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Warning as BTL lenders are feeling the squeeze

15th February 2018 With all the regulatory changes that have been affecting the BTL market of late, you might think that rates have just been going up, but Mortgages for Business found that lenders have been taking a lot of the heat to try and remain competitive. Read More...

BTL investment down 80% since 2015

07th February 2018 Given the many changes that occurred in the BTL sector during 2017, it probably doesn’t come as such a big surprise that investment in BTL property is down. Yet the whopping 80% decrease reported by the IMLA might still come as a bit of a shock. Read More...

Portfolio landlords facing mortgage difficulties

24th January 2018 Following last year’s regulatory changes, 70% of UK landlords with four or more buy-to-let mortgages, also known as portfolio landlords, said they’ve faced difficulties obtaining finance, according to figures from Foundation Home Loans. Read More...

BTL affordability changes – one year on

19th January 2018 Last January, the buy-to-let (BTL) market was shaken up by regulatory changes which saw providers having to implement tougher restrictions on lending criteria. This has had a mixed effect on mortgage rates. Read More...

Buy-to-let remortgaging sees boost

13th December 2017 Official figures show that the new regulations regarding portfolio landlords have not slowed down remortgagors, with October seeing a 20.5% increase in the number of BTL remortgage loans, as well as a 20% rise in their overall value. Read More...

Buy-to-let mortgage rates rise by record amount

04th December 2017 This year has been a trying one for the buy-to-let (BTL) mortgage market, and rates have suffered - data shows that the average two-year tracker BTL mortgage rate has risen by 0.20% since the base rate rise, the highest monthly increase on record. Read More...

Rules see buy-to-let rates rise from record lows

30th October 2017 The buy-to-let (BTL) market has been hit from all sides recently with tougher affordability rules and key regulatory changes, and now to make matters worse, our latest data shows that the average BTL mortgage rate is on the rise. Read More...

Buy-to-let market pauses for breath amid new rules

20th October 2017 The buy-to-let market has put up with a lot recently, and it’s just had another rule change to adapt to. Lenders are now required to apply stricter underwriting criteria to portfolio landlords, and the market is taking a step back to adjust. Read More...

Buy to let rule changes – what do they mean?

28th September 2017 New buy-to-let (BTL) rules are set to come into force this weekend, which will see stricter lending criteria applied to so-called ‘portfolio landlords’. But just what are the changes on the horizon, and how could you be affected? Read More...

Pension freedoms are driving the buy-to-let boom

21st September 2017 Despite the buy-to-let (BTL) tax changes recently, the sector continues to boom, with availability rising and BTL mortgage rates at record lows. It’s little wonder that so many are turning to the market, and it could be down to the pension freedoms. Read More...


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