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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.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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