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  • Record Mortgage Demand The number of mortgage approvals in April came to a value of £20.2bn, compared to £18.6bn in March (Bank of England), showing a record demand for mortgages.  In Q1 2021, home mover activity leaped by 82% compar...

  • Women in Finance Charter We’re delighted to announce that Howard Mortgages have signed the Women in Finance charter to pledge to continue to improve the gender balance in our team. The Women in Finance Charter is a commitment by HM Treasury and...

  • Self-employed people who used government grants are being penalised by some mortgage lenders, which see the use of support schemes as a “red flag”.  A mortgage warning has been issued to self-employed business owners in receipt of SE...

  • Our monthly property market review is intended to provide background to recent developments in property markets as well as to give an indication of how some key issues could impact in the future.  We are not responsible or authorised t...

  • Bristol has been voted the best place to live across the UK, and here at Howard Mortgages we also believe it’s also one of the best and most vibrant places to do business.   Renowned for its iconic historical landmarks with the beauty...

  • Borrowers have more choice than ever before, as the equity release market tops 500 products for the first time.   Equity release continues to grow in popularity and the market is evolving to meet the growing need.  According to Moneyfacts.c...

  • Our monthly property market review is intended to provide background to recent developments in property markets as well as to give an indication of how some key issues could impact in the future.  We are not responsible or authorised t...

  • Lions Barber Collective Podcast Torquay-based local community group, The Lions Barber Collective [LBC], is celebrating the launch of their new podcast series, encouraging men to talk more openly about their mental health. Award-winning mental health ...

  • Following the Chancellor’s 2021 Budget announcement, Quilter have provided reaction to the key updates for Mortgages which included extending the current Stamp Duty holiday and a new Help to Buy Mortgage Guarantee Scheme. Stamp Duty Holiday Ext...

  • Following the Chancellor’s 2021 Budget announcement, Quilter have provided reaction to the key updates for Mortgages which included extending the current Stamp Duty holiday and a new Help to Buy Mortgage Guarantee Scheme. Stamp Duty Holiday Ext...

  • Our monthly property market review is intended to provide background to recent developments in property markets as well as to give an indication of how some key issues could impact in the future.  We are not responsible or authorised t...

  • 2021 Spring Budget Predictions CHANCELLOR Rishi Sunak is promising “a budget unlike any other” on Wednesday with the country entering a “new phase” of the pandemic thanks to the successful vaccine rollout. Here is how we think...

  • Time for Home Improvement? The nation’s love for their homes has increased in the last 12 months as homeowners spent an estimated £39 billion on home improvements during the pandemic. According to Checkatrade Home Pride Index, last year s...

  • Our monthly property market review is intended to provide background to recent developments in property markets as well as to give an indication of how some key issues could impact in the future.  We are not responsible or authorised t...

  • Mortgage Prisoners The Mortgage Market Study by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) estimated that around 140,000 borrowers were unable to switch to a better mortgage deal even though they were up-to-date with their payments.  These eligi...

  • Equity Release in 2021 During the pandemic, the idea of borrowing against the value of your home may sound appealing to increasing numbers who are house rich and income poor.  Since 1991, more than half a million UK homeowners have used equity r...

  • New Year, New Home The beginning of this year has been one of the busiest ever starts to a new year for the property market as hundreds of home buyers race for more space. With lockdown and home working continuing, many homeowners want move to......

  • Our monthly property market review is intended to provide background to recent developments in property markets as well as to give an indication of how some key issues could impact in the future.  We are not responsible or authorised t...

  • Refer a Friend to Howard Mortgages We believe a recommendation is the highest praise you can receive.  It’s a known fact that consumers trust their friends’ recommendations more than any other source – including their partner, ...

  • Our monthly property market review is intended to provide background to recent developments in property markets as well as to give an indication of how some key issues could impact in the future.  We are not responsible or authorised t...

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