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Strong Start to 2018 for the Mortgage Market

I mentioned last week that 2018 seemed to have started strongly and we have now received more direct leads from our website than we did in the whole of January last year, proving that activity really is up. Our corporate … Continue Reading

Ed Mead: A joint approach is needed to combat the housing crisis

There are well over 20m mortgages out there in the UK – it’s a huge market. But according to Shelter, there are almost 1.8m households on the waiting list for accommodation and sometimes when worrying about the terms of a … Continue Reading

A New Year, A New Mortgage Market

As we all spend the next few days getting back into the swing of things, writing 2017 instead of 2018 and trying to avoid Australian flu, it is worth taking stock and looking forward to the prospect of a challenging … Continue Reading

Mortgage Approvals Fall, But Why?

UK Finance has reported that in November new Mortgage Approvals fell to their lowest level since August 2016, with a total of 39,507 approvals. This is a 5% drop and there has been much speculation about the reasons behind it. … Continue Reading

The “Roco’s” – Coreco Awards 2017

As is a tradition, the annual Coreco Awards, affectionately know as the “Roco’s”, took place on 15th December at our offices before our Christmas party got into full swing. As part of these, we announced the results of our Lender … Continue Reading

A guest blog from Ed Mead – UK PropTech Roundtable Discussion

Last week the UK Prop Tech association, in conjunction with the British Property Federation, hosted a roundtable discussion designed to inform the DCLG as part of their consultation on how to improve the home selling and buying process. Present were … Continue Reading

95% LTV Mortgages Are Back

One of the consequences of the decision in the Budget by Chancellor Philip Hammond to axe Stamp Duty for First Time Buyers, (FTB’s) on the first £300,000, is that some lenders have decided to take advantage of this by relaunching … Continue Reading

Stamp Duty Changes for 1st Time Buyers

This afternoon the Chancellor Philip Hammond stood up to deliver one of the most tricky, anticipated budgets for some time, having moved the big day of the year from warm and promising Spring to cold and blowy Autumn – a … Continue Reading

The Impact of The Latest Interest Rate Rise on Mortgages

As the dust settles on the monumental decision to increase interest rates, it was interesting to note that despite the enormity of the occasion the actual event itself passed with barely a whimper. The phones did not ring of the … Continue Reading

Our Managing Director, Matt Lowndes, Talks Everything Tech

So, I’ve been asked to write a monthly tech blog by our lovely marketing gurus. This, ladies and gentlemen, is not something that a man who studied engineering and business finds particularly easy unlike our acclaimed comms leader, Monty. What … Continue Reading