Autumn Budget 2017 - at a glance »
An 'at a glance' briefing for CII members following the Autumn Budget.
Please release me »
The increasing demand for equity release, which at the half way point of 2017 had increased in new customer numbers by 44% over the same period of 2016, shows no sign of slowing. Whilst a wide increase in demand for access to lending for those approaching, at or in retirement, is being fuelled by strong demand in existing usage areas the most dominant being home and garden improvement, mortgage repayment is starting to rise more than any other. We are all familiar with the fact that interest only maturities are driving this increase in demand, there is something else happening which is making lifetime mortgages specifically more attractive to would be borrowers and that is the fact that with the right insight and advice many of the current products on offer can replicate a more traditional mortgage.
The lucky ones »
Do you consider yourself lucky? I don’t, I never seem to win a prize in the raffle, if there’s a cancelled train it’s usually the one I’m meant to be on and don’t start me on last year’s holiday.
Mortgage Professional - August 2017 »
Many lenders wanted The Financial Policy Committee to relax the residential mortgage stress test introduced in 2014 and so when it announced a tighter test in July it surprised the market.
GDPR to play catch-up with the advance of technology »
Exponential growth in the internet, the paperless office, remote working and the use of cloud computing services have revolutionised the way in which individuals and businesses interact and data is processed.
Protection market review October 2017 »
Protection market update for October 2017