In brief

The Association of Home Information Pack Providers (AHIPPs) has revealed the industry remains committed to the future of Home Information Packs (HIP), with membership numbers on the increase.

Mike Ockenden, director-general of AHIPPs, said: “Membership is thriving and is a clear sign to doubters that the industry is still committed to the HIP and is continuing to take steps to prepare for the mandatory introduction next year.”

GEMHL launches 100

per cent range

GE Money Home Lending (GEMHL) has announced the launch of 100 per cent loan-to-value (LTV) on its First National product range.

Duncan Berry, director of mortgage sales at GEMHL, said: “We have seen a significant demand for 100 per cent lending in the marketplace. This will be a popular offer for eligible first-time buyers and existing homeowners, who continue to face an uphill battle in getting on to the property ladder.”

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