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HSBC to use mortgage broker for the first time

HSBC is to offer its mortgages through a broker. This new service will provide residential mortgages for properties around the UK, and will be run in partnership with Countrywide Mortgage Services.

Over half of UK mortgage holders are unprepared for interest rates rise

UK mortgage holders are unprepared for potential increases in interest rates, new research from the Money Advice Service reveals. The study, of 3,007 UK mortgage holders, found that 56% have no contingency plans should interest rates rise.

Self-employed workers excluded from UK mortgage market

Almost a quarter of UK adults who have been self-employed for more than 12 months have been turned down for a mortgage, according to research from Kensington, the specialist lender.

Over a quarter of borrowers face financial difficulties when interest rates rise

Over a quarter of people with a mortgage (27%) say they will be in financial trouble when interest rates rise, according to new research by the Building Societies Association and the Money Advice Trust.

Nationwide resumes Help to Buy for home movers

Nationwide Building Society is resuming access for home movers looking to participate in the Government’s Help to Buy equity loan scheme from Wednesday, 24 September 2014.

Lloyds Bank reduces rates across its mortgage range

Lloyds Bank has cut rates on a wide range of mortgages for homemovers, first time buyers and remortgage customers.

Kensington launches new self-employed campaign

Specialist lender Kensington is helping brokers benefit from the growing self-employed population by investing in a major new campaign to educate entrepreneurs about the mortgage choices available to them.

Santander offers £500 off mortgage booking fees to existing current account holders

Santander is launching a new range of mortgages available to its existing current account holders which offers a £500 discount off the standard £995 booking fee.

House purchase lending up 33% in value in July

New CML data on the characteristics of lending in July show that the market remains driven primarily by lending for house purchase, rather than remortgage.

Skipton launches new discount mortgage range

Skipton Building Society is adding to its mortgage range by launching a new selection of residential 2 year discount products.

Major mortgage range revamp at Nationwide

Despite continued uncertainty around a potential Base Rate rise, Nationwide is ramping up its support for home movers and remortgage customers by reducing rates on some of its most popular mortgages.

Coventry launches residential mortgage range with fee free options from 2.29%

Coventry Building Society launches highly competitive residential range with 2 and 5 year fixed rate options.

Skipton to lower its mortgage variable rate

From Wednesday 1 October Skipton will lower its Mortgage Variable Rate (MVR) from 5.49% to 4.99% for residential and from 5.69% to 5.19% for buy-to-let.

HSBC introduces new fee-free remortgage rate

From 1st September 2014, HSBC is offering a new range of low- rate remortgage products with no up-front fees.

Council Tax cleared for a year with TSB

TSB is offering to pay a year’s worth of Council Tax for new mortgage customers to help support them with the cost of running their new home.