Metro Bank has widened its lending area for intermediaries to allow residential and buy-to-let applications for properties located throughout England and Wales.
Bank of Ireland has launched an intermediary pilot through estate agency chains Reeds Rains, Your Move and Embrace Mortgage Services after its trial run in Northern Ireland was a success.
Accord Mortgages' latest round of rate cuts sees the intermediary-only lender launch a 1.74% two-year fixed rate up to 65% loan-to-value (LTV).
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Halifax is preparing to roll out a streamlined service proposition to brokers which will reduce the amount of time it takes from mortgage application to completion.
Accord Mortgages has reduced its two, three and five year fixed rate products by up to 0.45%.
Paragon Personal Finance has become the latest lender to join the panel of master broker Promise Solutions.
The battle to reach volume lending targets and increase market share before the end of the year is seeing some lenders slash rates.
TSB admitted the fall in its quarterly net lending by 0.3bn to £19.1bn in Q3 was down to the absence of a distribution channel within the broker market.
Seven advice firms have been declared in default by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS).
Brokers are optimistic that speculation about a rise in the Bank of England base rate will create a surge in more remortgage enquiries from customers, survey results have shown.
Confidence about the mortgage market's health remains high among mortgage intermediaries despite a small decrease in a confidence index, reported NatWest Intermediary Solutions.
It has begun. New lenders are starting to emerge and the industry gossip wire tells us more are on the way.
Bupa's international private medical insurance (IPMI) business has been awarded CII-accredited status for its online broker training portal, the Bupa Academy.
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