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Comments and views on the latest developments in buy to let, commercial and residential mortgages from our resident experts at Mortgages for Business.

Buy to let and commercial mortgage bloggers:
David Whittaker, Managing Director
Steve Olejnik, Sales Director
Jeni Browne, Head of Residential & Buy to Let Lending
Mike Freeman, Head of Specialist Underwriting
Simon Whittaker, Finance Director

Residential mortgage blogger:
Jeni Browne, Head of Residential and Buy to Let Lending

  • Article Image The buy to let saga continues

    08/04/2014

    Last week saw The Mortgage Works make a monumental change to its lending policy – previously you could apply for a buy to let mortgage aged 84 and below and it could run to your 90th birthday.  Now, there is no maximum age on when the mortgage can be repaid, but you can be no older than 70 when it starts.

  • Article Image Implications of 15pc Stamp Duty Rate for Limited Companies

    21/03/2014

    Why the extension of the 15pc stamp duty rate on properties costing over £500k purchased by limited companies won’t affect most landlords financially.

  • Article Image Playing the long game

    26/02/2014

    Recently a client asked me for a 10 year fixed rate home-owner mortgage.  As I began researching, I admit I was thinking it was a waste of time, no one ever takes a 10 year fixed these days, they are always far too expensive.  So when I saw a 10 year fixed at 3.89%,  I have to say I felt a little sheepish. 

  • Article Image Why investors should consider five year fixed rate buy to let mortgages

    13/02/2014

    The Bank of England published yesterday its quarterly Inflation Report incorporating its new “forward guidance” on future interest rates.  So what do we know now that we didn’t know before? And how does it affect buy to let mortgage rates?

  • Article Image What the Autumn Statement means for property investors

    06/12/2013

    There were a few announcements in this year’s Autumn Statement that could affect landlords, property investors and developers dealing in both residential and commercial real estate. We look at the good and the bad.

  • Article Image Will buy to let mortgages be affected by the changes to the Funding for Lending Scheme

    04/12/2013

    Steve Olejnik, sales director, explores what impact the changes of the Funding for Lending Scheme announced by the Bank of England could have on buy to let mortgages.
     

  • Article Image Buy to let options for new and experienced landlords

    27/11/2013

    Listen to David Whittaker, managing director at Mortgages for Business, comments on the results of the latest Property Investor Survey which indicates that investors are looking to borrow more in order to expand their portfolios.

  • Article Image Latest research on the true cost of buy to let mortgages

    13/11/2013

    Listen to David Whittaker, managing director at Mortgages for Business, comments on the results of the latest research of the true costs of buy to let mortgages and questions if now is the right time to fix rates.

  • Article Image Options for company applications

    30/10/2013

    Listen to David Whittaker introducing two rates for company applications as well as a very competitive option suitable for the more standard buy to let properties.

  • Article Image The great buy to let mortgage divide

    30/10/2013

    Jeni reports on the latest developments from buy to let lenders, in particular at the ever increasing divide between vanilla mainstream and specialist lenders.








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