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  1. September 5, 2014

    MMR is delaying mortgage offers

    Delays to mortgage applications have increased significantly in the past year as regulators have imposed more demanding...

  2. August 29, 2014

    TSB pays council tax for borrowers

    TSB Bank is offering to pay a year’s worth of council tax as an incentive for borrowers seeking a mortgage. The bank, which...

  1. August 14, 2014

    Homeowner relief over deferred rate rise

    Homeowners braced for an imminent increase in mortgage repayments have been given a reprieve, after the Bank of England...

  2. March 14, 2014

    Virgin unveils new buy-to-let mortgages

    Virgin Money has launched a range of mortgages for landlords with a 25 per cent deposit. The lender has increased the...

  3. September 27, 2013

    Dublin ponders action to speed up repossessions

    Dublin has told its international bailout masters it will consider introducing a fast track court process to speed up...

  4. June 13, 2013

    Supreme Court ruling on mortgages to hit Spanish bank profits

    Profits at several Spanish banks are set to take a fresh hit after the country’s Supreme Court issued a ruling forcing BBVA...

  5. May 30, 2013

    More choice comes with higher loan fees

    Homebuyers have 34 per cent more mortgage products to choose from today than a year ago, but the fees on these loans have...

  6. May 21, 2013

    Bank of Ireland in partial retreat on mortgage rise

    Bank of Ireland has partly backtracked on its decision to raise mortgage rates for thousands of customers, saying that about...

  7. April 2, 2013

    Data confirm fragile state of UK economy

    The economy’s fragility was underlined on Tuesday by data showing lending to households and companies was contracting while...

  8. 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...

  9. November 14, 2012

    Skipton raises ‘revert to’ mortgage rate

    Skipton Building Society has increased its “revert to rate” to 5.49 per cent for new mortgage customers – but the move will...

  10. September 20, 2012

    Mortgage lending flat in August

    Mortgage lending remained flat in August, reflecting a weak UK housing market, according to new figures. Gross mortgage...

  11. September 7, 2012

    Lack of funding could hit planning proposals

    Housing experts are questioning the viability of new planning measures aimed at boosting the economy by encouraging families...

  12. August 22, 2012

    Santander raises SVR mortgage rate

    Households look set for a further squeeze on their incomes after the UK’s second largest mortgage lender announced plans to...

  13. August 16, 2012

    HSBC pulls five-year fixed mortgage deal

    HSBC is withdrawing its cheap 2.99 per cent five-year fixed-rate mortgage on Friday, a month after it was first launched to...

  14. July 31, 2012

    Lenders target low-risk borrowers

    Banks and building societies are slashing the cost of mortgage rates, with several lenders launching historically low...

  15. July 20, 2012

    Mortgage lenders cut borrowing costs

    Banks and building societies are cutting their mortgage rates again this week, as another mainstream lender launched a cheap...

  16. May 14, 2012

    Santander offers NewBuy mortgages

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

  17. May 2, 2012

    Co-op pulls out of interest-only loans

    The Co-operative Bank has become the first big high street lender to pull out of the interest-only mortgage market, as...

  18. May 1, 2012

    Homeowners face higher mortgage payments

    More than a million homeowners face higher mortgage repayments after several high street lenders raised rates today. Several...

  19. March 7, 2012

    Bank of Ireland raises mortgage rates

    Borrowers are being warned about the danger of sitting on a mortgage lender’s standard variable rate (SVR) after another...

  20. February 8, 2012

    Santander overhauls interest-only loans

    Santander has overhauled its lending criteria for interest-only mortgages, cutting the maximum it will allow customers to...

  21. February 3, 2012

    Best mortgage rates go private

    Private banks are offering some of the most competitive rates for million-pound home loans – in spite of a number of lenders...

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