First-time buyer mortgage lending rose 74% before stamp duty axe

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Number of mortgages advanced to first-time buyers in March hit 24,000, with 98% taking out repayment loansThe end of the stamp duty holiday on homes costing between £125,000 and £250,000 led to a surge in activity in the mortgage market in March, acc…

Mortgage lending up 20% in February

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Rise in first-time buyer numbers behind overall increase in lending for house purchases, CML figures suggestMortgage lending for house purchases was up by 20% year-on-year in February, but lenders said the increase may have been fuelled by changes to s…

Preventing another housing bubble must be Bank of England’s priority

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Three boom-busts in 40 years are testimony to the failure of trying to control the housing market through interest rates aloneEaster is traditionally when the housing market comes out of hibernation – and if ever there were a time when it might be im…

Mortgage borrowers face triple whammy, warns Bank of England

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Lenders expect to reduce the amount of credit given to households, tighten lending criteria – and charge more for the loans, says Bank reportLenders expect to reduce the amount of credit they give to households in the second quarter of the year in a …