Tagged: mortgages

UK’s Digital Bank Perenna Partners with London and Country Mortgages to Begin Lending

The team at Perenna says they’re pleased to announce their exclusive partnership with London & Country Mortgages as they begin lending. Perenna received their full banking license from the Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA) and UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) at the start of September and… Read More

UK’s Atom Bank and Kamma to Address Climate Change Risks

Atom Bank has announced a partnership with climate tech business Kamma. Atom will benefit from access to Kamma’s full climate suite, “offering an unparalleled view on both the physical and transition risks of its mortgage book.” Kamma will further “provide analytics on Atom’s financed emissions,… Read More

UK Consumers Taking Steps to Deal with Rising Mortgage Costs – Report

A report has looked into how consumers are managing higher mortgage rates and adapting their spending due to inflation. This along with other key insights are shared in the KPMG UK’s latest Consumer Pulse research. KPMG’s Consumer Pulse survey “tracks how over 3000 consumers across… Read More

Roam is a Fintech that Aims to Help Home Sellers Pass On that Awesome Rate to Buyers

It seems like only yesterday when buying a home meant locking into 30-year mortgage rates of just 2.25%. Well, those days are long gone as rates today are topping 7% as wicked high inflation has compelled central bankers to hike benchmark rates to get rising… Read More

Bank of Scotland Reports Decline in Number of First-Time Buyers Amid Tougher Property Market Conditions

The number of first-time buyers in Scotland reportedly “fell by 14% between January and August 2023, compared to the same period in 2022,” according to the latest Bank of Scotland First-Time Buyer Review. This fall is not as sharp as the picture “for the UK… Read More

UK Neobanking Fintech Perenna Secures £42M to Support Mortgages Launch

Perenna is pleased to announce they’ve raised over £42m in our latest fundraise, which was reportedly “led by Silverstripe Investment Management, alongside participation from existing investors.” This successful fundraise is a major milestone for Perenna’s rapidly growing company, and “testament” to the great team they… Read More

Ocrolus, an AI-enhanced Financial Document Automation Service, Introduces Mortgage Dashboard for More Accurate Lending Decisions

Ocrolus, a firm focused on AI-driven financial document automation, announced the launch of an enhanced dashboard for mortgage lenders featuring the ability to automate income calculations for both traditional and self-employed borrowers. The solution combines three trusted Ocrolus capabilities – Classify, Capture and Analyze –… Read More

SIX Terravis, the Platform for Supporting Mortgages, Contributes to Expansion of SNB’s Liquidity Provision Framework for Banking Industry

SIX Terravis, SIX’s digital platform for the mortgage market, is contributing to the planned expansion of the Swiss National Bank’s (SNB) liquidity provision framework for the banking sector. Recent experiences show that banks of all sizes and “with different business models can find themselves in… Read More

Equifax Fraud Report Shows Rises in Canadian Credit Card, Mortgage Fraud Rates

New data suggests an increase in fraudulent activities within the automotive, credit card, and mortgage sectors, according to the latest Equifax Canada Fraud Trends Report. The report also suggests the uptick in fraud is being driven by financial pressures faced by consumers and by bold… Read More

Digital Bank Revolut Is Recruiting for Roles to Support Development of Mortgages

Digital bank Revolut, the provider of the global financial super app with 30 million clients  throughout the world, announced an expansion of its professional team as it prepares to develop various European mortgage products. With a goal to streamline mortgages and offer clients with frictionless… Read More

TransUnion Report Shows 2023 Credit Union Data Shifts

Data from TransUnion shows that rising interest rates have pooped the credit union account origination party. The newly released Q3 Credit Union Market Perspectives Report can be viewed here. Interestingly, borrowers continue to take advantage of existing credit lines as balances across most credit products… Read More

AI-Powered Lender Toolkit Promotes Tammi Alexander to COO

Lender Toolkit, a provider of automated mortgage technology solutions powered by artificial intelligence (AI), announced the promotion of Tammi Alexander to chief operating officer (COO) this week. Previously, Alexander served as senior director of mortgage technology for the company. Alexander has more than 25 years… Read More

NYSE Chairman Jeffrey Sprecher Bets Big on Streamlining Mortgage Process

The individual who acquired the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) recently made a $11.9B commitment so that he may help people streamline their mortgages for a lot less than what consumers are paying right now, according to a report. Founder and Chief Executive Jeffrey Sprecher’s… Read More

UK’s Perenna Obtains Banking Approval, Aims to Disrupt Mortgages Market

The team at Perenna has issued a statement indicating their restrictions have been lifted by the Prudential Regulation Authority and Financial Conduct Authority. This means they can now offer fixed-rate mortgages in the UK. Unlike the US and other European countries, the UK market is… Read More

UK’s Atom Bank Teams Up with Specialist Originator Assetz Capital

As part of a new collaboration, Assetz Capital will become a key introducer of commercial mortgage loan applications to Atom Bank. The expansion allows Atom bank broadened access “to new areas of the UK market through a key distribution partner with an origination team covering… Read More

LendInvest Launches Residential Mortgages

LendInvest (LSE:LINV), a real estate financing platform, has launched a residential mortgage product. According to a statement from LendInvest, the product is now available to Legal and General Mortgage Club members. LendInvest states that Legal & General Mortgage Club is the largest and longest-running mortgage club… Read More

UK’s Nottingham Building Society Announces Updates to Mortgage Products

Nottingham Building Society has announced further updates to its mortgage products, designed to support both residential and Buy-To-Let mortgage applicants. The new products, launched this week, “offer advantages for a broad spectrum of borrowers against a volatile economic backdrop.” Amongst the latest offerings is a… Read More

SPAC: Aurora Acquisition Corp Will Acquire Better, Shares Sink on the News

Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) Aurora Acquisition Corp (NASDAQ:AURC) is moving forward to acquire Fintech Better. On Friday, Aurora announced that shareholders had voted to approve the merger, with the closing expected to take place on August 22, 2023. In April 2021, Aurora announced that… Read More

UK’s LendInvest Supports Key Workers with Extended Residential Mortgage Offering

LendInvest (AIM: LINV), which claims to be the UK’s leading platform for mortgages, has announced a new, comprehensive range of Residential Mortgage products in order “to better serve Key Workers and Qualified Professionals.” The expanded range boasts “a diverse selection of mortgage products tailored to… Read More

Equifax Reports Solid Second Quarter in Challenging Mortgage Market

Equifax (NYSE: EFX) recently announced financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2023. Second quarter 2023 revenue of $1.318 billion “was flat and up 1% in constant currency against a mortgage market estimated to be down 37%.” Other key details shared by Equifax include:… Read More

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