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22 Apr 2015

HSBC launches the first 1.99% five-year fixed rate mortgage

The lowest ever five-year fixed rate mortgage deal was launched by HSBC as competition between lenders for new business intensifies.

14 Apr 2015

Mortgage lending is lower than expected in February ahead of the general election

The Council of Mortgage Lending report shows house purchases have declined 16%, a greater amount than expected due to the election.

06 Mar 2015

Help to Buy scheme should be replaced to give more choice to first time buyers

The government’s Help to Buy scheme finishes at the end of 2016 and should be replaced to ensure competition in the housing market.

04 Mar 2015

UK annual house price growth falls for the first time, says Nationwide

Annual house prices in the UK have slowed from 6.8% to 5.7% in February for the first time in five months decreasing by 0.1% during the month.

25 Feb 2015

Outright homeowners now exceed mortgage buyers for the first time

New data from the English Housing Survey shows the number of outright homeowners is greater than those buying with a mortgage.

16 Feb 2015

Fixed rate mortgages at new lows as lenders target borrowers with small deposits

With interest rates remaining low lenders are lowering fixed rate mortgages even for homebuyers with only small deposits.

14 Feb 2015

Home repossessions and mortgage arrears at lowest level since 2006

The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) have released data showing the number of homeowners losing their house is down 26% in the last year.

06 Feb 2015

House prices bounce back for the first time in six months, says Halifax

Over the three months to January house prices were 1.9% higher than the previous period across the UK despite uncertainty over the election.

30 Jan 2015

Mortgage approvals increase to help the property market recover

Bank of England data shows a rise in the number of mortgage approvals to 60,275 as lenders bring back low cost mortgages.

24 Jan 2015

Mortgage lending reaches a six-year high but numbers are slowing

Data from the Council of Mortgage Lending shows mortgage lending has reached a six-year high although lending has now slowed.

08 Jan 2015

First time buyers at highest level since 2007 according to Halifax

The number of first time buyers is 22% up and a seven year high, says the Halifax and helped by high loan to value mortgages.

19 Dec 2014

Mortgage lending continues to slow - latest data from CML

The Council for Mortgage Lending (CML) has released new figures showing mortgage lending has reduced over the last four months.

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