Year: 2021

Exploring the challenges faced by self-employed mortgage applicants after the pandemic

By Richard Steed / 12th May 2021 / Comments Off on Exploring the challenges faced by self-employed mortgage applicants after the pandemic

According to the Office for National Statistics, there were more than 5 million self-employed people in the UK by the end of 2019. This represented 15.3% of total UK employment – a notable increase from 3.2 million in 2000. Then came the coronavirus. While it is likely the rates of self-employment would have continued to […]

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Harpenden Building Society criteria provided by Mortgage Brain

By Richard Steed / 10th May 2021 / Comments Off on Harpenden Building Society criteria provided by Mortgage Brain

Mortgage technology expert Mortgage Brain has extended its partnership with Harpenden Building Society, taking on the provision of our criteria pages on our intermediary-facing website. The pages break down our lending criteria for both our residential and buy-to-let product ranges, and includes dozens of different criteria, ranging from the age of the borrower at application […]

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Industry Insight – Summer 2021 – what are your holiday plans?

By Richard Steed / 5th May 2021 / Comments Off on Industry Insight – Summer 2021 – what are your holiday plans?

by Jean Errington, Business Development Manager, Harpenden Building Society Download the article as a PDF – Summer 2021 – what are your holiday plans? UK Holiday Lets remain popular providing opportunities for mortgage brokers. So have you booked your summer holiday yet? With a sense of relief, UK holiday restrictions are beginning to lift (from […]

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Our Annual General Meeting (AGM), Friday 23rd April

By Richard Steed / 26th April 2021 / Comments Off on Our Annual General Meeting (AGM), Friday 23rd April

Harpenden Building Society has held its sixty-eighth AGM at 1:30pm on Friday April 23rd 2021. This years’ meeting has been held virtually online at our head office in Harpenden. Due to the current UK Government restrictions on public gatherings and to protect the health and safety of our members, the only attendees in person were […]

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Industry Insight – Home working – is it here to stay?

By Richard Steed / 8th April 2021 / Comments Off on Industry Insight – Home working – is it here to stay?

by Craig Middleton – Mortgage Sales and Distribution Manager, Harpenden Building Society Download the article as a PDF – Home working – is it here to stay? Dedicated home offices become part of the new norm Working from home every day may now seem normal to many. The early days of using the kitchen or […]

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Industry Insight – Holiday Lets – hot property for Summer 2021

By Richard Steed / 29th March 2021 / Comments Off on Industry Insight – Holiday Lets – hot property for Summer 2021

by Jean Errington, Business Development Manager, Harpenden Building Society Download the article as a PDF – Holiday Lets – hot property for Summer 2021 As we look ahead to the summer with the hope of reduced pandemic restrictions, Holiday Lets continue to provide a profitable income stream for owners as ‘staycation’ business booms. Although UK […]

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Harpenden – in conversation with Knight Frank….

By Richard Steed / 22nd March 2021 / Comments Off on Harpenden – in conversation with Knight Frank….

Evolving priorities for HNWs Despite widespread concern about a crash in the property market, research suggests house prices around the world have risen throughout the pandemic. According to research from Knight Frank’s Wealth Report, Auckland took the lead with an 18% upswing in property prices, while in the UK, Oxford and the home counties experienced […]

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Message to our Members – Tax Year End

By Richard Steed / 17th March 2021 / Comments Off on Message to our Members – Tax Year End

An important message to our Members With the tax year end approaching, please note that for any payments made into your ISA to be included in the 2020/21 Tax Year (and utilising the 2020/21 tax year allowance), they must be received by us by 3pm on Thursday, 1 April 2021. You can view of full […]

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Industry Insight – 2021: Another year of the staycation summer?

By Richard Steed / 12th March 2021 / Comments Off on Industry Insight – 2021: Another year of the staycation summer?

by Jean Errington, Business Development Manager, Harpenden Building Society Download the article as a PDF – 2021: Another year of the staycation summer? It seems like yesterday we were discussing last year’s burgeoning holiday lets market and now we’re experiencing the same trends for 2021. Deterred by the thought of quarantine hotels, country restrictions and […]

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Trinity Community Project receives funding to help combat Covid-19 challenges

By Richard Steed / 9th March 2021 / Comments Off on Trinity Community Project receives funding to help combat Covid-19 challenges

Trinity Community Project, a St Albans based charity offering day services and opportunities to people experiencing mental health issues, or living with a learning disability, has received a grant from Harpenden Building Society to help fund its ongoing community work. The charity encourages its members to participate in a range of social activities run from […]

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