Category: Nationwide

AToM’s chairman Vic Jannels picks up ‘Service to the Industry’ award!

I start this week with some fantastic news in the AToM’s chairman Vic Jannels was awarded his second accolade of the year as he picked up ‘Service to the Industry’ at last week’s Specialist Finance Introducer Awards 2018.   The event, held at Madison in St Pauls, London, was attended by over two hundred of the […]

New Buy to Let with just 15% deposit requirement is launched!

A second Buy to Let with only a 15% deposit requirement has been launched into the Market.  Exclusively through just three distributors in the UK (inc AToM!), BlueZest is a new lender to market and has some superb products. These products are part of a broader range that allow landlords and developers to do refurbishments, […]

Home owning cheaper than renting

Some eye watering statistics from The Money Charity this week.  The Charity has reported that total mortgage lending stood at £1.35 trillion at the end of September.  This is up from £1.275 trillion in 2015.  Averaged over the 11.1m households with a mortgage equates to £118,693 in September. The average interest rate was 2.74% and […]

Positive movements from lenders..

Lenders have been actively looking at their offerings this week and loosening their criteria, positively.  As I have said before, I think in the run up to the end of the year, we will see a number of attractive deals launched by lenders who want to build up their pipelines ahead of, what will be, […]

Rates are creeping up…

Panic Panic Panic………ok, so that’s a little dramatic!  However, we have seen a number of lenders increase rates over the last few days.  TSB, Halifax, Nationwide, Virgin Money, NatWest and Coventry Building Society are just a few who increased their rates on various product offerings.  We have seen SWAP rates (the mechanism through which lenders […]

Think of number one when it comes to your monthly mortgage costs.

SWAP rates (the mechanism through which lenders can acquire a fixed price for funding over a specific period of time) have dropped to a ten month low and as such some lenders are passing on the reduction through their interest rate offerings.  Just in the last few days we’ve seen Natwest cut some rates by […]

Rate rises with only one hours notice!

A number of lenders have increased rates over the last few days with one in particular only giving us one hours notice to save the existing rates for potential new customers.  Normally a lender will send round a notification advising of the impending rate increases and the timing for withdrawal of the current product offerings.  […]

Funding for Lending to be stopped, market confidence good.

The big news of the week is the imminent withdrawal of the Funding for Lending scheme, a year earlier than planned, by the Bank of England.   The FLS scheme was launched in July 2012 and currently offers cheap loans to lenders who in return are expected to pass on lower rates to the end consumer.  […]

Confused by the internet “information”? …..we can help!

Considering it was a ‘holiday month’ August was a flurry of activity and caught many of us out and this was a very pleasant and great surprise!  Of those approaching AToM, many were seeking straight forward simple human assistance having become confused by the huge amount of information currently available on the internet.  The majority […]

The Mortgage event of the Year…

The great and the good of the industry descended upon London’s ExCel last week for the annual Mortgage Business Expo.   Around 70 exhibitors offered their wares to mortgage brokers, intermediaries, financial advisers, solicitors and others who attended the largest trade mortgage event in the calendar.  The two day extravaganza was well received in its new […]