TMW reveals portfolio buy-to-let approach

21st June 2017 0

The Mortgage Works has outlined its approach to portfolio buy-to-let ahead of new underwriting rules coming into force on 30 September affecting those with at least four mortgaged properties. For portfolio cases the interest cover […]


Demand for specialist mortgages on the up

6th June 2017 0

Demand for specialist mortgages increased during the first quarter of the year, according to Paragon Mortgages’ Financial Advisors Confidence Tracking (FACT) Index. Both self-employed (24%) and complex income (17%) customers saw an increase in demand, […]


Liverpool is the UK’s buy-to-let hotspot

1st June 2017 0

Liverpool is the UK’s number one buy-to-let hotspot, research by Private Finance shows. The northern city offers rental yields of 8% once mortgage costs are taken into account, and the area offers low average house […]


Paragon mortgage lending doubles in Q2

23rd May 2017 0

Paragon Mortgages more than doubled its new buy-to-let lending during the second quarter to £742.3m. Underlying Group profits were £70.1m for the first half compared with £69.4m for the same period last year. New mortgage […]


Buy-to-let offerings for limited companies double

22nd May 2017 0

The proportion of buy-to-let deals available to limited companies has doubled in one year, Moneyfacts research suggests. This comes as the buy-to-let market remains under scrutiny as landlords are hit by several buy-to-let tax changes […]


Investec Private Banking launches BTL fixed rates

3rd May 2017 0

Investec Private Banking has launched a range of two, three, four and 5-year fixed rates across its range of buy-to-let mortgages and has linked its tracker products to Investec bank base rate. The fixed rate […]


Complete FS to host specialist lending forums

26th April 2017 0

Complete FS is hosting three specialist lending forums for brokers. The events will give brokers an opportunity to meet lenders, hear about the latest innovations in the market and meet underwriters to discuss complex cases or […]


Keith Street to leave Kensington

12th April 2017 0

Keith Street is departing from Kensington at the end of the year after nearly 16 years with the specialist lender. Street, who is head of Kensington Mortgages and vice chairman of group lending at its […]


First-time landlord products in decline – Moneyfacts

11th April 2017 0

Products aimed at first-time landlords are falling as a proportion of whole buy-to-let market, research shows. As of this month products available to first-time landlords represented 68% of the market, down from 73% in […]

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