The mortgage aspect of the Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS) is to be discontinued in light of improved market conditions.
RBS Intermediary Partners is to return to the mortgage market on Monday, the group has announced.
The government is undermining its own Help to Buy scheme by imposing a large tax burden on first-time buyers, the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) has argued.
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UK house prices are now 5.8% higher than this time a year ago, according to Nationwide, but are still 7% off their 2007 peak.
Mortgage advisers are reporting a rise in Help to Buy enquiries, despite the fact they are unable to places cases yet.
Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls has warned the government’s Help to Buy scheme will make it harder for would-be first-time buyers to get onto the housing ladder.
More than a quarter of home-buyers in England and Wales are now paying stamp duty at the higher rates of 3% or more, research suggests.
Lloyds Banking Group is back in the black after announcing a profit before tax of £2.1bn for the six months to the end of June - and said it is on course to target IFA clients orphaned by the Retail Distribution Review (RDR).
Hundreds of thousands of interest-only mortgage borrowers whose deals mature before 2020 are likely to face a funding shortfall, according to estimates produced for the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
Halifax's mortgage adviser arm, Halifax Intermediaries, is set to pay the full Stamp Duty bill for first time buyers purchasing homes worth up to £250,000.
The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has urged the Chancellor to make house building and home finance the main plank of his upcoming Budget in order to boost confidence in the economy.
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