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.

Mortgage war breaks out as rates reach record low

A mortgage war has broken out across the UK, as rates reach a record low.

Underwater homes fall 1.2 million in US

The number of underwater homes in the USA has fallen 1.2 million in the last year, as negative equity continues to fall.

Mortgage approvals dip in March as buyers play it cautious

Mortgage approvals in the UK dipped in March, as buyers played it cautious in the aftermath of the country's Brexit vote.

Spanish lending rises for sixth month in a row as Euribor hits new low

Spanish lending has risen for six months in a row this spring, as the Euribor rate falls to a new record low.
New York, USA

US commercial property feels tug of war as lending stays strong

The USA's commercial property markets are starting to feel a "tug of war", as supply grows to meet demand.

Reliance upon Bank of Mum and Dad hits record high

The reliance of first-time buyers upon the Bank of Mum and Dad to purchase a home has hit a record high, according to new research.

US Fed Reserve raises interest rates for second time in three months

The US Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate for the second time in three months this week.

New Home Lending falls back in Australia

Momentum in Australia's new home mortgage market is fuelling a positive outlook for the year ahead.

Stirling: Scotland’s most affordable city

There has been a further deterioration in home affordability in Scottish cities, according to the latest Bank of Scotland research.

New year boost for small deposit buyers

First-time buyers and other borrowers with small deposits saw their share of the UK mortgage market rise at the start of the year, according to esurv.
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2022/06/30 10:03:36am