Mortgage Desk

Mortgage Desk

From Europe and USA to the UK and beyond, we monitor the mortgage rates, activity and issues all borrowers need to know.

Euribor rates have now been negative for almost a year

Euribor rates have now been negative for almost a year, as mortgage conditions on the continent remain unprecedented.

France’s “ridiculously” low mortgage rates counter weak pound

France's record low mortgage rates are countering the weak pound, fuelling property sales.

First-time buyers fall in London

The number of first-time buyers getting on the housing ladder in London has fallen in the months following the UK's EU referendum

Bank of England granted new powers to control buy-to-let

The Bank of England has been granted new powers to control buy-to-let lending in the UK.

Homeownership gap in the USA remains black and white

The homeownership gap between black and white households has remained the same for past 100 years in the USA.
CN Tower, Toronto, Canada

New Canadian mortgage rules come into effect

New Canadian mortgage rules come into effect today, introducing tighter lending restrictions for some buyers.

New Zealand caps lending for residential property investors

New Zealand is introducing a new cap for residential property investors in the country.

US foreclosures fall to record lows

The number of home foreclosures in the US has fallen to a record low, as fewer borrowers fall behind on loan payments.

How long will UK mortgage rates stay low?

The Bank of England cut the interest rate to a record low of 0.25 per cent last week, the first change in more than seven years. Does that mean UK mortgage rates will stay low for longer?

Senate approves bill to open up condo lending

The US senate has approved a new bill that will open up lending to more condo buyers.
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