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Barclays allows landlords to use own income to top up rent

Mortgage Solutions | 26 Jan 2015

Landlords will be allowed to use personal income when submitting an application to Barclays to bolster any shortfall in rent on buy-to-let applications to improve the chances of receiving a mortgage.

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Paragon reports 58% rise in buy-to-let lending in Q1

Paragon Mortgages recorded a 58.4% year-on-year increase in buy-to-let lending in the first quarter of its financial year beginning October 2014 as lending volumes rose from £140.2m to £222.1m.

Mortgage Solutions | 22 Jan 2015
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Athletics gold medallist pledges commitment to buy-to-let investor franchise

Gold medal-winning athlete Kriss Akabusi has joined specialist buy-to-let franchise Platinum Property Partners (PPP), after giving a talk at a motivational workshop in April last year.

Mortgage Solutions | 15 Jan 2015

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TMW launches 10-year fix for landlords

The Mortgage Works (TMW), the specialist lending arm of Nationwide, has launched a 10-year fixed rate available up to 75% loan-to-value (LTV) at 4.99% with a £995 fee.

Mortgage Solutions | 12 Jan 2015
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Metro Bank opens up lending across England and Wales

Metro Bank has widened its lending area for intermediaries to allow residential and buy-to-let applications for properties located throughout England and Wales.

Mortgage Solutions | 17 Dec 2014
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Remortgaging tops valuation market

Remortgaging was the most robust sector of the housing market in November, according to research from Connells.

Mortgage Solutions | 16 Dec 2014
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Virgin Money withdraws buy-to-let first-time buyer range

Virgin Money has stopped accepting buy-to-let mortgage applications from first-time buyers following a review of its lending policy.

Mortgage Solutions | 16 Dec 2014
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Accord launches BDM chat service for brokers

Accord Mortgages has launched a web chat service for brokers aimed at providing improved customer service on its residential and buy-to-let websites.

Mortgage Solutions | 15 Dec 2014
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Landlords choosing broker channel up 6% in Q4

The number of landlords choosing to source their buy-to-let mortgages through a broker has increased by 6% quarter-on-quarter, from 30% in Q3 to 36% in the final quarter of the year.

Mortgage Solutions | 15 Dec 2014
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Rogue landlords targeted by Leeds Council operation

Rogue landlords were at the centre of a clean-up operation by Leeds Council this week which uncovered ‘serious issues' with the safety of properties and negligence of immigration rules.

Mortgage Solutions | 05 Dec 2014
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Landlords in West Midlands first to carry out immigration checks

Landlords in the West Midlands will be forced to check if new tenants are illegal immigrants or risk being fined £3,000, from today.

Mortgage Solutions | 01 Dec 2014
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Exclusive: Fleet Mortgages unveils inaugural product range

Buy-to-let and specialist lender Fleet Mortgages' inaugural product range will allow individual and limited company buy-to-let borrowers to take out mortgages up to 80% loan-to-value with rates starting from 2.79%.

Mortgage Solutions | 26 Nov 2014
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Large mortgage broker firm launches with fixed-fee strategy

An insurance firm has launched a mortgage advice service ‘Unusual Mortgages' for borrowers looking for a large mortgage loan which it claims will beat the competition on fees.

Mortgage Solutions | 24 Nov 2014

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