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Remortgage loan size reaches record high

The average size of a remortgage loan in June has risen 5% to £163,161 month-on-month, reaching its highest recorded level, research from LMS has revealed.

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Housing market growth at 18 month low

The property market has started to cool down with prices rising at their slowest level for 18 months, figures from Hometrack have suggested.

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TMW to offer rent guarantee to new customers

The Mortgage Works (TMW) has announced plans to offer a six month rent guarantee period to new buy-to-let customers.

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Paragon reports 95% increase in buy-to-let lending

Paragon Mortgages has reported a 95% year-on-year increase in buy-to-let advances from the period between October 2013 and June this year.

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Yorkshire BS boosts lending 50%

Yorkshire Building Society Group has posted increased profits on the back of 50% increase in mortgage lending, its interim results have shown.

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Virgin removes £30k income threshold on Help to Buy equity loan and opens scheme to Scotland and Wales

Virgin Money is set to remove the £30,000 minimum income threshold for joint and sole income on its Help to Buy Equity Loan range.

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Bank mortgage lending up a quarter

Gross mortgage lending by banks has risen by almost a quarter in the year to June, figures released by the British Bankers’ Association have shown.

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'Risk of debt peril' when interest rates rise

A "relatively benign" rise in interest rates still has the potential to double the number of households facing debt problems, a think tank has said.

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London rental yields lag behind rest of UK

The London buy-to-let market is providing landlords with the lowest rental yield out of all the regions in the UK, research from BM Solutions has revealed.

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Skipton withdraws buy-to-let trackers and cuts rates

Skipton Building Society has withdrawn its buy-to-let tracker products while cutting rates across its residential and buy-to-let range.

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Property market flattens out in June

Property transactions remained flat in June but the market is still significantly ahead of 2013 levels, new figures have showed.

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Five more mortgage lenders poised to enter market

Another five new or returning lenders are expected to start offering mortgages this year.

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Market forces push out first-time buyers

The number of sales to first-time buyers fell in June by five percentage points to 20% of total sales, figures released by the National Association of Estate Agents have revealed.

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Santander amends Help to Buy, affordability and interest-only policy

Santander has tightened its Help to Buy and general affordability criteria while paring back its interest-only policy.

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Average buyer to face £7,500 Stamp Duty bill by 2016

If average house prices keep rising at their current pace they will exceed the Stamp Duty threshold of £250,000 within two years.

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