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Mortgage Market Forecasts for 2013

Created on 26 December 2012.

The Council of Mortgage lenders has recently published its 2013/14  mortgage market forecasts  alongside its mortgage lender evaluation of the market based on interviews with the national lenders.In ...

Recent County Court Judgements and Defaults

Created on 18 October 2016. Posted in Ask the Specialist

... to me? My Mum is willing to lend me a 20% deposit and be a guarantor if possible, she owns her home (no mortgage) Other options would be equity from her house or possibly buying her house from her but ...

Mortgage for Timber Framed House

Created on 07 September 2016. Posted in Ask the Specialist

Hello, we live in a timber framed house, no mortgage and wish to remortgage a small amount for home improvements. I have heard some banks/ building societies do not loan on timber framed properties...are ...

Remortgaging with Debt Management Plan

Created on 27 May 2016. Posted in Ask the Specialist

Hi, We have a debt management plan in place and have so for 2 years. We want to remortgage and possibly move home. We want to clear off debts, paying the debt plan with full and final settlement which ...

Expats, Mortgages and Foreign Currency

Created on 07 October 2015. Posted in Live News

... for existing customers moving home but only where no new lending is required. The building society said any foreign currency income must be converted to Sterling by the customer before use. The decision ...

How can I get a second home mortgage?

Created on 24 June 2015. Posted in Live News

We are delighted to see so many Britons buying second homes for holidays, work or perhaps their retirement. These are homes not used as rental properties but for those who have enough spare capital to ...

Mortgage market bounces back in April

Created on 23 June 2015. Posted in Live News

... which sounds like a lot, but it was down 9% on the previous February according to Council of Mortgage Lenders figures. That means that there are fewer people buying homes and it is hard to put your ...

Nationwide axes foreign currency mortgages

Created on 25 May 2015. Posted in Live News

... for existing customers moving home but only where no new lending is required. The building society said any foreign currency income must be converted to Sterling by the customer before use. This is ...

Pensioners enjoying Govt rewards should think about mortgages

Created on 10 March 2015. Posted in Live News

... debt or give the grandkids a deposit for their first home. We can also offer remortgage solutions for your home so you can release some equity to fund retirement or for other needs. We have seen ...

Millions Overpaying on Mortgages -The Cost of Complacency?

Created on 01 February 2015. Posted in Live News

... Killeen, Business Manager at Capital Fortune, considers how misguided they may be? The Bank of England’s base rate has been frozen at a record low of 0.5% for 6 years this March and millions of home ...

Chancellor Cracks The Whip on "Excessive" Lending

Created on 13 June 2014. Posted in Live News

... to 95 per debt of the value if their home. This is effectively the maximum loan size available on the market today. Therefore, if the Bank's powers to cap loan to values is to have any meaning then ...

My house is valued at approx £200,000. I owe £40,000. I am 67 years. I need to remortgage to give me time to downsize

Created on 31 March 2014. Posted in Ask the Specialist

... of their existing mortgage contract and wish to extend it for around 5 to 10 years to allow them more time to sell their home and downsize to a smaller property that is more suitable for them when they ...

My wife and I moved abroad and are now looking for a UK base for holidays - is this possible?

Created on 04 March 2014. Posted in Ask the Specialist

... If you have a family member that lives close to the property and could look after it for you that could help. Alternatively, if you do wish to let the property as a holiday home then the letting agent ...

Can We Remortgage if Living Abroad?

Created on 24 February 2014. Posted in Ask the Specialist

... may be looking to remortgage for a wide variety of reasons such as obtaining a better deal or releasing equity for home improvements or purchase of another property. From the query it would appear that ...

Rates Won't Rise Quickly - Carney

Created on 08 January 2014. Posted in Live News

... homeowners. It was launched in July 2012 and has had an enormous impact with lending rocketing and rates falling to new lows. The mortgage market is recovering and we believe it is the right time to ...

Down-valuations continue to fall as economy recovers

Created on 09 November 2013. Posted in Live News

The proportion of homes down-valued by surveyors continued to fall across the entire UK in the third quarter, according to research from e.surv. The 'overestimate index', seen exclusively by Mortgage ...

UK Mortgages for British Expats in Hong Kong

Created on 26 August 2013. Posted in Hong Kong

... account for the 20,000 UK expatriates settling there.  Many have continued with their UK property, here at home and have either obtained permission let from their mortgage lender or have undertaken ...

British Mortgages for UK Expats in Canada

Created on 26 August 2013. Posted in Canada

Canada with its first class health system, low crime rate and stunning outdoor scenery remains an attractive destination for UK expats. Many British citizens have given up their home to relocate here or ...

Expat Mortgages for British UK Ex pats in the US

Created on 18 August 2013. Posted in USA

... of market. Whether finance is required for a residential purchase or remortgage, expat buy to let mortgages or finance on a holiday home, we can arrange mortgages for expatriates at similar rates to those ...

UK Ex Pat Mortgages for British Expats in Dubai

Created on 18 August 2013. Posted in UAE

... interest only. Expats often want to buy or remortgage a residential home they will return to at some time in the future or are looking to purchase or re-finance an investment property for buy to let or ...