Welcome to Mortgage Insights with Own New. A series of reflections from brokers, builders, lenders & buyers on the current new build mortgage market.

Episode 2 with Darlington Building Society


Eliot Darcy, CEO and Founder of Own New speaks to Tom Crossley and Chris Blewitt of Darlington Building Society discussing the challenges and opportunities across the UK’s new-build housing and mortgage market. Touching on many things including:

 The challenges of affordability and cost of living and the increasing dependence on family support for mortgage transactions

• The impact of consumer duty in prompting reflections and enhancements in product and service offerings

• The importance of collaboration and partnerships in driving innovation and addressing market challenges

Episode 1 with First Mortgage NE


Eliot Darcy, CEO and Founder of Own New speaks to Colin Gill and Graham Hickey of First Mortgage NE discussing the challenges and opportunities across the UK’s new-build housing and mortgage market. Touching on many things including:

• The gap left in the market by the termination of Help-to-Buy and what innovative products exist to fill it catering for different requirements

• Market challenges including decreasing affordability criteria and the cost of living crisis

• Positive changes in the mortgage market including demand rising 16% from 2016 – it is not all doom and gloom!