IMLA News


Lenders have a role to play in tackling climate change, but BEIS proposals unlikely to achieve desired results
17 February 2021

IMLA has responded to a Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) consultation which proposes lenders annually disclose the average EPC rating of all properties they lend against

Intermediary case volumes fell in Q4 but confidence in market outlook remained strong
03 February 2021

The average number of mortgage cases handled by advisers fell from 90 between July and September to 78 in Q4, research from the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA) found. However, the vast majority of advisers remained positive about the outlook for their businesses (96%), the intermediary sector (92%), and the wider mortgage market (85%).

Mortgage market set for growth in 2021 despite coronavirus disruption, IMLA report shows
15 January 2021

The Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA) has published its 2021 New Normal report which looks at how the mortgage market could perform in 2021 and 2022

Mortgage sector cautions on impact of hard Stamp Duty deadline for homebuyers and sellers
18 December 2020

The Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA) and The Association of Mortgage Intermediaries (AMI) are issuing this joint warning to members about buyers hoping to complete their property purchases before the Stamp Duty deadline of 31st March

DPR Group becomes latest IMLA Associate member
17 December 2020

DPR Group, including its brands, DPR, eKeeper, MCI Club, Burrow and Broker ID is the latest Associate member to join the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA)

Brokers remained cautiously confident about the mortgage market in Q3, IMLA research shows
13 November 2020

Strong demand in the mortgage market kept sustained intermediary confidence during Q3 2020, new research from the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA) shows, but brokers are still treading with caution.

Government intervention critical to the future of the green mortgage market, research from IMLA shows
19 October 2020

Demand from consumers for green mortgages is set to grow but government intervention to stimulate the market will be critical to its future.

IMLA supporting members to build new dialogue with mortgage market on capacity challenges
24 September 2020

IMLA will be surveying members over the coming weeks to identify the specific challenges lenders face that are putting a strain on service levels

October economic ‘cliff edge’ could be less severe than feared, new IMLA report suggests
14 September 2020

New report from IMLA suggests that the end of the furlough and payment holiday schemes might not have such a severe impact

Intermediaries confident in own businesses and long term market future
29 May 2020

IMLA has published the data from its latest Mortgage Market Tracker, a survey of 300 mortgage brokers in Q1 2020

IMLA research: first time buyers could lead economic recovery if government reconsiders regulation
28 May 2020

The Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA) urges the government to assess the impact of post-financial crisis regulatory changes and consider easing these restrictions to help first time homebuyers lead the economic recovery in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

IMLA represents UK top 10 as membership grows with TSB
05 May 2020

The Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA) has announced that TSB Bank has joined as the latest member of the trade body. The addition of TSB means IMLA has now increased its membership to 43 lenders, including all of the UK’s top 10 lenders ranked by gross lending.

IMLA adds specialist lender West One Loans to member panel
21 April 2020

The Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA) has announced that West One Loans has joined as the latest member of the trade body. The addition of the specialist lender means IMLA has now increased its membership to 43 banks, building societies and specialist lenders including 18 of the 20 largest UK mortgage lenders ranked by gross lending.

Legal & General Home Finance joins IMLA
06 March 2020

Legal & General Home Finance is the first lender focused purely on the later life market to join the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association.

‘Big thinking’ Budget needed to fix broken housing market
25 February 2020

The Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA) is urging the Chancellor to apply a ‘big thinking’ approach to housing in his upcoming Budget Statement (11 March)

Record highs for intermediary market confidence in Q4 2019
12 February 2020

Intermediaries were more confident about the outlook of the mortgage market in Q4 2019 than at any other point during the year, the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA) has found in its latest Mortgage Market Tracker. According to the research, 93% of mortgage intermediaries were confident about the outlook for the mortgage industry heading into 2020.

Reduced political uncertainty to support UK mortgage market growth in 2020 and 2021, IMLA report shows
16 January 2020

The mortgage market is set to return to growth over the next two years, according to the latest report from the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA).

Intermediary DIP volumes remain stable in Q3 2019
10 December 2019

Case volumes among advisers have remained steady in Q3 2019, despite the political uncertainty, according to the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association’s (IMLA) Mortgage Market Tracker.

IMLA elects new Management Committee with first female Chair
29 November 2019

The Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA) has announced Louisa Sedgwick, Director of Sales at Vida Homeloans, as its new Committee Chair – the first woman in IMLA’s history to hold the role.

IMLA launches General Election Wishlist and calls for renewed dialogue on replacing Help to Buy
18 November 2019

The Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA) has launched its General Election Wishlist for the housing market. IMLA is urging the next government to focus on fixing the challenges facing the housing market, leading with a call for a new dialogue with lenders, housebuilders and the regulator on a replacement for Help to Buy, which is due to expire in 2023.