Tagged: mortgages

UK Digital Bank Chetwood Financial Acquires Buy to Let Mortgage Lender CHL Mortgages for Intermediaries

UK digital bank Chetwood Financial has completed the acquisition of the buy to let mortgage lender CHL Mortgages for Intermediaries (CMI) from Barossa Asset Purchaser Sarl. Chetwood entered a competitive bidding process “to acquire the lender, which trades as CHL Mortgages, to grow a well-regarded… Read More

LendInvest Expands BTL Offer, Boosts Mortgages for Homebuyers

LendInvest, a Fintech offering financing for property developments, has boosted its BTL (Buy to Let) product and mortgages for homebuyers. According to the company, it has expanded its BTL product range with 80% LTV, and reduced rates by up to 15bps across itsrange, with rates… Read More

UK Finance Releases Latest Mortgage Data for Q1 2024, Highlights Lender Support for Homeowners

UK Finance releases its latest mortgage arrears and possessions data for Q1 2024, while highlighting continuing lender support for customers The number of homeowner mortgages in arrears “rose slightly (three per cent) in Q1 2024 compared to the previous quarter,” in line with UK Finance’s… Read More

UK Mortgage Market Showing Recovery Signs – Research Report

According to new data from Experian, mortgage applications in the first two months of 2024 showed positive signs that consumers are returning to the market, with numbers increasing 20% against the same period last year. The data shows that the market is still some way… Read More

UK’s Molo Finance Introduces Expat Buy-to-Let Mortgages

Molo says it is pleased to announce the launch of Expat buy-to-let mortgages which are said to be specifically tailored for British Nationals residing abroad. Expat fixed-rate mortgages are reportedly “available from 4.99% up to 70% loan-to-value (LTV) and 5.24% up to 80% LTV.” As… Read More

LendInvest to Offer First Time Home Buyers Fixed Rate, 90%LTV 2-Year Mortgates

Online lending platform LendInvest says it will now offer 90% LTV two-year fixed mortgages for first-time home buyers. LendInvest’s Residential Mortgages are said to have stretched LTIs up to 6.49x, to support homebuyers to borrow enough for their first home. Paula Mercer, Head of Sales… Read More

LendInvest Mortgages Moves BTL Business to Integrated Portal

LendInvest Mortgages, which claims to be the UK’s leading platform for mortgages, has launched a redesigned and updated Mortgages Portal now including LendInvest’s Buy-to-Let mortgages, providing brokers with a one-stop-shop for all LendInvest Mortgages products. Brokers can now access all Residential, Buy-to-Let, and Bridging products… Read More

UK’s LendInvest Mortgages Introduces Strategic Partners Program for 2024

LendInvest Mortgages, which claims to be one of the UK’s leading platforms for mortgages, has launched its Strategic Partners program for 2024, relationships that will be directly managed by Nigel Robbins, who was recently promoted to National Account Manager. In his new role, Nigel will… Read More

Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) Announces Raymond James Bank to Use Encompass Digital Lending Platform

Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE), a global provider of technology and data, today announced that Raymond James Bank (NYSE:RJF) will use the company’s Encompass® end-to-end digital lending platform “to support mortgage origination for high net-worth borrowers across both retail and delegated correspondent lending channels.” Raymond James… Read More

Perenna Obtains UK Government Grant Funding to Support Decarbonization of Housing Stock

Perenna, which is building an innovative digital mortgage bank that will aim to enhance the UK mortgage market, recently revealed that it has received UK Government grant funding in order to “accelerate decarbonization of UK housing stock.” Perenna says that for decades, consumers in the… Read More

Online Lender LendInvest to Offer New House Flip Bridge and Landlord Refurb Bridge Products

Online lender LendInvest Mortgages (AIM:LINV) says it will offer two new products: House Flip Bridge and Landlord Refurb Bridge. Both products aim to boost lending activity while providing borrowers the agility and speed they need to acquire and quickly flip homes. Both products are 85% LTV,… Read More

LoanDepot Still Under Attack, As Hackers Gain Access to 16.6 Million Individuals Information

loanDepot (NYSE: LDI), a top mortgage issuer and originator in the US, remains under attack following an incident revealed on January 8th. Today, loanDepot states that records, including sensitive personal information, have been accessed by bad actors, including 16.6 million individuals. loanDepot states that it… Read More

UK’s Real Estate Industry Reacts to Latest Mortgage Approval Data from the Bank of England

The property industry has reacted to the latest mortgage approval data from the Bank of England. The latest figures show that mortgage approvals for November 2023 sit “at 50,067, up from 47,888 in October.” According to an update shared with CI, this marks “a YoY… Read More

LendInvest Lowers Rates, Announces New Residential Products

LendInvest Mortgages says it has “drastically” reduced residential rates in an effort to enable first-time buyers and boost its business. For credit-impaired borrowers, LendInvest says rates now start at 5.49% – a reduction of 55 basis points. Paula Mercer, Head of Sales at LendInvest Mortgages,… Read More

Revolut Approved to Issue Home Loans

  Revolut, a top digital bank based in the UK but operating around the world, has been approved to offer home loans. According to Fintech Lithuania, Revolut will start offering mortgages across the European Economic Area, first in Lithuania. The group describes the approval as… Read More

Digital Lending Software Firm Blend’s Mortgage Suite Saves Resources with Product Automation and Streamlined Application Flows – Report

Blend has shared the 2023 Mortgage Suite ROI Study. Jordan Brown, CEO of MarketWise Advisors LLC, has distributed the third annual Blend return on investment (ROI) impact analysis “conducted by MarketWise Advisors.” The study reportedly provides “an independent evaluation of Blend’s mortgage technology and its… Read More

UK’s LendInvest Mortgages Delivers Streamlined Offer for Key Worker, a First Time Buyer

LendInvest Mortgages, the UK’s platform for mortgages, has delivered a mortgage offer in just four days “for a Key Worker looking to purchase their first home.” The borrower, a nurse, was “seeking finance for a residential property in Tilbury, for her first home.” As noted… Read More

Pega Assists UK’s Shawbrook with Reducing Mortgage Processing Times

Pegasystems Inc. (NASDAQ: PEGA), the low-code platform provider empowering the world’s leading enterprises to Build for Change, announced that Shawbrook, a UK-based specialist savings and lending bank, has deployed Pega Platform “to transform its buy-to-let mortgage underwriting process.” Shawbrook continues to “invest in its unique… Read More

Real Estate Report: Buyer Demand Remains Steady, Despite Rates and Seasonal Property Market Downturn

Despite mortgage rates reaching 23-year highs, low inventory levels “are spurring surprisingly strong competition,” according to Zillow‘s (NASDAQ: Z and ZG) latest market report1. Depleted inventory stocks are “gradually recovering, and price appreciation is slowing, but demand has remained resilient, and attractive, appropriately priced listings… Read More

Real Estate Report: US Home Values Start to Decline as Market’s Summer Momentum Slows Down

Home values took an uncharacteristic step down in September, albeit a small one, according to the latest Zillow (NASDAQ: Z and ZG) market report. Competition is easing faster than normal this fall “as buyers contend with the highest mortgage rates in more than 22 years.”… Read More

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