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  • British house prices unexpectedly fell last month, taking the annual rate of price increases to its lowest in two years, mortgage lender Nationwide said on Thursday. "House price growth continues to outpace earnings, but the gap is closing, helped by a pickup in annual wage growth. A year ago Nationwide reported annual …

  • British house prices unexpectedly fell last month, taking the annual rate of price increases to its lowest in two years, mortgage lender Nationwide said on Thursday. "This maintains the gradual downward trend that has been in evidence since mid-2014," Nationwide economist Robert Gardner said.

  • How could the crisis in Greece affect UK mortgage rates? Telegraph - Wed, Jul 1, 2015 15:37 BST

    Ask an expert: One reader on Twitter wonders how events in Greece might affect their monthly repayments here

  • Permanent tsb becomes latest Irish lender to cut mortgage rates Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Jul 1, 2015 07:54 BST

    Ireland (Other OTC: IRLD - news) 's Permanent tsb (Berlin: IL0A.BE - news) (PTSB) cut mortgage rates on Wednesday in response to political pressure on lenders to reduce rates deemed too high by the government and threats that they could be sanctioned. Following meetings with Finance Minister Michael Noonan in May, banks …

  • UK mortgage approvals fall unexpectedly in May Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Jun 29, 2015 09:30 BST

    British mortgage approvals fell unexpectedly in May, Bank of England data showed on Monday, countering other recent signs that activity in the housing market has picked up in recent months. The BoE figures also showed growth of lending to consumers eased back in May alone, but was still strong. On a three-month annualised …

  • The chart that says mortgage rates must rise Telegraph - Sat, Jun 27, 2015 10:24 BST

    Mortgage rates remain low for now, but lenders will soon have to pass increased costs on to homeowners

  • Average mortgage deposit hits record £72,000 Telegraph - Fri, Jun 26, 2015 12:09 BST

    Homebuyers are putting down a record £72,000 or 30pc, with second-time buyers buoyed by rising equity

  • There are calls to scrap tax relief on landlords' mortgage interest. Whether you love or loathe buy-to-let, this is a dangerous idea says Richard Dyson

  • Mortgage lending rises in post-election surge Telegraph - Wed, Jun 24, 2015 13:54 BST

    House prices are set to pick up further as banks lend more to buyers

  • I got a mortgage aged 92: tide turns for older borrowers Telegraph - Sun, Jun 21, 2015 09:04 BST

    While most banks turn away older applicants, a few are prepared to lend into the 90s - and beyond

  • 'Halifax won’t change mortgage document' Telegraph - Fri, Jun 19, 2015 07:45 BST

    A couple are exasperated at their bank's inability to change the name of the legal owner of a flat

  • Goldman Sachs To Advise UK On Bank Sales Sky News - Fri, Jun 19, 2015 05:56 BST
    Goldman Sachs To Advise UK On Bank Sales

    Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS-PB - news) is to advise the Government on the sale of its remaining stakes in Britain's bailed-out lenders at the same time as one of its divisions tries to acquire billions of pounds of bank assets from the taxpayer. Sky News has learnt that Goldman was hired as the privatisation adviser to UK …

  • New US limits on 6 banks over mortgage problems AFP - Wed, Jun 17, 2015 20:35 BST
    New US limits on 6 banks over mortgage problems

    JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, HSBC and Santander face new barriers in buying mortgage servicing rights from other companies and appointing senior mortgage service officials

  • U.S. regulator limits mortgage servicing activities at 6 banks Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Jun 17, 2015 17:06 BST

    A U.S. bank regulator on Wednesday said it imposed restrictions on mortgage servicing against HSBC, Wells Fargo (Swiss: WFC.SW - news) and four others because they failed to meet all of the requirements of a major settlement. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) said the new limitations would apply to …

  • Barclays to refocus U.S. mortgage trading Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Jun 17, 2015 17:01 BST

    Barclays Plc (LSE: BARC.L - news) will no longer make markets for mortgage-backed bonds issued prior to the financial crisis as they have become less profitable under tighter British regulations on these securities, a bank spokesman said on Wednesday. Barclays will reallocate resources to other areas of its U.S. mortgage …

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