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Santander warns borrowers on interest-only mortgages after completion - Mortgage Strategy

Santander warns borrowers on interest-only mortgages after completion - Mortgage Strategy | UK Mortgage & Economy News | Scoop.it
Santander is warning borrowers about the risks of interest-only mortgages after the sale has completed. The lender is carrying out spot checks on its interest-only mortgage customers by calling borrowers at random and testing their understanding of the loan they have just taken out. Borrowers are asked whether they understand they are on an interest-only …
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Persimmon shrugs off Brexit uncertainty with big increase in reservations

Persimmon shrugs off Brexit uncertainty with big increase in reservations | UK Mortgage & Economy News | Scoop.it
Persimmon has reported a big jump in profit and a rise in the number of homes reserved since the EU referendum, despite “
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Mortgage Capacity Assessment Blog » Case Study 1 : Maintenance Payments affects Mortgage Capacity

Mortgage Capacity Assessment Blog » Case Study 1 : Maintenance Payments affects Mortgage Capacity | UK Mortgage & Economy News | Scoop.it
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Polish workers set to strike to prove their importance to UK economy - Grimsby Telegraph

Polish workers set to strike to prove their importance to UK economy - Grimsby Telegraph | UK Mortgage & Economy News | Scoop.it
Polish workers will strike later this month - to prove their importance to the UK economy. A huge protest will take place in Westminster on August 20. It's been organised by a community of...
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Number of mortgages for UK first time buyers doubles in three years - Property Wire

Number of mortgages for UK first time buyers doubles in three years - Property Wire | UK Mortgage & Economy News | Scoop.it
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Number of mortgages for UK first time buyers doubles in three years
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The number of overall mortgage products available to first time buyers is currently 2,776 and this is partly due to the Government's Help to Buy scheme.
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UK housing markets under each Prime Minister

UK housing markets under each Prime Minister | UK Mortgage & Economy News | Scoop.it
With the election weeks away, and housing a central plank of the parties’ manifestos, we thought it would be timely to update our assessment of how the UK property market has performed under recent...

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Which PMs presided over the largest growth in house prices and the smallest building of houses? The answers are here...

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Flexible working could boost economy by £90 billion, claims report - Workplace Insight

Flexible working could boost economy by £90 billion, claims report - Workplace Insight | UK Mortgage & Economy News | Scoop.it
The widespread adoption of flexible working in the UK could boost the economy by as much as £90 billion each year according to a new report
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French bank dumps British assets, contrasts UK sclerosis with Francois Hollande miracle - Telegraph

French bank dumps British assets, contrasts UK sclerosis with Francois Hollande miracle - Telegraph | UK Mortgage & Economy News | Scoop.it
'The UK cannot compete anymore. There has been zero structural reform,' says Société Générale

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With interest rates predicted to rise is it time to play safe or to take a gamble? - The Guardian

With interest rates predicted to rise is it time to play safe or to take a gamble? - The Guardian | UK Mortgage & Economy News | Scoop.it
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With interest rates predicted to rise is it time to play safe or to take a gamble?
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CCJs do 'not rule out' borrowers of getting a mortgage | Zoopla.co.uk ...

CCJs do 'not rule out' borrowers of getting a mortgage | Zoopla.co.uk ... | UK Mortgage & Economy News | Scoop.it
Their situation has not been helped by the introduction of tough new rules under the Mortgage Market Review. The new regime not only places great emphasis on affordability, but it also requires lenders to look at a borrower's ...
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UK mortgage brokers increasingly positive, new report shows - Offees.com Blog

UK mortgage brokers increasingly positive, new report shows - Offees.com Blog | UK Mortgage & Economy News | Scoop.it
Confidence in the UK mortgage market has rocketed to its highest level since the second quarter of 2009, according to the latest Halifax Intermediaries Broker Confidence Tracker report.
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Homeowners face £200 rise in monthly mortgage payments, Bank of England warns - UK News - NewsLocker

Homeowners face £200 rise in monthly mortgage payments, Bank of England warns - UK News - NewsLocker | UK Mortgage & Economy News | Scoop.it
Deputy governor Charlie Bean, says the move is part of 'baby steps' being taken by the bank even though Mark Carney promised rates would remain low 'for some time'.
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Tighter lending rules cause slowdown in mortgage approvals - Your Money

Tighter lending rules cause slowdown in mortgage approvals - Your Money | UK Mortgage & Economy News | Scoop.it
Tighter lending rules cause slowdown in mortgage approvals
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Lenders have invested time training staff and implementing lengthier advisory meetings, which has capped their capacity to process applications.
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Property Doctors: my new flat is smaller than the dimensions on the plan

Property Doctors: my new flat is smaller than the dimensions on the plan | UK Mortgage & Economy News | Scoop.it
Q I am moving into a newbuild in two weeks.
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Inflation up to 0.6% as the price of booze and second-hand cars rises

Inflation up to 0.6% as the price of booze and second-hand cars rises | UK Mortgage & Economy News | Scoop.it
Having stood at 0.5 per cent in June, the driving forces behind the uptick in consumer prices inflation last month were higher fuel, alcohol and accommodation prices.
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Foreign workers could be squeezed out of UK mortgage market - Financial Times

Professionals living in the UK but paid in a foreign currency will see their mortgage options shrink under European regulations due to come into effect next year.
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The UK housing market: The lull before prices surge again? | PUFin

The UK housing market: The lull before prices surge again? | PUFin | UK Mortgage & Economy News | Scoop.it
The most recent figures for UK house prices produced by the Nationwide Building Society present a picture of house price inflation slowing – but is this just a brief cooling of the market ahead of another sharp upswing in the price of property?
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Music festivals add £1bn to UK economy

Music festivals add £1bn to UK economy | UK Mortgage & Economy News | Scoop.it
Over the last four years, independent music festivals were worth over £1 billion to the UK economy, according to the Association of Independent Festivals (AIF)
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Revealed: How Gangsters Are Turning Britain's Council Blocks into Brothels and Drug Dens | VICE | United Kingdom

Revealed: How Gangsters Are Turning Britain's Council Blocks into Brothels and Drug Dens  | VICE | United Kingdom | UK Mortgage & Economy News | Scoop.it
An eye-opening investigation into the country's thriving criminal underworld.
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Tumbling oil prices to give lift to UK economy - CITY A.M.

Tumbling oil prices to give lift to UK economy - CITY A.M. | UK Mortgage & Economy News | Scoop.it
As oil tumbles to another five-year low, the consequences for the global economy will be far-reaching
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UK consumer credit growth hits eight-year high, mortgages sink

UK consumer credit growth hits eight-year high, mortgages sink | UK Mortgage & Economy News | Scoop.it
LONDON (Reuters) - British consumers increased their borrowing at the fastest rate since the financial crisis in October, suggesting they remain confident even as fewer mortgage approvals pointed to a...

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Bank of England warns lenders it will stop mortgages that are too risky

Bank of England warns lenders it will stop mortgages that are too risky | UK Mortgage & Economy News | Scoop.it
'It also requires the supervisor to have credible capacity to withdraw the permission given to a firm to use a particular model if the model is considered to be inadequate or the firm has not demonstrated the capacity to use it ...
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U.K. Mortgage Seekers Exploit Loophole to Avoid Credit Check - Bloomberg

U.K. Mortgage Seekers Exploit Loophole to Avoid Credit Check - Bloomberg | UK Mortgage & Economy News | Scoop.it
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Mortgage rate to rise 'sooner than expected' - Telegraph.co.uk

Mortgage rate to rise 'sooner than expected' - Telegraph.co.uk | UK Mortgage & Economy News | Scoop.it
Telegraph.co.uk Mortgage rate to rise 'sooner than expected' Telegraph.co.uk Mortgage lenders have started to introduce controls to ration home loans, amid growing fears that the return to “normal” rates will plunge many homeowners into financial...
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MMR, a Shot in the Arm for Potential Home Owners?

MMR, a Shot in the Arm for Potential Home Owners? | UK Mortgage & Economy News | Scoop.it
The Council for Mortgage Lenders have announced a glowing increase in mortgage activity year-on-year for March.
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