Despite initial scepticism about how Help to Buy would work in practice, it's great to see the initial scheme for new build is already having a positive impact on the UK housing market.
Here we are in 2013 and all of sudden the mainstream media is talking about interest-only mortgages.
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Numerous features of the pre-credit crunch market were wrong. The bloated sub-prime sector clearly was a factor.
Dealing with 46 building societies with assets of over £375bn may not seem like the most likely source of poetic inspiration.
Only two lender brands - Lloyds Group including Halifax and Woolwich - are currently actively supporting the Help to Buy shared equity scheme, but at least two more are set to do so this month.
Following an extended sabbatical from work (hence the gap between my blogs), I have returned refreshed, renewed and tottering like a baby penguin back into the chilly world of repossessions.
The Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) tenure has begun in earnest and its PR machine has been busy issuing statements and declarations of its objectives and areas it intends to target.
The announcement that the Bank of England’s flagship Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS) is to be both extended and expanded provides an opportunity to reflect on the impact it has had to date.
Mortgage Solutions' sister title COVER magazine is interested in your views on the formation of a trade body to represent the protection sector.
There have been a number of market leading rates launched by lenders recently that are fantastically low and a brilliant deal for customers but are often withdrawn at very short notice.
It has been 9 months since the Bank of England’s Funding for Lending scheme was introduced and I think most of us will agree that it has had a largely positive effect on the market to date.
I'm not sure what is more fascinating - the pragmatic approach of the new FCA in its handling of the interest-only call to action, or the "shock horror" reporting in some quarters about the potential shortfalls that some interest-only borrowers may face.
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