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  • Blog - That was the year that was

    30 December 2016

    Blog - That was the year that was Many things have marked the 16th year of this century as a bit of a game changer. Unexpected outcomes - such as Brexit and Donald Trump - have rocked nations; while closer to home, industry rules such as the Mortgage Credit Directive have changed how the housing sector operates. And on a personal level, the recent launch of Masthaven bank is a major milestone for me.
  • Blog - Why small can still have a big impact

    21 December 2016

    Blog - Why small can still have a big impact

    This week I heard about a truly global housing partnership: a Chinese construction firm has joined forces with a UK housing association to deliver 25,000 pre-fab homes built by a Spanish design team.  The £2.5bn deal aims to “transform” the UK’s housing needs.

  • 20 December 2016

    Masthaven Raises Interest Rate On Its Three Year Fixed Rate Bond

    Masthaven, the new challenger bank, has increased the interest rate on its 3 year Fixed Rate Bond - from 1.61 % to 1.67% (annual) and 1.66% (monthly). The new rate is effective from 20th December 2016.

  • 16 December 2016

    New Bank Masthaven Completes First Second Charge Mortgage

    Masthaven – the new challenger bank – has now completed its first second charge mortgage, working with CSCLoans.  In this instance it provided a £341,000 loan at ‘the best rate on the market’ according to CSCLoans, to a self-employed couple who hadn’t taken a dividend or salary in year one as they reinvested in the business.

  • 14 December 2016

    Life's Planners Avoid Deadlines To Focus On Goals

    New research from Masthaven – the new challenger bank – suggests modern life is unstructured and our life plans aren’t fixed within set timeframes. The survey of 2,000 UK adults found only a small proportion of people have clear life plans, with just 6% of Brits saying they have a definite set of things they want to achieve in life by a certain time.

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