This Month's Top Articles
Mortgages news (page 10):
|Fixed-rate mortgages highest for 6 months|
|10th February 2011|
|The amount charged for fixed-rate mortgages has hit a six-month high, new figures from Moneyfacts show.|
It revealed that two, three and five-year fixed deals are now the highest they have been since summer 2010.
|Mortgage market 'needs to help first-time buyers' |
|8th February 2011|
|Changes need to be made in the mortgage market so that it offers greater assistance to those getting on the property ladder for the first time, an expert believes.|
Without some sort of help, the market will remain stagnant, suggested Ti...
|Mortgage approvals 'likely to be unaffected' by base rate rise |
|3rd February 2011|
|The amount of mortgages that are approved is unlikely to be impacted by a sudden increase in the base rate, an expert has predicted.|
Catherine Hearnden, director of MyMortgageDirect, noted that there may, however, be a sense of panic th...
|Govt seeks to improve protection for mortgage customers |
|28th January 2011|
|A number of new measures aimed at improving the market for mortgage customers have been unveiled by the government.|
Financial Secretary to the Treasury Mark Hoban revealed that the Financial Services Authority would be given responsibil...
|Mortgages will become more affordable, says expert |
|27th January 2011|
|It is likely that mortgages will become more affordable over the coming months, especially for single buyers, one expert believes.|
Chief executive officer of Firstrung Paul Holmes highlighted that lending may nevertheless remain tight &...
|Bad weather 'unlikely to impact property market' |
|26th January 2011|
|It is unlikely that the spate of adverse weather towards the end of last year will have had a massive impact on the property market, one expert has said.|
Helen Adams, managing director at FirstRungNow.com, suggested that demand may be slightly down from last year, but this may not have been...
|Mortgage lending rates unchanged in November |
|21st January 2011|
|The number of mortgages approved for house purchase remained unchanged in November 2010, the latest figures show.|
Throughout the month, 44,000 loans were approved, marking a 1...
|Common sense mortgage lending 'must prevail' |
|8th January 2011|
|Mortgage lenders need to adopt a more common sense approach to providing finance to home buyers, an expert has indicated.|
Catherine Hearnden, director at MyMortgageDirect, emphasised that some of the "silly restrictions" in pl...
|Increased base rate could create difficulties |
|24th December 2010|
|Mortgage borrowers may face a number of problems if the base rate suddenly rises, according to an industry expert. |
Chief executive officer of Firstrung Paul Holmes believes that this increase will not happen in the near future, as...