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.

Fixed rate mortgage battle starts to kick off

The battle between UK lenders to offer the cheapest fixed rate mortgage is starting to kick off, according to experts.

All on credit

The Home Builders Federation have welcomed the announcement by the UK Government to extend the credit guarantee scheme, something it has been demanding for a number of months and as recommended by Sir James Crosby in his report on mortgage finance in November...

Homebuyer incomes exceed £40,000 for the first time in almost five years

Homebuyers’ average income crept above £40,000 in June 2013 for the first time in over four and a half years according to the National Mortgage Index from Mortgage Advice Bureau (MAB), the UK’s leading independent mortgage broker.

UK First Buy scheme met with skepticism

Though property industry experts admitted the British government's new scheme for first home buyers was a small shot in the arm for the market, most were convinced that it didn't go far enough.

United Arab Emirates see mortgage lending double

In the wake of the on-going property boom, mortgage lending has almost doubled, say the latest quarterly reports from the UAE Central Bank.

South Africa eases lending criteria

South African banks are easing lending criteria according to one local expert.

Lending in Dubai on the up

A 75% increase in property lending in Dubai so far this year compared with the same time last year indicates that confidence could be returning to its hard hit real estate market...

Secondary financing for Hong Kong buyers

It has been announced that Hong Kong property developers may offer buyers additional financing...

Lenders warned on mortgage fraud

Lenders were urged today to be on their guard against rising levels of mortgage fraud as the economy picks up.

Fixed-rate borrowers facing crisis

Thousands of homeowners with fixed rate mortgages will struggle to find a loan they can afford when their deals finish...
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2018/06/18 04:07:59am