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Demand for Specialists Mortgages on the Rise for High Net Worth Individuals

With the recent budget announcements putting personal and business finance firmly in the spotlight, it has become more important now than ever to focus on the issues facing homeowners and potential new borrowers. With many incomes being significantly impacted by the Covid crisis over the last 12 months, it is […]

Co-Founder of Anorak Confirms Planned Collaborations with Mortgage Brokers

One of the web’s leading protection providers has confirmed its plan to establish partnerships with mortgage brokers, in order to make it quicker and easier for borrowers to safeguard themselves from future financial issues. In a recent interview with FTAdviser, Anorak’s co-founder and chief executive officer, David Vanek, explained his […]

Bridging Lenders Remain Optimistic for the Future of UK Economy

A recent opinion survey, published by The Association of Short Term Lenders (ASTL), indicates a positive long-term outlook for the bridging market and the UK economy as a whole. Following the budget announcement in early March, more than 73% of bridging finance providers remain confident about the long term health […]

Furlough-Friendly Mortgage Applications Continue to Rise

Brokers across the UK reported increased demand from mortgage applicants seeking flexible and accessible mortgages, having had their employment status and income affected by mandatory business closures. Furlough-friendly mortgage activity increased almost 70% in January, followed by a further 8% increase in February, Legal & General reports. The news has […]

How Coronavirus Has Radically Changed the Priorities of Homebuyers

COVID-19 (and three consecutive national lockdowns) have had a major impact on the lives of each and every person in the United Kingdom. In particular, real estate market activity has illustrated how thousands of movers and first-time buyers have completely changed their priorities, with regard to preferred property types and […]

What £250,000 Will Stretch to in Several Areas of England

Average property prices in the UK exceeded £250,000 some time ago but what exactly can you get for this kind of money in different corners of the country? Unsurprisingly, the size and specification of property you can expect for your £250,000 differs greatly from one region to the next. With […]

A Central Knightsbridge Flat for Just £150,000?

We recently published a post examining what the £250,000 average UK house price could be used to purchase in different parts of the country. With average property prices now exceeding £645,000, key London locations are largely out of reach for most movers and investors. But there will always be the […]

Yorkshire and the North-West Tipped for Massive House Price Growth

Increasingly, investors are setting their sights on residential properties away from the usual safe haven of London and the surrounding region. Driven by the prospect of radical house price increases within the next five years, more investors than ever before are picking up properties in select areas of Yorkshire and […]

Financial Sector Contributes Record-High £76bn in Tax in 2020

The overwhelming majority of sectors experienced catastrophic losses last year, due to the COVID-19 crisis and the effects of lockdown. The UK’s financial sector was by no means immune to the harms of Coronavirus, which was also predicted to face a monumental downturn in the wake of a turbulent Brexit. […]

Sunak Discusses Plan to Create ‘Generation Buy’, Bucking Prior Trends

For years, the UK has been blighted with the prospect of an entire generation being priced completely out of the property market. An issue in almost all areas of the country, prospective first-time buyers have found it increasingly difficult to qualify for mortgages with excessive initial deposit requirements. This demographic […]

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