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Virgin Money cuts buy-to-let rates to sharpen product range

Mortgage Solutions | 15 Aug 2014

Virgin Money has ramped up its bid to become a competitive player in the buy-to-let market by cutting rates across its fixed rate and tracker mortgages up to 0.80%.


NatWest cuts rates on Help to Buy mortgage guarantee

NatWest is set to lower the interest rate on its Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme from 5.69% to 5.45% fixed for two years, from tomorrow.

Mortgage Solutions | 11 Aug 2014

First-time buyers lead the way in lending growth

First-time buyer loans in June rose by 19% year-on-year to 28,600 transactions, data on lending trends from the Council of Mortgage Lenders has shown.

Mortgage Solutions | 11 Aug 2014

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Precise Mortgages and Coventry launch buy-to-let products

Precise Mortgages has launched two prime buy-to-let products at 80% loan-to-value (LTV) while Coventry has focused on landlords with larger deposits releasing products up to 65% LTV.

Mortgage Solutions | 08 Aug 2014

Shawbrook restructures underwriting teams to cope with growth

Shawbrook Bank has split its underwriting team into specialist hubs to improve the efficiency of its service ahead of a fixed rate product launch expected to drive up business.

Mortgage Solutions | 07 Aug 2014
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Lenders prepare for 2015 rate rise - IMLA

The vast majority of mortgage lenders are expecting a rate rise in 2015 or beyond, research from the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA) has shown.

Mortgage Solutions | 07 Aug 2014

Tenant immigration checks: how to guide your buy-to-let clients

With government giving landlords greater responsibility for checking tenants Simon Kenny, senior solicitor at Moore Blatch, looks at the impact this could have for advisers.

Mortgage Solutions | 04 Aug 2014

Mansfield BS drops rental income calculation for landlords

The Mansfield Building Society has reduced its rental income calculation so rent must now cover a standard interest rate of 5% by 130%.

Mortgage Solutions | 04 Aug 2014

Remortgage activity continues to fall

Activity in the remortgage market has continued to slump with a 4% drop in the number of cases processed in the last three months.

Mortgage Solutions | 04 Aug 2014
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Landlords lose out over lack of advice

Buy-to-let landlords are failing to realise the maximum return from their property investments by not seeking advice or carrying out research ahead of their purchases.

Mortgage Solutions | 04 Aug 2014

A look back at last week's most read stories

Each Friday, Mortgage Solutions rounds up the most popular articles on the website over the past week.

Mortgage Solutions | 01 Aug 2014

Virgin Money latest lender to join price war

Virgin Money is the latest lender to join the July price war by cutting rates across its mortgage range by up to 0.40%.

Mortgage Solutions | 30 Jul 2014

CHL's Bob Young quits job sparking new lender rumours

Bob Young, managing director of Capital Home Loans (CHL), has announced his resignation from the firm along with four other members of the management team.

Mortgage Solutions | 28 Jul 2014

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