View more on these topics

Tipton launches lowest ever rates

Tipton and Coseley Building Society has launched a new range of mortgages with rates starting at 1.04 per cent.

The discounted rates are the lowest the society has ever issued.

Rates start at 1.04 per cent, discounted until 31 January 2020, up to a maximum loan-to-value of 65 per cent.

For a 75 per cent loan-to-value a rate of 1.09 per cent is available until 30 November 2019.

Both have a £99 booking fee and £900 arrangement fee, but include a free standard valuation.

The rates on products with no arrangement fee are 1.29 per cent and 1.34 per cent respectively.

Tipton head of mortgage sales Richard Groom says: “Helping people buy their own homes has been a long-standing ethos at the Tipton. I’m sure customers will be impressed with our all-time low competitive mortgage rates.”



CMA exposes details of price-fixing estate agent cartel

The CMA has revealed details of its investigation into a cartel of estate agents it fined £370,084. The regulator fined the group of Somerset-based agents in May this year after it emerged they had been involved in a price-fixed racket. It has now revealed details of the cartel, which was secretly agreeing to set minimum […]

Financing properties owned in trusts

Part of a series looking at various niche markets within the buy-to-let sector where choice of lender is more restricted than for normal borrowers. One such area involves loans secured on residential properties owned through trusts. Properties can be held in trust for many reasons. For example, if a property is left to minors in […]


News and expert analysis straight to your inbox

Sign up