Phoebus Commentary

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Budget comment

Richard Pike, Phoebus Software sales and marketing director, says “At last the calls for stamp duty reform have been answered in today’s budget.

22 Nov 2017

Base Rate Increase

Richard Pike, Phoebus Software sales and marketing director, says “It may be the first rate rise in ten years, but the reality of the MPC’s decision today is that rates are back up to the same level they were in August 2016.

2 Nov 2017

Comment on UK Finance Gross Lending Estimate for September

Richard Pike, Phoebus Software sales and marketing director, says “It is hardly surprising, given the amount of news regarding a potential interest rate rise in November, that lending is continuing on its steady path.

25 Oct 2017

Strong Mortgage Lending in August

By Richard Pike, sales and marketing director at Phoebus Software Ltd “It seems that continued low interest rates coupled with the threat of a likely rate rise are fueling the market. Although there are reports of hesita...Read More

12 Oct 2017

UK Finance Gross Lending Estimate

Richard Pike, Phoebus Software sales and marketing director, says “The mortgage market continues to defy, with none of the seasonal slump we might have expected, especially with Brexit negotiations looking rocky. We might ha...Read More

26 Sep 2017

UK Finance latest figures

Richard Pike, Phoebus Software sales and marketing director, says “Despite the fact that the housing market is flat, the Bank of England is now obviously confident that the economy is on the right track

24 Aug 2017

UK Finance trends in lending for June

Richard Pike, Phoebus Software sales and marketing director, says “It appears that the government plans to get more first-time-buyers onto the property ladder are starting to bear fruit.

15 Aug 2017

Snap General Election Result

By Richard Pike, sales and marketing director, Phoebus Software Ltd “The election result shows again that nothing is certain in politics. What we needed was certainty through a majority, what we are left with is further ...Read More

9 Jun 2017

CML gross lending estimate for April

Richard Pike, Phoebus Software sales and marketing director, says “This is the second lowest figure for gross mortgage lending in 2017 to date.

25 May 2017

CML trends in lending for March

Richard Pike, Phoebus Software sales and marketing director, says “We would normally be looking at the mortgage lending figures with an eye on the future, what do the current trends indicate might happen in the coming months?...Read More

17 May 2017

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