Year: 2021

Industry Insight – Holiday Lets in 2022 – still a strong option

By Richard Steed / 24th September 2021 / Comments Off on Industry Insight – Holiday Lets in 2022 – still a strong option

by Jean Errington, Business Development Manager, Harpenden Building Society Download the article as a PDF – Holiday Lets in 2022 – still a strong option Holiday Lets in 2022 – still a strong option It’s possible to book an overseas holiday for 2022 but will you be able to go? Such uncertainty continues to fuel […]

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Industry Insight – Self Build….The choice is yours

By Richard Steed / 10th September 2021 / Comments Off on Industry Insight – Self Build….The choice is yours

by Graeme Aitken, Business Development Manager, Harpenden Building Society Download the article as a PDF – Self Build….The choice is yours Self-build, the choice is yours For recent generations ‘choice’ has become far more commonplace. Whether it’s a small everyday purchase or a big lifestyle acquisition, there are now numerous options. When it comes to […]

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Industry Insight – Sunny outlook for holiday let investors

By Richard Steed / 10th September 2021 / Comments Off on Industry Insight – Sunny outlook for holiday let investors

by Jacqui Turner, BDM Northern Region, Harpenden Building Society Download the article as a PDF – Sunny outlook for holiday let investors Sunny outlook for holiday let investors The summer of 2021 is proving to be a buoyant time for the UK holiday industry. Chances are you will have enjoyed a ‘staycation’ holiday yourself this […]

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Industry Insight – Holiday Lets – ‘School’s out for Summer’

By Richard Steed / 2nd August 2021 / Comments Off on Industry Insight – Holiday Lets – ‘School’s out for Summer’

by Jacqui Turner, BDM Northern Region, Harpenden Building Society Much to the relief of students, parents and teachers all across the country, the school holidays are here! Due to the ongoing travel restrictions however, families aren’t jetting off overseas as they might have done pre-Covid but opting to take time off in more traditional locations […]

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Industry Insight – Building your dream home

By Richard Steed / 2nd August 2021 / Comments Off on Industry Insight – Building your dream home

by Craig Middleton – Mortgage Sales and Distribution Manager, Harpenden Building Society As we navigate new ways of living through these Covid times, there’s lots for lenders, mortgage brokers and their customers to consider. We’re in a very different world compared to just a couple of years ago, so what’s changed when it comes to […]

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Harpenden upgrades holiday lets offering

By Richard Steed / 30th July 2021 / Comments Off on Harpenden upgrades holiday lets offering

Harpenden Building Society has launched revamped versions of its holiday let and 2nd home mortgages with the following, improved rates and higher LTVs: 2.99% – 2 year discount – ERC 3.49% – 2 year discount – No ERC Holiday Let – 75% REP / 70% IO + P&P 2nd Home – 80% REP/ 75% IO […]

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Harpenden launches improved self-build mortgage

By Richard Steed / 28th July 2021 / Comments Off on Harpenden launches improved self-build mortgage

Harpenden Building Society is offering a revamped version of its self-build mortgage product with the following, improved rates and key features: 3.69% – for loans £75,000 – £999,999 4.19% – for loans £1,000,000 – £2,000,000 Flexible construction types (valuer comments dependent) Self-build retention releases not linked to stages Independent self-build product We have seen increased […]

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Industry Insight – UK holidays – the popular option for summer 2021

By Richard Steed / 26th July 2021 / Comments Off on Industry Insight – UK holidays – the popular option for summer 2021

by Jean Errington, Business Development Manager, Harpenden Building Society Despite the general downward trend in global Covid-19 cases, many countries are still reporting a rise in numbers.* The ability to travel, as dictated by the UK government’s traffic light system, is therefore subject to severe restrictions and change at any time. As a result holidaying […]

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Harpenden wins ‘Best Local Building Society’ Award for 7th year

By Richard Steed / 14th July 2021 / Comments Off on Harpenden wins ‘Best Local Building Society’ Award for 7th year

July 14th, 2021: Harpenden Building Society has won the ‘Best Local Building Society’ category at the prestigious What Mortgage Awards for a 7th consecutive year. The Society, recognised during what has been an unprecedented, challenging period in time, has worked tirelessly to serve its communities and customers throughout the pandemic and rollout of Brexit, providing […]

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Industry Insight – Staycations here to stay

By Richard Steed / 11th June 2021 / Comments Off on Industry Insight – Staycations here to stay

by Jean Errington, Business Development Manager, Harpenden Building Society Life may be returning to some level of normality in the UK but with high levels of Covid infection still seen around the world, holiday options overseas remain limited. Such restrictions have boosted the popularity of the ‘staycation’ break, fuelling the holiday let market and the […]

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