Mortgage Marketplace Update – Base Rate Reaction with Nick Plappert

Base Rate Reaction with Nick Plappert Following the Bank of England’s rate rise in May, Nick Plappert, Director at Rose Capital Partners joins Richard Campo to talk over the main issues in this area, such as: – Following the Bank of England taking rates from 0.75% to 1%, how high do you think rates will […]

G-Rate expectations – Rising inflation, interest rates, mortgage pricing

No time to read? Listen to the podcast or Watch the video This week we look at how rising inflation is changing rate expectations of where interest rates may go this year, and what knock-on impact that will have on mortgage pricing. Inflation in the UK hit 5.4% at the highest level since 1992 which […]

What the financial, property & mortgage themes of 2021 mean for 2022

Well, what a year that was… financial, property & mortgage themes of 2021. I could talk for hours about events of this year, and if you are after a very funny and yet scathing review of the year Frankie Boyle’s New World Order would be a great place to look. Granted he is not everyone’s cup of […]

Tensions in the housing market

Much like the wider tension we are seeing in society more generally, there are some specific tensions in the housing market. These centre around some long-standing themes that have come sharply into focus in the last week or so. I’m slowly recovering from a rare Saturday night out – out, watching Pete Tong & The […]

Rise in interest rates expected

I have been quite flattered of late as I have been approached by several journalists and news outlets for commentary around the expected rise in interest rates. I have selected a few of the more interesting snippets below: This recent article in Bloomberg picked up a theme we have been talking about for some time, in that […]

100% Mortgage Lending Back!

Before I get onto 100% mortgage lending I just want to give my take on the Pandora Papers. For anyone familiar with the Greek Myth of Pandora’s Box, it is actually a way more complex tale than simply regretting finding out what is in forbidden places. Look up Stephen’s Fry’s excellent book (which is amazingly […]

Why use a mortgage broker?

I’m often asked why use a mortgage broker when I can go online or talk to my bank? In this week’s blog, I explain why a good mortgage adviser is more than simply finding the best mortgage for you. It was very nice having a few days of late summer last week. Even more so, […]

Mortgages with smaller deposits, mortgage rates and larger loans

This week I discuss mortgages with smaller deposits, mortgage rates hitting new lows, and larger loans available from mainstream lenders. For most of us with children, this is the first full week back with a semblance of normality! For those without children, a great chance to get away without being surrounded by kids and not […]

London Rental Market Rebounds

As frightening as this is, we enter September this week! and I’m talking about the London rental market and house purchase completion times. The pandemic has completely shot my sense of time to pieces, but what I am hoping is that we can start to get back to ‘normality’ from this September onwards. My eldest […]

Lowest ever mortgage rate

More news this week on the lowest ever mortgage rate… I am back and truly refreshed after a week away in Jersey. We were very lucky with the weather and got out to explore a lot of what is such a beautiful Island. It’s not the Med, but to have such a beautiful place on […]