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Find all the latest news, stories, insights and tips from Paragon Bank.



What does a surveyor do day to day? We caught up with our Regional Surveyor for South Wales, Jamie Picton-Turbervill, to see what an average day looks like in the busy world of buy-to-let mortgages.

Our latest landlord story features husband and wife team Sarah and Andrew Watt who have focused on high quality yet affordable homes with their HMO business.

Acquisitive landlords have helped drive an improvement in standards in privately rented property, with four in five upgrading each rental home they purchase.

Our Mortgages Managing Director, Richard Rowntree, discusses the findings of our Raising the standards of privately rented property​​​​​​​ report and how they challenge the rhetoric on renting.

Adrian Mason has built a 20-strong property portfolio over the past 18 years. Upgrading homes for capital growth is key to his strategy.

Paragon’s PRS Trends report provides insight on the private rented sector through analysis of survey responses provided by hundreds of landlords.  

We look at how the change in Capital Gains Tax allowance, coming in April 2023, affects buy-to-let landlords.

Our latest report examines how landlord investment has led to improvements in the standard of privately rented homes.

Our new report investigates who are the nation’s tenants, how they feel about renting and their ambitions to buy.

January 2023 marks the third anniversary of Richard Rowntree joining Paragon as Mortgages Managing Director. Here, he reflects on what has been an extraordinary time in the industry.

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