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.

Mixed mortgages

The housing market continues to bring mixed signals as figures from the Bank of England (BoE) today revealed a rise in mortgage approvals for the month of May - it is the fourth consecutive month that approvals have risen...

B2L will not come under EU regulation, says CML

The Council of Mortgage Lenders says amendments being added to the European Commission’s mortgage directive would exempt buy-to-let.

New lending for home buyers not improving, reveals FSA

New lending for home buyers is not improving, according to the new figures released by the Financial Services Authority.

Rabid remortgaging on the rise

Remortgaging is soaring as borrowers race to secure deals on competitive rates...

Five million facing ‘the creeping menace’

New research has revealed that up to five million homeowners could be in negative equity by the end of this year if house prices continue to fall...

UK mortgage approvals on the slide

The number of mortgage approvals in the UK fell to a five-month low in February, according to the latest figures from the Bank of England.

Loan approvals soar

The British Bankers' Association (BBA) has today revealed that the number of mortgages approved for house purchase in July soared to its highest level since February 2008...

Mortgages now funding just 46pc of housing transactions

Cashflow has become king and mortgages a less dominant feature of the housing market, with most sales now financed by equity.

Top 10 Mortgage Tips for First Time Buyers

Finding your first house is an exciting time. Opening the front door to your new home will be one of the happiest and most memorable times of your life, but there are lots of hurdles you need to jump before you reach the finishing line.

The most competitive lender is…

HSBC has been named the most competitive mortgage lender in 2008...
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2018/02/19 11:25:22pm