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Mortgage Lending Innovation

In our mortgage world it has been a very interesting week, with new mortgage lending innovation, doing huge levels of business, and general all-round positivity, so on that note, you may find some of the below of interest. While much...

Big hits in the mortgage world

We've seen some big hits in the mortgage world this week so here's an update from your favourite London Mortgage Broker. Booming Numbers Last week saw some really big numbers so I felt it was worth exploring that in more...

Mortgage Loans Get Larger

Navigating the complex world of mortgage loans may seem tough but if you feel you have had a hard week, just spare a thought that it could be worse, you could be Ole Gunnar Solskjaer... Conversely, it's a good time...

100% Mortgage Lending Back!

Before I get onto 100% mortgage lending I just want to give my take on the Pandora Papers. For anyone familiar with the Greek Myth of Pandora's Box, it is actually a way more complex tale than simply regretting finding...

Why use a mortgage broker?

I'm often asked why use a mortgage broker when I can go online or talk to my bank? In this week's blog, I explain why a good mortgage adviser is more than simply finding the best mortgage for you. It...

Broker only mortgage deals

Before I talk about broker-only mortgage deals, some news on our fundraising. While many of you were tucked up snuggly in bed this morning, 4 of us ran the Vitality Half Marathon across London. Very well done for Nick Plappert...

Lowest Mortgage Rates Ever

We are officially in the period of the lowest mortgage rates ever. There are now multiple lenders offering mortgages at UNDER 1%! HSBC was the latest lender to join this club, releasing a market best equally 0.94% 2 Year Fixed...

Bounce back in the property world

If your weekend was anything like mine, you had the very strange experience of sunbathing on Easter Sunday, only to see snow on Monday! God bless the British weather... Today's Government press briefing didn't tell us much we didn't know....

How to improve your purchase offer

Here we look at specific things you can do to improve your purchase offer from a seller's /Agent's perspective and it could be the difference between being successful or not in your proposed purchase. With the housing market heating up,...

40 Year Fixed Rate Mortgage

As we start to ebb out of lockdown with schools re-opening, making bookings for pub gardens from the 12th April (and willing to sit outside no matter the weather) and with the very brave of us booking holidays for later...

95% Mortgage Guarantee Scheme

In the budget last week, the most interesting thing to come out of it from a mortgage perspective was the “95% Mortgage Guarantee Scheme” which is set to launch in April. The aim is to help people buy a property...

Mortgage options on the rise

As we see the weather thaw out this week (and along with it, the excuse to stay in the warm instead of going for a walk/run! Ice & ankles don't mix well while running) the mortgage market is also following...

The negative interest rate debate

Talk of a negative interest rate has bubbled along hand in hand with the pandemic, but it isn’t always clear how, and why, this may come to pass. Also, and crucially from our perspective what impact would that have on...

Mortgage market continues to strengthen

Another week goes by and the mortgage market continues to strengthen, where lenders are increasing the number of products they offer, and decreasing the amount of deposit they now require. Which is bolstering the market. On top of that, lenders...

How do online mortgage valuations work?

As we are into lockdown #54, it is timely to look at the role of the valuation, in particular online mortgage valuations, when looking to obtain the best mortgage rate possible. In a normal situation, you have a mortgage valuer...

How to get a mortgage in Lockdown

With England going into lockdown until at least the 15th February, we wanted to update you on how we can get you a mortgage in Lockdown as the property market still remains open throughout this period. If you are looking...

House prices up, up and away?

Since lockdown 1.0 ended, there has been a surge in house purchase activity, the like of which we haven’t seen since 2007. House prices are up, up and away! So is this just a reaction to pent up demand? Will...

With Lockdown 2 can I move home?

Here we go, the seemingly inevitable 'second wave', which has led to a semi lockdown from the 5th November (thank God there is childcare/schooling this time...). Rather than setting off fireworks, it has dampened things down considerably, but we have...

How much mortgage deposit do you need?

Probably the hottest topic in the mortgage world right now is the impact the level of mortgage deposit you have, has on the availability, and cost of, loans you will be offered. This is an area where a mortgage broker...

House Prices vs Mortgage Lending

No, this isn't the most dull wrestling match up of all time, but instead a look at the rather complex relationship between house prices and how they affect mortgage lending. With house prices shooting up, surely that is a good...

Arranging a large mortgage of £1m+

When looking at arranging a large mortgage, and for the purpose of this blog, we will define a large loan of £1m+, you start to run up against more complex considerations that simply just arranging a mortgage. At this level,...

Catch 22 in the housing sector

Quite an eventful week in the financial world and Catch 22 in the housing sector. Spending review Rishi Sunak has decided to do away with the budget this year and instead replace it with a spending review. With so many...

Yin and Yang of the mortgage market

Last week was a really interesting week, not just in the mortgage world but life in general, which really got me thinking about that classic Yin-Yang relationship of things, including the Yin and Yang of the mortgage market. Schools are...

The mortgage market heats up

Data released from the Bank of England showed that mortgage approvals doubled in July compared to June! And so as the weather cools, the mortgage market heats up! 66,300 loans were approved which is only just down from the 73,700...

Mortgage criteria tightening

It is no surprise to see lenders starting to tighten the purse strings a little and so see mortgage criteria tightening in specific aspects. There have been a few articles creeping in over the last week or so which shows...

Meltdown at the major mortgage lenders

It wasn't just the weather that went into meltdown last week, its meltdown at the major mortgage lenders too. Most, if not all the major lenders, are now suffering service delays the likes of which I have never seen. Reasons...

Opportunities in this mortgage market?

For the last few weeks the opportunities in this mortgage market has felt a bit like playing 'Whack-A-Mole' as lender criteria changes, interest rates change, and latterly, valuation policies change. But as is always the case, things start to settle...

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