Coronavirus Update – Physical Valuations Last updated – Wednesday 13 May

In light of the recent government announcement, we are expecting physical valuations in England will be able to resume shortly. We are working closely with our surveying firm, Connells to ensure that all physical valuations which have been on hold during lockdown, are booked in and completed at the earliest opportunity while ensuring social distancing takes place as much as possible during the valuation, for the safety of both vendors, owner-occupiers and surveyors. Please bear with us during this time while we work through the detail of this. There will be further updates provided to our coronavirus FAQs section in the coming days.

Skipton News

May 20 18

Real life stories: working from home during lockdown

Occasional working from home is normal for our network of Business Development Managers. So, wfh during lockdown shouldn’t be any different - right? Read more

Apr 20 20

Community Giving: HARP, Southend’s Homeless Charity

Our selection panel loved reading through all your brilliant nominations for Community Giving. It wasn't easy to select the 40 successful nominations because there were so many fantastic causes to choose from. Read more

Mar 20 27

Bank of England Base Rate Update

Updates on the changes we are making to our variable rate mortgages in response to the Bank of England base rate reduction which happened on the 19th March 2020. Read more

Mar 20 18

Mortgage payment holidays for our customers

Update on the recent government announcement about mortgage payment holidays due to the Coronavirus situation. Read more

Mar 20 10

Community Giving: Introducing three of our successful nominees

It’s now been a few months since the successful nominees were announced. Read how some of them plan to use their £1,000 Community Giving donation. Read more

Feb 20 20

Life after Help to Buy at Skipton

In our latest article, Simon Tipton, Intermediary Development Manager, talks about life after Help to Buy and what alternatives there are. Read more

Jan 20 29

Community Giving: Introducing the YMCA DownsLink Group

An insight into one of our successful Community Giving nominees. Read more

Dec 19 18

Jackie Didcock announces her retirement

After spending almost two decades working for Skipton, Jackie Didcock, Regional Manager for Skipton Intermediaries, will be retiring at the end of January. Read more

Dec 19 17

More support for you

By the start of 2020 there will be a total of five Telephone Business Development Managers (TBDMs) at the end of the phone to support you. Find out more about how they will strengthen our existing Broker Support team. Read more

Dec 19 13

Introducing our new Change of Property form

Find out more about our newly introduced Change of Property form. Read more

Nov 19 28

Broker Insights Event

This year we held our first ever Skipton Broker Insights event inviting brokers to find out more about who we are and what we are doing. Find out more about what we talked about.  Read more

Nov 19 11

The Voices of Mortgage Digitalisation

Alex Beavis, Head of Mortgage products give his thoughts on the hot topic of digitalisation in the mortgage industry. Read more

Oct 19 29

Non-Occupying Borrower applications - now available!

We now offer Non-Occupying Borrower mortgage applications. This change in policy is available on either purchase or remortgage applications. Read more

Oct 19 28

Joint borrower, sole proprietor

Introducing our new Joint Borrower, Sole Proprietor mortgage lending policy, providing an option which may be more affordable for your clients to get onto the property ladder. Read more

Oct 19 25

A new online portal for Skipton remortgage conveyancing service customers

We're excited to introduce a new online portal for our customers who have opted to use the Skipton remortgage conveyancing service. This lets users track the conveyancing part of their remortgage journey. Read more

Oct 19 15

Top Tips from New Lending

Our webinar will give you all the top tips for helping you submit your applications to help speed up the mortgage process for you and your client's. Read more

Aug 19 28

Updates to policy for mortgages greater than 90%

Find out about our changes to policy on mortgages with an LTV greater than 90%. Read more

Aug 19 06

Gifted Deposits

Read about our recent changes to our policy and process for accepting gifted deposits. Read more

Aug 19 05

Half Year Results - 2019

Take a look at our half year financial results for 2019 and download the full report. Read more

Jul 19 29

Self-employed contractors

Self employed contractors are a growing segment in the mortgage market and our new criteria means we could help you to cater for these clients. Find out more about how we could help. Read more

Jul 19 24

Buy to Let mortgages

We have years of experience helping landlords with their Buy to Let portfolios and we regularly review our criteria to help you meet the needs of your clients. Find out more about our latest criteria updates and what we offer, and read our guide to portfolio landlords. Read more

Jul 19 16

Shared Ownership

Shared Ownership is an affordable home ownership scheme which makes it easier for eligible buyers to get on the property ladder. Read more about the scheme and our range of Shared Ownership products. Read more

Jul 19 16

Shared Ownership: Success or failure

We have been offering Shared Ownership for on year, Alex Beavis, Head of Mortgage Products, comments on our entry into the Shared Ownership market. Read more

May 19 01

The wealth of Nations or Relations - how do we best help first time buyers?

Take a read of our first time buyer focused article by Alex Beavis, Head of Mortgage Products, commenting on how do we best help first time buyers. Read more

May 19 01

Help to Buy: 'The Harrogate problem'

A news article by Alex Beavis, Head of Mortgage Products, highlights the success of supporting first time buyers with the Help to Buy scheme ahead of the 2023 deadline. Read more

Dec 18 20

First Time Buyers

We're turning first time triers into first time buyers by being your new go-to mortgage provider for your clients looking to take their first step on the property ladder. Take a look at what we're doing and read our first time buyer guides. Read more

Dec 18 07

Help to Buy refinancing

We would like to help you explore the options available to your clients if they are in a Help to Buy equity scheme and are looking to refinance at the end of the five year interest-free government equity loan period. Read more in our guide and take a look at our refinancing calculator. Read more

Nov 18 22

New Build Mortgages

Your feedback has helped us shape how we approach New Build mortgages. Because of this, we've developed an innovative New Build proposition with you and your clients in mind. Read more about what we've been doing. Read more

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