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  1. July 14, 2014

    New society aims at ‘intergenerational’ market

    A new building society has been launched, offering mortgages for family members wanting to help each other financially...

  2. June 6, 2014

    UK homeowners ‘underprepared’ for mortgage rate rises

    Homebuyers are “severely” underprepared for interest rate rises, underestimating their ability to repay their mortgage by...

  1. March 23, 2014

    More state land must be used for homes, says Sir John Ritblat

    More needs to be done to free up land for housebuilding if the government is to reduce the risk of a bubble in the...

  2. October 15, 2013

    Help to Buy boosts Bellway profits by a third

    Bellway, the housebuilder, said annual pre-tax profits rose a third as the company benefited from an increase in mortgage...

  3. September 13, 2013

    FPC grows up fast to call shots on mortgages

    The Financial Policy Committee might be relatively new, but youth has not spared it from difficult decisions and great...

  4. September 6, 2013

    Grown-up children live at home as rents and house prices rise

    “Empty nest” syndrome has become a problem of the past for millions of parents who have adult children in their twenties and...

  5. August 20, 2013

    Builders face curbs on construction of ‘rabbit hutch’ homes

    Housebuilders would be forced to construct homes with larger rooms under proposals to curb the proliferation of...

  6. May 2, 2013

    FCA acts to head off UK interest-only mortgage crisis

    The new UK financial regulator has taken its first “pre-emptive” action after discovering that almost half the UK’s 2.6m...

  7. April 15, 2013

    First-time buyer loans at five-year high

    Lending to first-time buyers has picked up, with the number of would-be homeowners securing a mortgage rising to a five-year...

  8. March 22, 2013

    Housing emphasis evokes past politicians

    When George Osborne this week put housing at the centre of his Budget his rhetoric unearthed memories of political giants of...

  9. March 21, 2013

    More lenders exit interest-only loans

    Yorkshire Building Society and HSBC join the growing list of lenders that no longer offer controversial interest-only loans...

  10. March 14, 2013

    Mortgage lending powers ahead

    Mortgage lending had its best start to the year since 2008, according to industry figures released on Thursday, suggesting...

  11. January 16, 2013

    First-time buyers boost lending numbers

    Mortgage lending for new house purchases picked up in November, led by a rise in first-time buyers, according to new data....

  12. April 16, 2012

    Halifax reveals NewBuy mortgage rates

    Halifax has become the latest lender to offer mortgage deals for homebuyers with a 5 per cent deposit as part of the...

  13. February 13, 2012

    Buyers rush to beat stamp duty deadline

    The number of first-time buyers taking out a mortgage increased in December as borrowers rushed to buy before the end of...

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