Easter marks the start of the home buying year. Whilst last year we spent Easter shivering under a dusting of snow, this year there are both literal and metaphorical green shoots.
We are now less than a month away from the launch of the new mortgage market regulatory regime.
Chancellor George Osborne delivered his fourth Budget statement earlier today. Mortgage Solutions rounds-up commentary from key figures across the industry.
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The FCA has challenged lenders to improve their arrears and forbearance management following a thematic review which found several counts of bad practice at firms.
Records for rainfall continue to be broken, storms have been upgraded to tempests and there is no doubt that a large number of individuals, businesses and whole communities are having a very rough time.
On Monday I attended a breakfast meeting where shadow housing minister Emma Reynolds MP was making her first keynote speech to a housing audience.
Mutuals and building societies have doubled their net mortgage lending over the last year, figures from the Building Societies Association (BSA) show.
After years of negotiations, the European Parliament has quietly passed the EU Mortgage Credit Directive today. This means firms will soon be following the same rules as mortgage professionals across the European Union.
The withdrawal of the Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS) is unlikely to cause immediate spikes in mortgage rates, experts have stated.
Much has been made of the announcement of the withdrawal of the Bank of England's Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS) in relation to mortgage lending at the end of November and the Bank's latest Financial Stability Report detailing the macro-prudential tools that it has in its kit, but what is to be the likely impact?
The Building Societies Association has warned regulatory interventions in lender strategy could undo the “good work” done by mutuals supporting the first-time buyer sector.
Help to Buy 2 is off to a flying start. More than 2,000 applications made under the mortgage guarantee scheme in the first month have been agreed in principle, and interest shows no sign of flagging.
The chief executive of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) is "sympathetic"to calculating the scheme's levy based on the risk posed by specific businesses.
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