• Bluestone added to Paradigm panel

    Paradigm Mortgage Services has announced that Bluestone Mortgages has been added to its lender panel. Bluestone offers mortgages to all types of borrowers ...

  • SMP reveals Level 4 exam milestone

    The Society of Mortgage Professionals has reported that 1,000 advisers have now passed the RQF Level 4 Certificate in Advanced Mortgage Advice. The CII qu ...

  • Vida Homeloans reinstates Limited Edition range

    Vida Homeloans has reintroduced its Limited Edition range of residential and buy-to-let mortgages. The products are available up to a maximum of 70% LTV, ...

  • Accord publishes portfolio landlord approach

    Accord Mortgages has published its lending criteria for portfolio landlords, which comes into effect on 29 September. There will be no changes to loan-to- ...

  • Skipton cuts residential mortgage rates

    The Skipton Building Society has cut a number of its residential mortgage rates and has unveiled two new intermediary exclusives. The exclusives are a 90% ...

  • Accord offers 0.99% fixed rate at 80% LTV

    Accord Mortgages is introducing a 0.99% two-year fixed rate mortgage for borrowers at 80% loan to value (LTV). The deal, which the lender says is the lowe ...

  • Equiniti combines three credit businesses

    Equiniti has announced the launch of Equiniti Credit Services, a consumer credit technology and outsourced service provider. Richard Carter is to lead the ...

  • Sesame and PMS hire specialist relationship manager

    Sesame Network and PMS Mortgage Club have appointed Stephanie Charman to the newly created role of specialist relationship manager. Charman (pictured) is ...

  • Vida Homeloans reinstates Limited Edition range

    Vida Homeloans has reintroduced its Limited Edition range of residential and buy-to-let mortgages. The products are available up to a maximum of 70% LTV, ...

  • UK buy-to-let market 25th best in Europe

    The UK is now in the bottom five European buy-to-let markets for investors, according to international payment firm WorldFirst. Meanwhile, Ireland is once ...

  • Accord publishes portfolio landlord approach

    Accord Mortgages has published its lending criteria for portfolio landlords, which comes into effect on 29 September. There will be no changes to loan-to- ...

  • PRA & BTL: there will be no car crash

    Looking at the recent trade press headlines about the buy-to-let market, in particular how it might function after the PRA’s portfolio landlord underwriti ...

  • FHL raises maximum BTL loan size

    Foundation Home Loans has increased its maximum loan size across its buy-to-let range. The maximum individual loan size increases to £1m for loans up to 6 ...

  • Barclays confirms portfolio landlord commitment

    Barclays is to continue to accept buy-to-let portfolio landlord applications after the Prudential Regulation Authority's (PRA) underwriting changes come i ...

  • New fixed rates and trackers for Barclays

    Barclays has made changes to its residential and buy-to-let product range. It has also unveiled its lowest ever two-year fixed rate. New deals include the ...

  • Foundation Home Loans maintains portfolio landlord policy

    Foundation Home Loans (FHL) will continue to provide its range of mortgage products to portfolio landlords. It as outlined its portfolio lending propositi ...

  • Bluestone added to Paradigm panel

    Paradigm Mortgage Services has announced that Bluestone Mortgages has been added to its lender panel. Bluestone offers mortgages to all types of borrowers ...

  • Skipton cuts residential mortgage rates

    The Skipton Building Society has cut a number of its residential mortgage rates and has unveiled two new intermediary exclusives. The exclusives are a 90% ...

  • Clever Lending becomes LendInvest strategic partner

    Clever Lending has been appointed as a strategic partner of LendInvest. The firm will now distribute LendInvest's specialist bridging and development fina ...

  • L&G Mortgage Club announces October conference speakers

    Legal & General Mortgage Club has published a list of additional speakers for its Mortgage Club Live event that will take place in London on 5 October ...

  • FSE 2017: end of individual approved persons?

    Advisers have voiced concern to the regulator that its new ‘Accountability 2’ senior manager and certification regime could mean the end of individual app ...

  • FSE 2017: ignore AI at your peril

    Speaking at Financial Services Expo (FSE) London yesterday, James Tucker, managing director at Twenty7Tec, warned that the mortgage industry had a history ...

  • Two-year deal ‘churners’ slammed by network

    Mortgage and protection network JLM Mortgage Services has criticised advisers and firms who continue to focus on two-year mortgage ‘churn’ deals, saying t ...

  • The Furness extends Trust Your Broker campaign

    The Furness Building Society has extended its campaign which supports the use of mortgage brokers. Unlock a Mortgage is an addition to the Furness’ Trust ...

  • West One places first post-pilot second charge case

    West One Loans has placed its first case through an external master broker on its new second charge mortgage proposition. The lender, which piloted second ...

  • Equiniti combines three credit businesses

    Equiniti has announced the launch of Equiniti Credit Services, a consumer credit technology and outsourced service provider. Richard Carter is to lead the ...

  • Borrowers need to understand rate rise impact

    Freedom Finance has calculated that a future interest rate rise could add more than £750 to the average annual mortgage bill. Analysts widely predict high ...

  • New packager promises “old fashioned values”

    Edinburgh-based packager Thistle Finance has launched with plans to restore the sector’s "old fashioned values". It aims to support brokers around the UK, ...

  • Black Book Finance hires BDM

    Ross Williams has joined Black Book Finance as business development manager. He is tasked with servicing and developing Black Book’s introducer base. Will ...

  • Y3S opens satellite office in London

    Specialist mortgage broker Y3S has opened its second satellite office in six months, this time in the capital. The new office will be run by Daniel Glicks ...

  • Sharp rise in profits at Together

    Together has posted a 29.7% increase in pre-tax profits for the year ended 30 June 2017. Its loan book totalled £2.24bn at 30 June 2017, up 24.4% on the p ...

  • Second charge market continues to grow

    The Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) has reported that the second charge mortgage market reported its fifth consecutive month of growth in July. Ne ...

  • CMA fines five estate agents over cartel

    The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has taken enforcement action against five estate agents for secretly agreeing to set minimum commission rates. ...

  • FSE 2017: end of individual approved persons?

    Advisers have voiced concern to the regulator that its new ‘Accountability 2’ senior manager and certification regime could mean the end of individual app ...

  • Aldermore publishes standardised BTL templates

    Aldermore has made new documents available to brokers and landlords in advance of the upcoming PRA buy-to-let underwriting standards, so that they have kn ...

  • Online estate agent’s ads declared misleading

    A website and TV ad for HouseSimple, an online estate agent, have been criticised by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for making unsubstantiated ...

  • Network CEO sees ban upheld

    The Upper Tribunal has upheld the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) decision to ban Charles Palmer, former CEO of Financial Limited and Investments Limi ...

  • Firms want clearer FCA communications about Brexit

    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the FCA Practitioner Panel have published the findings from their 2017 survey of FCA-regulated firms. The survey ...

  • Lloyds to pay £283m in redress over mortgage arrears fees

    Lloyds Banking Group has agreed with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to set up a redress scheme for mortgage customers who incurred fees after they ...

  • Compliance officer fined £75k

    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has fined David Watters £75,000 for failing to exercise due skill, care and diligence in his role as compliance over ...