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KEYWORD "Base Rate" - 100 RESULTS
Interest Rate Decision announced by Bank of England

The Bank of England has kept base interest rate at 5.25%. Some industry figures hoped for a cut following yesterday’s inflation news,...

20 June 2024

From: Breaking News

No Chance of Interest Rate Cut Today despite inflation good news

Experts say there is no chance of a cut in interest rates being announced by the Bank of England ’s Monetary...

20 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Rent Rises Slowing - and that’s official

Average UK private rents were up 8.9% in the year to April according to the Office for National Statistics. This is a...

23 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage lending caps now well below average house price

The Bank of England says one in four mortgages will end when the mortgage borrower is in retirement, as more people...

15 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Bank of England reveals interest rate decision

The Bank of England’s monetary policy committee has held base rate at 5.25% for the sixth time in a row. The news...

09 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Buyers aim for smaller properties despite prices stay roughly static

House prices last month were just 1.1% higher than April 2023, according to the latest Halifax House Price Index. The average house...

08 May 2024

From: Breaking News

10 Areas Where House Price Growth could top 14% in 2024

New market analysis by peer-to-peer investment platform easyMoney has identified 10 areas of the nation on track for growth of more...

04 May 2024

From: Top tips & guides

Capital Appreciation Worries down to interest rates, says analyst

A leading business analyst is firmly blaming interest rates for the see-saw in house prices seen in recent indices. The latest, from...

08 April 2024

From: Breaking News

House Prices Down and Up, in mixed data from the Halifax

UK house prices grew in March on a quarterly basis, by 2.0%, with annual growth slowing to 0.3%, from 1.6% in...

08 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Interest rates may drop, whatever today’s Bank of England decision

Slowing inflation may - just may - lead the way for reduced interest rates. The headline inflation rate is now just 3.4%,...

21 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Critical week ahead for interest rates and inflation

Latest inflation figures are announced on Wednesday and the Bank of England makes its next base rate decision on Thursday. The Office...

18 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Navigating the regional property market in 2024

Building on the momentum of 2023, the North West is poised for continued growth in rental and property prices. Early investment...

02 March 2024

From: Top tips & guides

Letting agents demand banks cut mortgage rates

The letting agents’ trade body has made the unexpected move of calling on banks to cut mortgage rates. Rates are typically decided...

29 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Bank rate stays at 5.25% until summer at least - agency warning

Knight Frank says that the Bank of England base rate is likely to stay unchanged at 5.25 per cent for at...

26 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Warning that mortgage rates could move UP following Bank decision

There’s a warning today that the Bank of England’s decision to freeze base rate at the high level of 5.25 per...

02 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Red Sea inflation fears put the brakes on rate cut fever

A prominent analyst says the threat of rising inflation caused by the Red Sea shipping attacks - on top of this...

18 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Interest Rates - new doubt that the Bank of England will cut

The yo-yo economic news is now casting doubt on whether the Bank of England will cut base rate as quickly as...

17 January 2024

From: Breaking News

HMRC reveals big slump in residential property deals

New data from HM Revenue and Customs reveals a 22 per cent annual drop in residential transactions in the year to...

02 January 2024

From: Breaking News

2024 - Rightmove’s Forecast for the Housing Market

Rightmove has revealed its forecast for 2024 - and has looked back on the past 12 months. This year, 2023, ends with...

29 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage costs for many landlords rocket upwards - fresh figures

Monthly interest costs have surged by 283 per cent since 2021 for landlords using interest-only mortgages, research shows. Octane Capital compared rates...

22 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Inflation Drop’s Big Question - will interest rates fall sooner, not later?

Consumer Price Inflation in November was 3.9 per cent - significantly lower than the 4.4 per cent expected by many analysts. It’s...

21 December 2023

From: Breaking News

HMRC Self-Assessment Helpline slammed for not helping callers

A business consultancy claims the HMNRC Self-Assessment helpline - set up to assist those compiling and filing tax returns as the...

21 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords still upbeat despite challenges (apparently)

Two-thirds of private landlords in the UK are optimistic about how their property investments will perform in the coming years -...

20 December 2023

From: Breaking News

House prices will fall further next year warns the Halifax

House prices may fall by up to four per cent in 2024 the Halifax is warning. Its Outlook for 2024 report says...

19 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove reveals its 2024 housing market forecast

Rightmove has revealed its forecast for 2024 - but just as it has done this, it’s revealed asking prices have dropped...

12 December 2023

From: Breaking News

House price drop of up to 10% next year - but NO market crash

A panel of experts forecast house prices will fall as much as 10 per cent by Autumn 2024. Financial website Finder brought...

09 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlord Warning: Capital Appreciation on hold until 2025 - the Halifax

Average house prices rose by 1.1 per cent in October, compared to a fall of 0.3 per cent in September says...

08 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Bank of England announces interest rate decision

The Bank of England has left its base interest rate unchanged at 5.25 per cent. Its Monetary Policy Committee, which decides the...

02 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Capital Appreciation Shock as another index points to sliding house prices

Average house prices are now falling 2.9 per cent annually in England and Wales according to the monthly e.surv index. Yorkshire and...

17 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Housing Market “more resilient than expected” despite new fall

The UK housing market is remaining “more resilient than expected” despite the latest price index showing another small fall. The Halifax say...

09 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Surprise Interest Rate decision by Bank of England

The Bank of England has revealed its latest decision on base rate - which in turn has a strong influence on...

21 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Will shock inflation news be enough to stop another rate rise?

The monetary policy committee of the Bank of England meets today - and will it approve a 15th successive base rate...

21 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Should Landlords Be Given Buy To Let Mortgage Support?

To help or not to help: that is the question the government is facing with regard to under-pressure private rented sector...

16 September 2023

From: Tax & Finance

Landlords lose £4,000 per property in a year - new research

Yearly returns on the average buy-to-let property in the UK were over £4000 lower in June 2023, compared to the same...

01 September 2023

From: Breaking News

How Have Yields Changed For Landlords? An agent’s view

By Richard O’Neill, managing director, lettings at Romans Estate Agents As a landlord, your property’s yield is an important figure. It indicates...

25 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Remortgaging landlords urged to fix rate before next Bank decision

Landlords about to remortgage are being urged to secure a new rate as early as possible - even six months in...

21 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Debate rages over interest rate rises - Landlord Today reader poll

Debate is raging over whether there will be a 15th successive interest rate rise when the Bank of England’s monetary policy...

17 August 2023

From: Breaking News

HMRC pushes up late payment charges for landlords

Any landlord hit with late payment surcharges from HM Revenue & Customs will now face even higher charges. As a result of...

09 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Revealed - interest rate decision by Bank of England

The Bank of England’s monetary policy committee has announced its decision on base rate. It will rise by 0.25 per cent to...

03 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Crunch Day for Two Million Buy To Let Mortgages

The Bank of England’s monetary policy committee meets again today with strong expectations that they will agree their 14th successive base...

03 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Publicity push to combat mortgage debt (but not for landlords)

Mortgage lenders have launched a £5m media campaign to publicise the support available to owner occupier mortgage holders if they face...

01 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Capital Appreciation to dip for next two years - warning

The latest market snapshot from Zoopla suggests landlords’ capital appreciation over the second half of this year depends almost entirely on...

31 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Rate rises in August AND September despite inflation drop - forecast

One of the country’s leading mortgage brokers predicts a rise in the Bank of England base rate next month - and...

20 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Today’s figures seal the fate of the housing market - claim

Today's inflation figures effectively seal the fate of the housing market for the rest of this year - including the crucial...

19 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove market snapshot - latest on asking prices and volumes

The average price of homes coming to the market have dipped slightly once again, according to Rightmove. The newly-marketed properties are some...

17 July 2023

From: Breaking News

House Prices plunge 31%? At least the banks would survive…

Details have emerged of an extraordinary ‘stress test’ created by the Bank of England and tested on eight major banks to...

14 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Beat the base rate shock

If you are a landlord looking for the silver lining in a dark cloud, June’s interest rate decision will have certainly...

13 July 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Rental boom may be saving the sales market’s bacon - claim

A prominent housing market website suggests that unprec­edented demand in the rental market may play “a key role” in restricting supply...

13 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Does Transaction Slump offer chance for savvy landlord investors?

New data shows the slump in transactions across the UK - and may trigger opportunities for aggressive investors seeking to take...

12 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Capital appreciation worries after shock annual house price fall

The average UK house price fell slightly in June, by around £300 compared to May with a typical property now costing...

10 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Plea To Government - help landlords as well as owner-occupiers

A specialist buy to let mortgage broker says the government must help landlords with mortgage costs, as well as owner occupiers...

23 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Shock interest rate decision by Bank of England

The Bank of England has announced its latest change in base rate, which is used by most lenders to determine interest...

22 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Housing market crash “inevitable” warns expert ahead of rate decision

A mortgage expert is warning that a housing market crash now looks ”inevitable” as expectations run high of what many be...

22 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Meltdown hurts landlords’ capital appreciation hopes

If this was typical of the past 10 years we would be talking of a 0.6 per cent average house price...

19 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Shock figures show how old buy to let landlords are

New data produced by lettings agency Savills gives an indication of how the buy to let sector may be threatened by...

15 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Anger as buy to let stress tests make borrowing almost impossible

There’s been widespread anger from the mortgage broker community in response to NatWest’s decision to make buy to let stress tests...

14 June 2023

From: Breaking News

New blow to house prices with first annual fall in 11 years

House prices were largely unchanged in May, edging down by just £130 compared to April - but on an annual basis...

08 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Will interest rates rise yet again despite inflation drop?

There’s uncertainty over whether the latest inflation figure - showing an annualised drop from 10.1 per cent last month to 8.7...

25 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Interest Rates - Bank of England reveals latest decision

The Bank of England has announced its latest decision on base rate. This has been increased by 0.25 per cent to 4.5...

11 May 2023

From: Breaking News

New warning to landlords over further interest rate hikes

One of the most respected financial organisations is warning landlords and the rest of the property industry that markets are now...

28 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Revealed - where rents have risen 33 per cent in a year…

The latest edition of a housing market measure has suggested that one borough of London has seen rent rises of 33...

20 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Bank of England reveals interest rate decision

The Bank of England has raised base rate by 0.25 per cent to 4.25 per cent - the highest level since...

23 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Interest Rate Rise This Week? - 50:50 chance says analyst

There’s a 50:50 chance of yet another Bank of England base rate rise this week according to a leading business analyst. Susannah...

21 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Interest Rates - Property industry boss warns Bank of England

The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee meets next week to consider whether base rate should rise again - but there’s...

17 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords omitted from guidelines to help struggling mortgage payers

The Financial Conduct Authority has set out ways in which mortgage lenders can help customers struggling with payments - but landlords...

13 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Is Now the Right Time to Invest in a Second Property?

  Second home market growth and falling house prices could be a combination for success. There’s been a clear positive correlation between profit...

11 March 2023

From: The Big Issues

New forecast says house prices will stay flat and NOT fall

An influential housing market analyst says it now looks like house prices will stay flat in 2023, rather than fall. Nicholas Mendes,...

24 February 2023

From: Breaking News

New advice for landlords hit by latest interest rate rise

Landlords are being offered fresh advice if they have been hit with higher interest payments following the base rate rise to...

03 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Interest Rates: Bank of England announces latest decision

The Bank of England has increased base rate to 4.0 per cent - its 10th rate rise in a row. Avinav Nigam,...

02 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Stricter EPCs, Rent Controls, S21 Scrapping - is this 2023?

Yes, it’s that time again when the property hoi polloi impose their predictions for the following year on us and so,...

17 December 2022

From: The Big Issues

Stay renting! First time buyers warned after interest rate hike

Would-be first time buyers may have to settle for renting for longer and putting their ownership aspirations on ice, following the...

16 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Interest Rates Announcement from Bank of England

The Bank of England has increased base rate by 0.5 per cent to 3.5 per cent. This is the ninth consecutive base...

15 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Rental demand likely to soar as first time buyers defer plans

A new survey from Aviva has revealed that over a million people may rule themselves out of the first-time buyer market,...

24 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Frustrated buyers renew rentals after base rate bombshells - Foxtons

New figures from London lettings agency Foxtons shows rents in the capital reaching new highs. In October, rental prices reached a record...

15 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Gloomy future for Buy To Let? Mortgage experts reveal their worries

Mortgage experts speaking to a committee of MPs have given an especially gloomy forecast for the buy to let sector in...

10 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords will sell up in droves, mortgage chief warns

Landlords are being advised to check when their current mortgage fixed terms are expiring or see whether they wish to have...

07 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Government must  help landlords and tenants, mortgage expert insists

The government must explain how it will help the private rental sector - both landlords and tenants - through the cost...

07 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Interest rates up as gloomy housing market forecast is revealed

The Bank of England has increased its base rate from 2.25 per cent to 3.0 per cent. This is the largest hike...

03 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Interest Rate Hike Today - fears grow of another big rise

There’s widespread concern that the Bank of England’s monetary policy committee, which meets today, is to unveil a 0.75 per cent...

03 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Data shows very few landlords resisting rent rises

Nine out of 10 respondents to a new survey of landlords have either already increased rents, or intend to increase them.  This...

21 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Liz Truss and the Landlord Bonanza

There’s rather a lot going on in the economy as I write this and, by the time it is published, who...

01 October 2022

From: Agent Advice

Interest rate rise announced by the Bank of England

The Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England has agreed to raise interest rates by 0.5 per cent to 2.25...

22 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Interest Rate Rise Today - what will it mean?

There’s widespread speculation that the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee will today announce another interest rate rise - and it...

22 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-lets failing to beat inflation

As inflation passes the 10% mark, it’s no surprise that many landlords are hurriedly reviewing the health of their buy to...

17 September 2022

From: The Big Issues

Advice to Landlords: Plan Ahead in Volatile Markets

We seem to be living in a continuous stream of ‘once in a lifetime’ events. From Brexit, to the pandemic and...

17 September 2022

From: Tax & Finance

Interest Rate Decision delayed by the Bank of England

The next meeting of the Bank of England’s monetary policy committee has been delayed by a week. A tweet from the BoE...

12 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords and the Next Interest Rate Decision

On August 4 the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee voted to raise the base rate from 1.25 to 1.75 per...

03 September 2022

From: Tax & Finance

Bad news for landlords as big interest rate rise announced

The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee has announced that base rate is rising from 1.25 to 1.75 per cent. The rate is now...

04 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords Beware - Interest rates could soar further, warns Bank boss

A senior figure at the Bank of England is warning that base rate could rise to 2.0 per cent or more...

20 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Up and Up! More capital appreciation likely for landlords

A prominent agency has revised its market forecast for the rest of 2022 and says prices will rise more and for...

27 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Interest rate hike means it’s cheaper to rent than to own

The most recent interest rate rise has swung the balance making it cheaper to rent than to buy, according to lettings...

21 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Should landlords pay early redemption fees to avoid mortgage misery?

The latest Bank of England base rate increase will serve only to increase the pain on landlords, it’s been claimed. This is...

17 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Brace, Brace - interest rates likely to rise further this week

The Bank of England is this week expected to increase base rate for the fifth time in a row. The Bank’s monetary...

14 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Buy To Let mortgage choice strong - but getting more expensive

Independent mortgage sector monitor Moneyfacts says the choice for landlords wanting to borrow remains very strong - but increasingly interest rates...

24 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage costs soar for landlords, with worse to come - warning

Landlords have been hit with steep rises in the cost of buy to let fixed rate mortgages even before the Bank...

11 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Rate rise likely to hit landlords quickly - maybe with worse to come

A prominent buy to let mortgage expert says yesterday base rate rise by the Bank of England is expected to hit...

06 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords’ capital appreciation still high - but slowdown starts

House prices rose less than expected last month after expanding at the fastest rate for almost two decades.  The Nationwide says annual...

03 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Bad News - Lenders speed up passing on interest rate rises to landlords

An online specialist mortgage broker claims that lenders are getting quicker at passing in interest rate rises to landlords. Property Master says...

08 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Buy To Let mortgage costs soar as interest rate rises fees through

Landlords now have to pay as much as £40 extra per property because of interest rate rises. That’s the calculation of online...

10 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords sheltered from worst effect of interest rate rise - claim

Landlords are being insulated from the worst effects of interest rate rises because lenders are so keen to win and keep...

18 February 2022

From: Breaking News

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