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CommentWire
CommentWire

UK mortgages: a slower 2002, but still better than feared

Some big lenders came under fire over their small print and many suffered from frenzied remortgaging in 2001. Even so, the UK mortgage market saw record lending, due to the growth in house prices and low interest rates. The market is not likely to do as well this year - but lenders will benefit from more favorable regulatory changes than had been expected.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Jan 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK mortgages: borrow longer, or borrow smarter

To offset rising house prices in the face of sluggish wage growth, it's been suggested that longer mortgage terms are the solution. In theory, they are, but will people accept the notion of a 50-year mortgage? Such a cultural shift seems unlikely. Bundled banking products, on the other hand, offer a more palatable solution.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Jun 2002
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

UK mortgages: buy-to-let advances to reach GBP31,000 million by 2008

Published By Datamonitor
23 Jun 2004
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK mortgages: confidence crucial to sustain lending

Published By Datamonitor
02 Oct 2001
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK mortgages: costs hitting home

Following five successive increases to base rates, homeowners are now spending more of their take-home wage on their mortgage than at any time since 1992. With those who took large income multiples to get onto the housing ladder now feeling the pinch and the market already slowing, any further rises could have tough repercussions.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Sep 2004
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK mortgages: EU mistake upsets borrowers and lenders

The UK's Council of Mortgage Lenders fears that European Commission proposals to safeguard consumers are drafted in such away that they could also kill off flexible mortgages. The growth of flexible mortgages in recent years stands out above more general buoyancy in the UK mortgage market - and consumers and the CML will both fight to save them.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Sep 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK mortgages: first time buyers given helping hand

The number of first time buyers (FTBs) getting onto the property ladder has dwindled in recent years, as they have effectively been priced out of contention. Now, a new initiative to build 10,000 new affordable homes on surplus public sector land for first time buyers has been drawn up in an attempt to jumpstart the market.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Sep 2004
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

UK mortgages: graduate and professional market shows promising growth

Published By Datamonitor
02 Mar 2007
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK mortgages: high fees driven by price competition

The FSA has revealed that for some of the mortgage contracts it examined, it was not clear that increases in exit fees were proportionate to increases in the cost associated with providing the service. It would be no surprise if it were found that some lenders have opted to significantly raise their costs in order to compensate for their loss of revenue in a highly price competitive market.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Jun 2006
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

UK mortgages: large loan market shrinks in 2005

Published By Datamonitor
28 Sep 2006

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