BSA chairman: Help to Buy should not be permanent feature of the mortgage market
Building Societies Association chairman David Webster has urged the Government to ensure its new £130bn mortgage indemnity insurance scheme does not become a permanent feature of the mortgage market.
Mortgage Strategy - Posted 08/05/2013
Nationwide removes product fees on NewBuy and MI New Home range
Nationwide is cutting rates on its NewBuy and MI New Home mortgage range by up to 0.45 per cent and removing the £900 product fees.
Mortgage Strategy - Posted 04/01/2013
London house prices decline for third consecutive month
House prices in London fell for the third consecutive month in October, according to figures published by the Office for National Statistics today.
Mortgage Strategy - Posted 18/12/2012
House purchase lending up 33% in May
House purchase lending increased substantially in May according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders today.
The number of house purchase loans grew by 33 per cent between April and May and by 24 per cent over the course of the year. The value of the loans grew by 36 per cent and 29 per cent respectively.
Mortgage Strategy - Posted 12/07/2012
Make NewBuy more appealing to FTBs, says CBI
The Confederation of British Industry is calling on the government to make the NewBuy scheme more appealing to first-time buyers.
Mortgage Strategy - Posted 22/06/2012
Halifax launches two products for NewBuy
Halifax has become the fourth lender to launch a range of 95% LTV deals for the government’s NewBuy Guarantee scheme.
Mortgage Strategy - Posted 23/04/2012
The privatisation of social housing
Privatisation is back in vogue and is seen as the panacea to all problems from policing to roads and housing is getting in on the act too.
Mortgage Strategy - Posted 26/03/2012
Bovis Homes sees 74% jump in profits for 2011
Bovis Homes Group has reported a pre-tax profit of £32.1m for 2011, a 74% increase on the £18.5m profit it made in 2010.
Mortgage Strategy - Posted 27/02/2012
Housing matters: New levy will scare off home builders
As the patient was coming round, housing has been hit by a long-planned initiative called the Community Infrastructure Levy, the effects of which have only just begun to hit home.
Mortgage Strategy - Posted 07/02/2012
Halifax Intermediaries ups max LTV to 90% for new-build houses
Lloyds Banking Group is to offer 90% LTV mortgages on new-build houses, increasing its maximum LTV on this type of property from a previous cap of 80%.
Mortgage Strategy - Posted 02/02/2012