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.

US foreclosure activity falls to 10-year low

Foreclosure activity in the USA has fallen to a 10-year low, as the market continues its recovery.

“Golden opportunity” as Euribor rates hit record low

Foreign buyers on the continent have a "golden opportunity" at the start of 2017, as Euribor rates ended last year on a record low.

Overseas mortgage enquiries boosted by weak pound

Overseas mortgage enquiries are on the up in the UK, boosted by the weakened pound.

FCA launches new study of UK mortgage market

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has launched a market study to consider whether competition can be improved to benefit consumers.

UK mortgage rates starting to rise again?

UK mortgage rates may be starting to rise again, following several months of record lows.

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.
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