Ellie Craig

Bank of England raises interest rates to 4 per cent

The Bank of England raised interest rates from 3.5 to 4 per cent at its February meeting, the tenth consecutive increase. Seven members of the nine-strong Monetary Policy Committee voted for a 50 basis-point rise, with two voting to maintain base rate at 3.5 per cent. While yet another rate rise will be unwelcome to

annual bridging activity rises to all-time high

According to the latest Bridging Trends data, annual bridging activity rose in 2022 with contributors transacting a total of £716.2m throughout the year as record low interest rates powered demand. Not only is this 14% up on 2021 (£626.7m) but it is also the highest figure we’ve seen since the £732.7m transacted in 2019. This

transactions dip slightly but market shows resilience

£2.36m CT7 case study

Latest figures from HMRC reveal a 3 per cent dip in house sales in December compared with November, while numbers were down just 1 per cent on December 2021. The seasonally-adjusted estimate of the number of UK residential transactions was 101,920 in December 2022, slightly higher than pre-pandemic levels. While transaction levels were slightly weaker

MT Finance becomes a full member of IMLA

We’re so pleased to announce that MT Finance have become the latest full member of the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA). With a combined total of 69 members, IMLA represents mortgage lenders who lend to UK consumers and businesses via broker channels and it is a real honour to now be a part of this.

what’s next: our predictions for 2023

It’s no exaggeration to say that 2022 was something of a rollercoaster. From a steady – but constant – rise in base rates to September’s disastrous mini-Budget, we were certainly kept on our toes. With that hopefully behind us, we’ve instead turned our attention to the year ahead. While we don’t have a crystal ball

the year in focus: a look back at 2022

It has been a rollercoaster of a year by any standards with three different prime ministers, four Chancellors of the Exchequer, two monarchs and the conflict in Ukraine. The rising cost of living, in particular fuel and energy prices, plus several Bank of England interest rate rises, means the economic picture is very different as

Bank of England raises interest rates to 3.5 per cent

The Bank of England has raised interest rates from 3 to 3.5 per cent, the ninth consecutive increase. Six members of the nine-strong Monetary Policy Committee favoured a 50 basis-point rise, with two voting to maintain base rate at 3 per cent and one preferring a 75 basis-point increase to 3.75 per cent. Although borrowers

how MT Finance is continuing to find solutions

release equity fast with 2nd charge bridge

2022 has been an unpredictable year for the mortgage market, to say the very least. After nearly two and a half years of soaring property prices pushed up by a shortage of stock, buyers are now contending with a Bank Rate of 3%, high inflation and the beginning of a recession. And while September’s ill-fated

what the Budget means for the property market

terraced houses property market

Just eight weeks after Kwasi Kwarteng dished out a raft of cuts in his ill-fated mini-Budget, his successor, Jeremy Hunt, introduced a series of tax rises and spending cuts. Stressing a focus on ‘stability, growth and public services’, the Chancellor warned that high inflation is the ‘enemy of stability’. The Office for Budget Responsibility’s latest

Bank of England raises interest rates to 3 per cent

The Bank of England has raised interest rates from 2.25 to 3 per cent, the eighth consecutive increase, and the biggest jump in three decades. Seven members of the Monetary Policy Committee favoured a 75 basis points rise, with one voting for a 50 basis points increase and the remaining member voting for an uptick

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