House of Lords attacks lenders' age discriminating criteria

Mortgage lenders have come under attack by the House of Lords for discriminating against older borrowers by placing age restrictions on their homeloans.

Mortgages | 22 Oct 2014

Mortgage complaints rise 11% in Q2 - FOS

Mortgages were the third most complained about financial products in quarter two, from the period July to September, Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) data has shown.

Mortgages | 21 Oct 2014

Product launches of the week

A number of mortgage providers have refreshed their ranges this week.

Mortgages | 17 Oct 2014

Second-steppers need to find £58,000 to plug financial holes

Home owners need to find £58,000, up £15,000 year-on-year, to plug the gap between their current home’s value and the cost of their ideal second property.

Mortgages | 17 Oct 2014

BoE economist: Rates could stay lower without causing inflation spike

The Bank of England's chief economist has suggested interest rates could remain low for a protracted period without causing inflation to spike.

Investments | 17 Oct 2014
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Labour plans to block buy-to-let investors

Buy-to-let investors could be banned from purchasing new build homes if Labour win the election.

Mortgages | 16 Oct 2014

UK average house worth just over £200,000

The average price of a property in the UK has stabilised at £203,135, according to the latest Haart Housing Market Monitor.

Mortgages | 16 Oct 2014

House price consumer sentiment cools

Consumer confidence in the housing market has fallen to its lowest level in 12 months, according to the latest quarterly Halifax Housing Market Confidence Tracker.

Mortgages | 16 Oct 2014

Top tips: How to apply for a joint mortgage

Andrew Boast, conveyancing director at Share a Mortgage, gives his top tips for getting a mortgage with your friend, family member or unmarried partner.

Mortgages | 16 Oct 2014
Full-time IT positions down by nearly 10 per cent at London boroughs since 2012

London house prices up almost 20% in a year

House prices in the UK are up 11.7 per cent in the year to August 2014 with London prices surging almost 20 per cent in the past year, according to the latest official figures.

Mortgages | 15 Oct 2014

UK inflation tumbles to lowest level in five years

UK CPI inflation has fallen to its lowest level in five years, undershooting estimates as the impact of falling petrol prices dragged the headline level down to almost 1 per cent.

Investments | 14 Oct 2014

How to choose an estate agent

According to recent research two thirds of home movers have had issues with their estate agent. How do you pick the right one?

Mortgages | 13 Oct 2014

Product launches of the week

This week Lloyds Bank and Halifax are both offering 33 months of interest-free balance transfers on new credit cards.

Investments | 10 Oct 2014
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Scots abolish 'slab' Stamp Duty; Homes worth over £250k hit with 10% tax

Homebuyers in Scotland purchasing property worth over £250,000 will face a soaring tax bill from April next year as Stamp Duty is abolished in favour of a new levy called the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax.

Mortgages | 10 Oct 2014

Two thirds of movers had estate agent trouble

Nearly two thirds (60 per cent) of people who bought or sold a property in the last five years had an issue with their estate agent.

Mortgages | 10 Oct 2014

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