How might Coronavirus impact the property market?

Coronavirus Property Impact

The economy in Northern Ireland is entering its most uncertain time since the “credit crunch” of 2007/08 and many home buyers and sellers, as well as landlords are worried about what will happen to the property market. Jordan Buchanan, Chief Economist at PropertyPal writes: The housing market context since 2007/08 House prices suffered their biggest contraction on record following the 2007 … Read More

Mortgage Availability during the Coronavirus

mortgage coronavirus belfast

Whilst there is no doubt that many lenders are struggling to manage the operational implications caused by the Coronavirus, the availability of mortgages has to date not been impacted significantly. As such, if you are looking for a new mortgage or will require a re-mortgage in the next 6 months then please do get in touch.  In particular, if you … Read More

THREE-MONTH MORTGAGE “PAYMENT HOLIDAYS” OFFERED BY ALL LENDERS

Mortgage Break Belfast

Government announces three-month mortgage holiday in Covid-19 package You may be aware that on March 17, Chancellor Rishi Sunak confirmed that anyone struggling financially as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak will be able to take a three-month mortgage repayment holiday. A number of lenders had already announced repayment holidays for those affected by Covid-19, but the Government’s announcement means ALL lenders … Read More

UK banks approve highest number of mortgages since 2015

Mortgage Approved

Bank of England could be more likely to leave interest rates on hold amid property upturn The number of mortgages approved by Britain’s high street banks jumped to the highest level for almost five years in December, in the latest sign of a revival in the housing market. Mortgage approvals for house purchases increased to 46,815 in December compared with 44,058 … Read More

A quarter of SMEs would use cash reserves if owner died

SMEs

According to Legal & General’s most recent ‘State of the Nation’ research, 25% of small-to-medium enterprise (SME) business owners would rely on their business’ cash reserves if a fellow business owner passed away unexpectedly, while 51% would use their own personal wealth. The findings also revealed that while 37% would expect to purchase the business owner’s shares in this scenario, … Read More