Nationwide reacts to long-term fixing trend with 10-year deal

Nationwide has launched a 10-year fixed rate mortgage at 3.49% available up to 70% loan-to-value (LTV) for a fee of £999.

Mortgages | 29 Oct 2014

BLOG: Mortgage conundrum faced by the self-employed

There are now 4.6 million self-employed people living and working in the UK, this equates to 15 per cent of the UK's overall workforce or one in every seven workers.

Mortgages | 28 Oct 2014
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National house prices fell in September – Land Registry

National house prices fell by 0.2% in September, according to the latest Land Registry house price index.

Mortgages | 28 Oct 2014

Metro Bank cuts five-year fixes to boost mortgage growth

Metro Bank has cut rates across its five-year fixed rate mortgage range starting from 2.84% available up to 60% loan-to-value.

Mortgages | 28 Oct 2014
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VouchedFor hits review milestone

Having launched in 2011, the number of customer reviews of mortgage advisers and IFAs on has reached 15,000, across just over 3,000 advisers.

First Time Buyer | 27 Oct 2014

Product launch of the week: HSBC's sub-1% deal

HSBC launches sub-1% mortgage - a good deal or not?

Mortgages | 27 Oct 2014

First-time buyer sales climb 11% despite wider market slowdown

The number of first-time buyer UK house completions increased year-on-year in September, defying trends of a slowdown in the market.

Mortgages | 24 Oct 2014

Levelling of London house prices is 'necessary pitstop'

The slowdown of house price growth in prime central London, from 3.1% last quarter to 0.5% in Q3 this year is a 'necessary pitstop' for a sustainable market, said one estate agency firm.

Mortgages | 23 Oct 2014

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

Competition is heating up in the mortgage market, with a number of lenders cutting their rates.

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

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