IMLA News Archive


News items from 2019

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

Hidden housing market—200,000 annual movers are ‘last-time’ buyers
09 April 2019

IMLA report—‘Last-time buyers: the challenges and opportunities for 55+ home-owners wanting to move home’

First-time buyer mortgage completion rate at three-year high amid broker Brexit uncertainty
12 March 2019

IMLA Mortgage Market Tracker – Q4 2018

Mortgage Market Outlook Stable But Millions of Young People Risk Not Getting on Housing Ladder
12 February 2019

New IMLA report: ‘The New Normal: Prospects for 2019 and 2020’