Industry experts continue to claim there is no sign of a property bubble despite bullish new data showing that house prices and homeowner confidence are soaring...

First-time buyers bear brunt of rising prices
Monday 22 December 2014

First-time buyers have been warned against over-stretching themselves to get on the property ladder as prices rise seven times faster than wages. The average price paid by first-time buyers rose 6...

Mortgage lenders get tough ahead of MMR
Monday 22 December 2014

High street lenders are making it harder to get mortgages by setting tough stress tests for applicants in advance of the forthcoming Mortgage Market Review (MMR)...

Mortgage Trust launches new BTL tracker at 2.89%
Monday 22 December 2014

Mortgage Trust has launched a new two-year buy-to-let tracker charging 2.89% as part of its revamped mortgage range. The new tracker comes with a free valuation and a 2...

Half of brokers now fear Help to Buy bubble
Monday 22 December 2014

Nearly half of brokers fear Help to Buy is creating a property market bubble. Some 49% of brokers fear are concerned that the government stimulus scheme could lead to longer-term property market problems, according to a new survey from United Trust Bank...

Rising house prices help 350,000 climb property ladder
Monday 22 December 2014

Almost 350,000 people moved up the housing ladder in 2013 as rising house prices gave homemovers larger deposits to buy their next property. The average homemover put down a deposit of £76,398 in 2013, up 6% from £72,000 in 2012, according to the latest Lloyds Bank Homemovers Review Homemovers in London put down the largest average deposit of £144,505, equivalent to 34% of the average property value...

£1 million mortgages get cheaper as competition intensifies
Monday 22 December 2014

The £1 million mortgage market is now at its most competitive since the financial crisis. Rates have fallen and choice increased in the last four months as high street lenders such as NatWest, Santander, Virgin, Halifax and Woolwich re-entered the large mortgage market, according to brokers Springtide Capital...

TSB to pay customer stamp duty up to £2,500
Monday 22 December 2014

Lender TSB is offering to pay the 1% stamp duty charge for mortgage customers buying a home costing between £125,001 and £250,000. This could give buyers a one-off payment of up to £2,500...

Stark warning for borrowers as mortgage rate rise looms closer
Monday 22 December 2014

The Bank of England may have held base rates at 0.5% yesterday but mortgage costs will start rising in the next few months anyway, brokers have warned...

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Bridgebank Capital Announces Successful Brokers

Monday 22 December 2014

Paul Goodman, Goodman Corporate Consultancy and Debbie Lloyd, Business Loans 4 U have been selected as the winners of Bridgebank Capital’s Broker of the Month and Deal of the Month awards for November 2013...

MAP’s 10 Top Tips - Avoid Property Winter Damage – Save Money

Monday 22 December 2014

The last few months has seen wind, rain, ice and snow in the UK.  All weather conditions influence the condition of your property...

Broker Success

Monday 22 December 2014

Loman O’Neill of The Commercial Mortgage Desk and Howard Bowes of Harvey Bowes have been presented with the Bridgebank Capital Broker of the Month and Deal of the Month Awards for October 2013...

A new recruit for Bridgebank Capital

Monday 22 December 2014

In line with recent organisational growth and re-structuring, Bridgebank Capital has welcomed a new member to its Business Development team with the appointment of experienced Business Development Manager; Alan Padget...

And the winner is…

Monday 22 December 2014

Steve Light, Mortgage Desk, and Melanie Whiting, Norton Finance and Mortgages Ltd, have been selected as the winners of Bridgebank Capital’s Broker of the Month and Deal of the Month awards for September 2013...