Investment in Buy to Let Property takes a significant hit

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

In a recent report by IMLA (Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association) it was found that overall net investment in buy to let property has fallen by 80% between 2015 and 2017, in the main due to what they believe has been “excessive regulatory intervention on the buy to let sector”.** This research has jolted IMLA to […]

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First-time buyers helped by stamp duty cuts.

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

In a recent speech, Prime Minister Theresa May announced that the stamp duty cut for first-time buyers has already helped around 16,000 people in the six weeks since its inception, alongside a prediction that it would further benefit one million first-time buyers over the next five years. ** A confidence boost for first time buyers? […]

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How could the base rate rise affect the fixed rate mortgage market?

Monday, December 11th, 2017

As widely mooted, the Bank of England increased the base rate by 0.25% in November; the first increase for 10 years. Whilst the Governor Mark Carney intimated that it will not be the last of the rises, we do not expect the base rate will rise above 1% before the end of 2020. Uncertainty amongst […]

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Secured Loans see steady increase in demand

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

It is believed here at Caboodle Finance that secured loan advances in the UK (otherwise described as second charge lending) will continue to grow at a steady pace in 2018, just as it has throughout 2017, in our experience. Whilst the main reasons attributed to the ongoing demand for these secured loans are many and […]

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Who needs life insurance and personal income protection? 

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Here in the UK, it is believed that far too many people have insufficient life insurance (as well as other forms of personal income protection) or worse, no cover at all. In our experience across a variety of age ranges we are able to provide an insight into some of the underlying reasons why this […]

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Buy to Let Equity Release – Is it the best option?

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Equity release in the residential housing market has seen significant growth in recent years, a trend which shows no signs of slowing. More interestingly, and perhaps because of the uncertainty surrounding the buy to let market, here at Caboodle Finance, we have noted an increase in the level of enquiries from landlords. Why are more […]

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How much could YOU save by using a mortgage broker?

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

What does a mortgage broker do? With new lenders entering an ever-changing mortgage market, constantly updated products, different criteria being applied and vast differences in all lender service levels, many people want to remove the need for all the searching and time spent and just let the experts do it for them. Does it cost […]

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Mortgage Advice is NOT a ‘Dark Art’!

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

It is often said that many people do not fully understand what being given “mortgage advice” really means. This confusion has partly created by some high street banks whose version of “mortgage advice” has been to simply present their customers with nothing more than a menu of in-house mortgage products; hardly an independent or broadly […]

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Need To Raise Capital? What About Secured Loans?

Monday, June 26th, 2017

Since secured loans, or second charge mortgages to give them their correct title, have been brought under the same regulatory framework as mortgages, the debate has been ongoing as to whether people who are raising capital against their home should do so via a remortgage or by arranging a secured loan. Although there are sometimes […]

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Some lenders begin to relax buy to let mortgage rules

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Following guidance issued by the Prudential Regulation Authority, the changes made to buy to let ‘rental test’ rules introduced by many mortgage lenders at the end of last year have seemingly resulted in a dramatic decline in buy to let mortgage volumes. Decline in Borrowing by Landlords Lenders now assess an applicants’ personal tax status […]

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Secured loan rates from 3.95% APRC, although we have plans available up to 29.9% APRC which allow us to assist customers with the most severe credit problems. The overall cost for comparison is 7.65% APRC. For secured loans a broker fee up to 10% of the loan amount borrowed may be payable on successful completion. A lender fee may also apply. The actual APRC available will depend on your circumstances. All loans are subject to status. Please ask for a personalised illustration.

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