BM Solutions launches online portfolio calculator

11th January 2018 0

BM Solutions has introduced an online portfolio calculator to calculate loan-to-values (LTV) and rental cover ratios for portfolio lending, helping brokers with portfolio landlords. In response to broker feedback, BM Solutions developed it to check […]


A look ahead to 2018 for buy-to-let

19th December 2017 0

Andrew Turner is chief executive of Commercial Trust Will the New Year bring renewed optimism for Britain’s beleaguered landlords? Landlords faced a wave of change during 2017, but despite a number of high and low […]


Paradigm publishes portfolio landlord factsheet

2nd August 2017 1

Paradigm Mortgage Services has released a factsheet detailing the portfolio landlord policies of lenders on its panel. The factsheet covers a range of criteria and will be updated weekly as more lenders go public on […]


Vida Homeloans adds to Paradigm lender panel

22nd February 2017 0

Paradigm has added Vida Homeloans to its lender panel meaning all Paradigm advisers and member firms have access to the lender’s range of residential and buy-to-let mortgages. This comes after Vida’s recent launch of specialist […]


Vida Homeloans strengthens buy-to-let proposition

14th February 2017 0

Vida Homeloans has strengthened its buy-to-let proposition following the instruction of new underwriting standards by the Prudential Regulatory Authority. Vida Homeloans’ rental cover is 125% for basic rate UK tax payers and lmited companies and […]


PRA buy-to-let stress tests could spark another rush

29th April 2016 0

The Prudential Regulation Authority’s buy-to-let measures could spark another rush of landlords looking to buy before it gets involved, Fleet Mortgages chief executive Bob Young has predicted. In March the PRA proposed stress testing buy-to-let […]


SPECIAL FEATURE: PRA harming buy-to-let

15th April 2016 0

Simon Whittaker is finance director at Mortgages for Business In the latest of a string of government crackdowns affecting the buy-to-let mortgage market, the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) published a consultation paper (CP11/16) in March […]


Sam Woods hired as new PRA chief

8th April 2016 0

Sam Woods take over from Andrew Bailey as head of the Prudential Regulation Authority in July. Woods works as executive director of insurance at the PRA and will join on a five year renewable term. […]