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Gross Mortgage Lending Up 9% in March

Created on 22 April 2013.

The Council of Mortgage Lenders estimates that total gross mortgage lending increased to £11.6 billion in March. This is 9% higher than February's gross lending figure of £10.6 billion but 8% lower than ...

Lenders Selling Repossessed Properties Cheaply

Created on 08 March 2013.

Since the start of the credit crunch four years ago, UK mortgage lenders have sold repossessed properties at an average discount of 23% compared with 13% prior to 2008. The analysis comes from Fitch ...

Lenders Are Wrong Not To Allow Tenants Longer Tenancies

Created on 30 January 2013.

The Council of Mortgage Lenders have responded to Labour leader Ed Milliband's call for longer tenancy agreements by warning that such agreements could lead to a rise in rent arrears. They have indicated ...

UK Expat Mortgages in Qatar

Created on 05 July 2017. Posted in Live News

The challenges for UK expats in Qatar just got worse. A further two U.K. Mortgage lenders have also announced that they are removing Qatar from their lists of acceptable countries for mortgage applications. ...

Expat in Singapore

Created on 10 May 2017. Posted in Ask the Specialist

Hi, I am living In Singapore and need mortgage in UK for UK property. Is this something that you assist with? Many thanks, Ayyaz   Ask the Specialist response: Hi Ayyaz. Thanks for ...

Brexit And The Mortgage Market

Created on 30 March 2017. Posted in Live News

March 29th saw the triggering of Article 50 in the UK. In doing so, a period of uncertainty is expected within the mortgage market. The economy, domestic political issues, the stock markets, inflation, ...

Expat Returned from Australia

Created on 28 February 2017. Posted in Ask the Specialist

Hi,  I have just returned from 7 years in Australia (returned Nov 2016). We are currently staying with my in-laws. I am purchasing a house for £250,000 and paying cash (problems getting mortgage). ...

Previously Bankrupt in Northern Ireland

Created on 13 February 2017. Posted in Ask the Specialist

...  Providing that there are no significant mortgage market changes we may be able to assist you this time next year although if you wish to find out more, I'd recommend speaking to one of our Advisers ...

Need to Move from Consent to Lease

Created on 10 February 2017. Posted in Ask the Specialist

Hi, I currently have a mortgage with Bank of Scotland on a consent to lease basis. I need to move to a buy to let mortgage. However I am encountering lots of obstacles. Is this something you can help ...

Purchasing a Property Renting Outbuildings

Created on 09 January 2017. Posted in Ask the Specialist

Hi, We are in the process of purchasing a house that has a summer house at the bottom of the garden. The current owner is renting the house together with the summer house at the moment. Nationwide have ...

Mortgage With 6 Late Payments

Created on 05 January 2017. Posted in Ask the Specialist

Hi, I need a mortgage of about £110,000. I work and have a deposit, however, I fear banks will turn me down as I have 6 late payments on my credit file, which is no fault of my own and taking action ...

Remortgage While Working in Cayman Islands

Created on 19 December 2016. Posted in Ask the Specialist

Hi there, I need to re-mortgage my property in the UK. I live and work in the Cayman Islands and rent the house in the UK out to some tenants. Does this sound like something you can help with? Drew  ...

Capital Fortune Conference 2016

Created on 09 December 2016. Posted in Live News

... Turnbull - Head of Competition at HM Treasury - started the conference informing the audience about the need for mortgage lenders to appreciate competition and lender's need to engage in the coming revolution. ...

Expat in Dubai

Created on 23 November 2016. Posted in Ask the Specialist

... terms which are issued can often be on bespoke basis, where a mortgage lender will look at your overall holistic circumstances.  If you just wish to obtain an indication on whether we are able to ...

Non Standard Construction Council Flat

Created on 12 October 2016. Posted in Ask the Specialist

... there for that type of property ? I am looking for a 50k mortgage. I'm hoping that you could help. Maria Ask the Specialist response: Hi Maria,  Many thanks for getting in contact. Clients ...

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 ...

What Does Brexit Mean for Britain?

Created on 24 June 2016. Posted in Live News

... use the current uncertainty to negotiate prices downwards. We believe there will be some potential falls in house prices, but the low interest rate environment, over supply of mortgages and the housing ...

Parents over 60 looking to buy with Daughter

Created on 28 April 2016. Posted in Ask the Specialist

... joint mortgage over say 20-25 years? Thanks Reg Ask the Specialist response: Hi Reg, Thanks for your enquiry. We assist a growing number of clients over the age of 60 looking to purchase a property ...

10% deposit with a Debt management plan

Created on 26 April 2016. Posted in Ask the Specialist

I've seen a property for £87,000. I have a 10% deposit and I have been in debt management plan which will be finished in 16 months. I have no debts and earn £3200 per month. Can you get me a mortgage? ...

Retired Expat Looking to Buy Holiday Let Property

Created on 21 March 2016. Posted in Ask the Specialist

... Looking to get a mortgage on the new property. Stuart. Ask the Specialist response: Stuart. Thanks for getting in touch. It is not unusual for us to assist clients abroad who are looking to ...