Product launches of the week

Mortgages take center stage once more in this week's round-up of new products.

Investments | 22 Aug 2014
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First-time buyer sales hit seven-year high

First-time buyer sales rose to a seven-year high in July as 30,000 fledgling buyers climbed onto the bottom rung of the property ladder.

First Time Buyer | 22 Aug 2014

Co-op posts £76m loss as MMR affects mortgage sales

The Co-operative Bank has registered a pre-tax loss of £75.8m for the first six months of the year, its interim results have shown.

Mortgages | 22 Aug 2014

Buy-to-let: Is being a landlord worth the headache?

With rent rises making headlines, buy-to-let may look like a ripe opportunity. But is being a landlord worth the trouble? Your Money asked the experts.

Investments | 22 Aug 2014

Edinburgh least affordable British city for next-time buyers

The average price difference between a flat and a first house is 125 per cent in Edinburgh, making it one of the hardest places to scale the property ladder in the UK.

Mortgages | 21 Aug 2014

How to get a mortgage if you’re self-employed

Millions of Brits are now working for themselves, but the freedom of being your own boss could be a roadblock when it comes to securing a mortgage.

Mortgages | 21 Aug 2014
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Southern mortgage borrowers fear interest rate rise the most

Southern homeowners are more worried about an incoming rate rise and its effect on mortgage payments than borrowers in the North East, Wales or Scotland, said a survey.

Mortgages | 20 Aug 2014
The Bank of England

MPC minutes reveal two members voted for August rate hike

Two members of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee voted for a 25bps rate hike this month, latest minutes show - the first call for a hike in over three years.

Investments | 20 Aug 2014

Bank of Scotland unfairly double billed customers says judge

Bank of Scotland has been unfairly double billing customers who fell behind on their mortgages, a High Court judge in Belfast has ruled.

Mortgages | 20 Aug 2014

July asking prices fall but Rightmove remains upbeat

The price of property coming onto the market has taken its first dip this year, falling by 0.8 per cent in July according to the Right Move House Price Index.

Mortgages | 18 Aug 2014
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Top tips: How to get a mortgage post-MMR

Just half of aspiring homeowners are aware of Mortgage Market Review (MMR), according to TSB, but the new affordability rules could impact their ability to secure a mortgage.

Mortgages | 16 Aug 2014

Product launches of the week

NatWest, Leeds Building Society and Virgin Money have all refreshed their mortgage offerings this week.

Mortgages | 15 Aug 2014

Repossession figures spark fears over effects of rate rise

In the first half of the year 11,800 people had their homes repossessed in an environment of historically low interest rates, rising employment and increased bank forbearance.

Mortgages | 14 Aug 2014
Vincent Kompany holds aloft the Premier League Trophy courtesy of Stuart Grout

Proximity to Premier League grounds boosts house prices

Average house prices close to Premier League grounds have increased 129 per cent over the last decade, more than double the country-wide average of 55 per cent.

Mortgages | 14 Aug 2014
The Bank of England

Bank ‘won’t be pushed into raising interest sharply’ – David Miles

The Bank of England won’t be pressured into hiking the Base Rate quickly because inflation is likely to remain relatively low, according to economist David Miles.

Savings | 14 Aug 2014

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