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Why Is The UK Mortgage Market So Uncompetitive?

As the newspapers and analysts continue to talk about recovery in the UK property market there is still concern as to why the UK mortgage market is still very uncompetitive in real terms. While we...

Summer Dip Hits The UK Mortgage Market

The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) has today revealed a 13% decline in UK mortgage funding in August. A total of £12.6 billion was advanced to homebuyers against £14.5 billion a...

Is Competition Falling In The UK Mortgage Sector?

Even though there has been some positive movement in the UK mortgage market it is safe to say that the level of current investment is nowhere near that seen just before the onset of the recession....

Oh No, Mortgage-backed Bonds Return

Lloyds bank has today announced the issue of £3 billion of mortgage-backed bonds which have been lifted from the HBOS loan book and used to raise funds in the money markets. Those who are...

First-time Buyers Struggling To Raise Capital

Despite the fact that the headlines in the mortgage industry would indicate a general reduction in mortgage rates, it seems as though more and more first-time buyers are effectively being barred...

How Can The Bank Of England Increase Mortgage Liquidity?

Only 24 hours ago it seemed certain that the Bank of England was to introduce a fee of around 0.25% on funds held on behalf of UK banks with the Bank of England. However, today Mervyn King has...

HSBC Looking To Help First-time Buyers

HSBC has today announced additional funding of £500 million which will be targeted at the first-time buyer market, an area of the UK mortgage market which has remained an outcast for some...

Buy To Let Self Certified Funding Under Threat

Despite the fact that the buy to let market was, at least in the 80s and 90s, a hive of activity in the UK, with many landlords obtaining mortgage funding using so-called "self certified" income...

UK Mortgage Lenders Playing Games Again

It has been revealed that the Woolwich, Northern Rock and Abbey have all reduce their mortgage rates in what they are claiming is a return of competition to the sector. Barclays, the parent company...

Britannia Pulls The Rug On First-time Buyers

Britannia Building Society, which recently merged with the Co-operative Bank, has pulled the rug from under first-time buyers in the UK with an announcement that deals requiring a deposit of 10% or...

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