IMLA News


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.

UK intermediaries confident they can ‘weather the storm’ of political uncertainty
12 November 2019

Intermediaries are confident they can weather the storm of Brexit and a general election, the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA) has found in its latest Mortgage Market Tracker. According to the research, 91% of mortgage intermediaries said they were either ‘very confident’ or ‘fairly confident’ about the outlook for the mortgage industry.

Paying a mortgage rather than renting privately could leave average consumer £350,000 better off over next 30 years, research from IMLA reveals
17 October 2019

Today’s average homeowner could be better off by £352,500 over the next 30 years, compared to the average private renter, according to new research from the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA).

UK Intermediaries still confident in industry outlook despite political uncertainty
28 August 2019

The Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA) has found that the vast majority of UK Intermediaries (91%) remain positive about the outlook for the mortgage industry, despite ongoing political uncertainty.

IMLA cautions against Mortgage Market Study unrealistically raising borrower expectations
22 July 2019

It will take time for lenders to adopy modified assessment processes suggested by the regulator and this could disadvantage trapped borrowers.

Mortgage applications leading to offers at three-year high
29 May 2019

IMLA Mortgage Market Tracker – Q1 2019