Buying Process


Borrowers urged to calculate true cost of mortgages

Mortgage deals with market-leading interest rates may be the more expensive option once fees are factored in, according to analysis by MoneySuperMarket.

Buying Process | 28 Jul 2014
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Overseas property market gets hotter

The strong pound is helping attract growing numbers of UK buyers to the overseas property market.

Buying Process | 15 Jul 2014

BLOG: Britain's homeowners - A nation of property experts?

A new breed of online estate agents may be able to help homeowners save thousands of pounds while also giving expert advice, argues Ben Grove.

Investments | 30 Jun 2014

Families facing 'housing affordability crisis'

More than 80 per cent of properties on sale in England are unaffordable for an average working family looking to buy their first home.

Buying Process | 25 Jun 2014

Mortgage lending remains stable following launch of tougher 'stress tests'

Mortgage lending held steady in the month following the introduction of tougher affordability criteria, figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders have shown.

Mortgages | 19 Jun 2014

Competition means one in five home buyers now pays above the asking price

The number of home buyers paying above the asking price to secure a property has nearly tripled in nine months.

Buying Process | 19 Jun 2014
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Osborne to give Bank of England powers to cap mortgage loans

George Osborne is to give the Bank of England new powers to cap the size of mortgage loans compared to family incomes and house values in a bid to cool the housing market.

Mortgages | 12 Jun 2014

86% of mortgage borrowers dissatisfied with their lender

Just 14% of UK mortgage borrowers described themselves as 'satisfied’ with their mortgage lender, according to a YouGov survey.

Buying Process | 05 Jun 2014

RBS introduces income multiple cap on large mortgages

RBS is to follow Lloyds Bank by introducing a four times loan-to-income cap and maximum term of 30 years for all mortgage loans worth more than £500,000.

Mortgages | 04 Jun 2014

Help to Buy: Mortgage guarantee figures allay bubble fears

Just a fraction of first time buyers have used the Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme, allaying fears the initiative is contributing to soaring house prices.

Buying Process | 04 Jun 2014

Most Help to Buy loans go to first-time buyers

More than 80 per cent of Help to Buy mortgage guarantee loans went to first-time buyers in the scheme's first six months, official figures have shown.

First Time Buyer | 29 May 2014

Revealed: The UK’s biggest mortgage lenders of 2013

Find out which banks and building societies lent the most to home buyers last year.

Mortgages | 28 May 2014

First-time buyers drive London housing market

The number of first-time buyers taking out loans in Greater London increased by 29 per cent year-on-year, according to data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML).

Buying Process | 28 May 2014

Two-thirds of holiday home owners paid for property with cash

Two-thirds of holiday home owners avoided a mortgage by buying their property with cash, according to research.

Buying Process | 28 May 2014
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Lloyds caps mortgage lending to combat raging London market

Lloyds Banking Group is to limit lending to four times income for mortgages over £500,000 in a bid to combat the capital's swiftly rising property price inflation.

Mortgages | 21 May 2014

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