Ipswich Building Society now lends nationally following a tie-up with SimplyBiz Mortgages. Previously, its products were only on offer to advisers within counties in or near its East Anglia heartland. SimplyBiz Mortgages chief executive Martin Reynolds says: “We are thrilled to be the only mortgage club chosen by Ipswich Building Society to offer the widened […]
Second charge products may not be the most obvious route, but intermediaries are now acknowledging their presence Some weeks on from the implementation of the Mortgage Credit Directive it is now possible to start to gauge how the second-charge market has handled the change and how we might develop the sector. On the whole, the […]
House prices fell by 0.8 per cent between March and April, according to the latest Halifax House Price Index. The average house in April cost £212,321. House prices in the first quarter of 2016 were 1.5 per cent higher than the preceding quarter. Halifax say this was the smallest quarterly increase since 1.4 per cent […]
Financial Services Expo has revealed the seminar programmes for this year’s event. FSE Manchester will be held at The Emirates stadium on Wednesday 18 May. The seminar topics include the current state of the UK mortgage market, second charges, buy-to-let, protection, retirement lending and advice. Front Events managing director James Prosser says: “There have been […]
Do macro headlines create white noise which impacts market prices? Portfolio Manager at Harris Associates, David Herro, discusses how market volatility can create opportunities to buy good business at a discount.