Connect first to complete on Spanish mortgage with UCI

Connect Mortgages are delighted to be part of the first mortgage deal done by Spanish lender UCI bank under their new non resident scheme. The 400K Euro mortgage on a 650K  Spanish villa in Andalucia, was secured at a competitive variable interest rate of just 2.75% over a 20 year term. Connect was invited to join the banks new non resident pilot scheme at the tail end of last year and can their mortgage deals…

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Landlord Rental Index Report – January

What is the HomeLet Rental Index Report? The data included in the Rental Index is gathered from HomeLet’s tenant referencing service. The rental amounts given are based on the actual rental prices achieved for new tenancies in the reported month. The monthly report also provides landlords with useful information on tenant demographics like their average age, income, previous residential status and the type of property they are applying to live in. As well…

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Meet our new Protection and Equity Release Specialist – Kay Richardson

Kay has recently joined the team at Connect Mortgages as Protection and Equity Release Specialist. She will be helping customers with Life Cover, Serious Illness, Business Insurance, Family Protection Insurance plans and Equity Release. You can see Kay’s profile below. It demonstrates how rewarding and interesting she finds this area of business. If you have recently taken out, or are in the process of taking out a mortgage and would like further information on equity…

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What will 2017 look like?

Our friends at onlinemortgageadvisor.co.uk recently interviewed a panel of industry experts to reveal how they see the mortgage market unfolding in 2017. Topics put to the panel include: * The future of Buy To Let * Brexit & Regulation * House Prices * The Bank Referral Scheme Connect’s very own Managing Director Liz Syms was asked to give an insight into the market and the key things for clients and mortgage brokers to…

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Get on the property ladder with help from your family

In today’s world getting on the property ladder can be a real struggle. Millions of wanna be home owners find themselves either living with their parents or renting expensive accommodation meaning they can only manage to save a small deposit to buy their first home. A growing number of lenders are starting to recognise the problems facing first time buyers and are coming up with new innovative mortgage products to…

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Landlord Rental Index Report – December

What is the HomeLet Rental Index Report? The data included in the Rental Index is gathered from HomeLet’s tenant referencing service. The rental amounts given are based on the actual rental prices achieved for new tenancies in the reported month. The monthly report also provides landlords with useful information on tenant demographics like their average age, income, previous residential status and the type of property they are applying to live in. As well…

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Could you save in 2017?

Your mortgage was probably the last thing on your mind over the festive season, but with Christmas come and gone now might be the perfect time to review your mortgage and perhaps put some money back in your pocket to make up for what you may have spent over the last few weeks. If you have a fixed rate mortgage coming to an end in next few months or want to…

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Landlord Rental Index Report – November

What is the HomeLet Rental Index Report? The data included in the Rental Index is gathered from HomeLet’s tenant referencing service. The rental amounts given are based on the actual rental prices achieved for new tenancies in the reported month. The monthly report also provides landlords with useful information on tenant demographics like their average age, income, previous residential status and the type of property they are applying to live in. As well…

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National Rent Review Report

Landbay the specialist buy-to-let mortgage lender has put together their first Annual National Rent Review, which provides a detailed look at the UK’s private rental market, based on the UK wider rental data from the Landbay Rental Index, powered by mortgage market analysts MIAC. The report provides an overview of the 2016 rental market; what has happened to rents across the nation and some of the factors driving these changes…

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