Category: Leeds

We would be grateful for your assistance in voting AToM as a winner!

Very rarely do I promote AToM in my columns, but this week is an exception!  I wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who has voted for AToM over the last few weeks in two national consumer magazines.  I’m delighted that AToM have been short listed in the top six, for ‘Mortgage Broker […]

Don’t miss the rates, use a Broker

More mortgage product pulls this week resulting in rate increases. Both Nationwide and Accord withdrew products only giving one hours notice to book the funds. In short, this meant that we had an hour to upload a full application on to the lenders systems to book the rate and secure the funds. One minute over […]

More restrictions on Interest Only loans

Interest Only remains in the Spotlight this week as Lloyds Banking Group and Leeds Building society impose restrictions on those wishing to obtain an interest only mortgage. This is following Santander’s interest only loan reduction last week and Barclays/Woolwich previous to that. Although Santander reduced the maximum LTV on interest only to 50%, they did […]

The Highs and Lender Lows…

Let’s start this week with some really good news! Halifax have announced that they are going to refund stamp duty for first time buyers who purchase properties up to £250,000. They will rebate the 1% stamp duty figure which takes effect above £175,000 after completion. This is available to first time buyers only and is […]