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VouchedFor hits review milestone

Having launched in 2011, the number of customer reviews of mortgage advisers and IFAs on VouchedFor.co.uk has reached 15,000, across just over 3,000 advisers.

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TMW expands first-time landlord range

The Mortgage Works (TMW) is increasing its maximum loan-to-value (LTV) for first-time landlords from 75% to 80%.

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Labour talking to banks over Help to Build

The Labour Party has held talks with five of the high-street banks on proposals to increase house-building with the help of government loan guarantees for builders.

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UK exchange rate boosts continental property market

Excellent buying conditions, led by a strong pound, are drawing British buyers back to the overseas property market.

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First-time buyer sales climb 11% despite wider market slowdown

The number of first-time buyer UK house completions increased year-on-year in September, defying trends of a slowdown in the market.

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L&G offers free life cover to new parents

Legal & General (L&G) has announced it will offer £10,000 worth of free life cover to new parents.

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Rental costs up 1% in a year, says ONS

Private rental prices paid by tenants in Great Britain rose by 1% in the 12 months to September 2014, according to the Office For National Statistics (ONS).

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Housing minister unveils Right to Build plans

Housing and planning minister Brandon Lewis has announced plans to support aspiring custom and self-builders who want to build their own homes.

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Remortgage lending volumes hit 12-month high

Remortgage lending in September reached £4.4bn, a rise of 19% against August and the highest amount of monthly remortgage lending since September last year.

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Average landlord earns £19,999 a year from property - BM Solutions

A survey revealed 44% of landlords generated a gross income of less than £19,999 in the last year, and landlords with smaller portfolios of one to four properties spending an average of £10,335 on BTL repayments in the last 12 months.

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Levelling of London house prices is 'necessary pit stop'

The slowdown of house price growth in prime central London, from 3.1% last quarter to 0.5% in Q3 this year is a 'necessary pit stop' for a sustainable market, said one estate agency firm.

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Leeds launches 3.79% five-year fix

Leeds Building Society has launched a five-year fixed deal at 3.79%, available up to 85% loan-to-value exclusively through intermediaries.

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Shared equity and ownership key to improved housing supply

Mortgage providers need to improve their support for the affordable housing sector and offer more shared ownership and shared equity products to combat the UK’s chronic shortage of housing.

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House of Lords attacks lenders' age discriminating criteria

Mortgage lenders have come under attack by the House of Lords for discriminating against older borrowers by placing age restrictions on their homeloans.

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Buy-to-let market celebrates 18 years of lending

Paragon Mortgages has released a report to celebrate the buy-to-let sector’s 18th birthday, which has gone from a standing start in 1996 to gross lending of £20.7bn last year.

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