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

Confusion over pet bans in rental accommodation

"Only 7% of rental properties are advertised as being suitable for tenants with pets, even though 2019 study by Landbay found that almost one in seven renters rated 'pets being allowed in the property' as their most important requirement." https://www.propertyreporter.co.uk/landlords/confusion-looming-among-landlords-and-tenants-over-pet-bans-in-rental-accommodation.html read more