More help needed for renters: Generation Rent

“The campaign group criticised Rishi Sunak for offering restaurant vouchers to encourage people to dine out, while many renters are struggling to afford to cover the basic costs of food and accommodation.” https://www.mortgagestrategy.co.uk/news/more-help-needed-for-tenants-generation-rent/ read more

Mortgage product numbers rise 9.3% to record high

"The number of mortgage products available on the market has risen by 9.3% over the last 12 months to a new record high of 14,437, according to the latest figures from Mortgage Brain." https://www.financialreporter.co.uk/mortgages/mortgage-product-numbers-rise-93-to-record-high.html read more

RBS to re-brand as Natwest Group

Around 80% of the Group's customers currently use NatWest products or services. Names of individual NatWest and RBS branches will remain the same and the name change is not expected to result in any job cuts across the group. Around 80% of the Group's customers currently use NatWest products or services. https://www.financialreporter.co.uk/finance-news/royal-bank-of-scotland-to-rebrand-as-natwest-group.html read more

New home registrations at highest level since 2007

"Steve Wood, NHBC CEO, comments: “It is great to see the resilience of housebuilders over the 2019 year. This momentum needs to be maintained as we enter a new decade, with the industry ever-more focused on quality and fire safety." https://www.propertyreporter.co.uk/property/new-home-registrations-at-highest-level-since-2007-reports-nhbc.html read more