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Mortgage Desk

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

Post Office counters rising buy-to-let costs with new mortgage deals

The buy-to-let sector is facing a wave of growing costs, but the Post Office is now aiming to counter them with new mortgage deals for landlords.

UK lenders introduce stricter buy-to-let mortgages

UK lenders are introducing stricter criteria for buy-to-let mortgages, following comments from the Bank of England that the sector could overheat.
Cormet de Roselend, Savoie, France

Low mortgage rates in France keep bringing in Brits

Low mortgage rates in France continue to bring in British buyers, as banks resist the pressure to hike lending costs.

New Zealand caps lending for residential property investors

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

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.

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.

Bank of England interest rate hike likely this autumn

A Bank of England policymaker has dismissed talk of rising interest rates, following speculation from financial experts.

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.

Cyprus passes new mortgage laws

Cyprus has passed a series of new bills governing how the island's banks treat mortgage debtors.

For some German lenders, Brexit has already happened

For some German lenders, Brexit has already happened, with banks raising their loan-to-value limits for foreign buyers.
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2018/06/18 05:58:24am