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Introduction

shutterstock_233484754Your home is your castle. Whether you’re taking your first step onto the property ladder (first-time buyer), looking to rent out your investment property (buy-to-let) or just curious about the buying process, we have the insight and information you need to make the most of your mortgage. Check out our remortgaging section if you're looking to remortgage your home.

First Time Buyer

City house price growth slowing

House price growth in UK cities is slowing down, matching the national trend.

First-time buyer activity strong across UK but London market cools

First time buyer activity increased year-on-year in every UK country except Engl...

Housing transactions fall in April

Residential property transactions fell 3.2% between March and April, according t...

More pain for first-time buyers as Help to Buy ISA rates plunge

The government’s Help to Buy ISA scheme has proved popular with first-time buy...

Asking prices hit new record high

Average property asking prices have risen for five months in a row, hitting a ne...

Tesco Bank launches sub 1% tracker mortgage

Tesco Bank has become the latest lender to cut mortgage rates, offering the lowe...

Buy To Let

Renting cheaper than buying in half of British cities

Across Britain, renters pay an average of £47 less per month than buyers servic...

Stamp duty surcharge leads to slowdown in buy-to-let activity

The value of buy-to-let lending has dropped by 60% since the Stamp Duty surcharg...

The best and worst university cities for buy-to-let landlords

Landlords with properties near the country’s top ten performing universities c...

Landlords set to slash spending on property as tax burden increases

Landlords spend £3,600 a year on each property but the amount they pump into th...

The UK housing market is subdued but stable

Momentum is continuing to ebb in the UK housing market as sales dip slightly and...

Is your football team top of the property fantasy league table?

One Northern town leads the Premier League in terms of house price growth - but ...

Remortgage

Is it time to whittle away your mortgage?

With paltry savings rates on the market and rising inflation, is now the best ti...

One million UK households struggle to pay mortgage

A total of 1.4 million households are struggling to pay their mortgage but more ...

Mortgage arrears and home repossessions fall again

Arrears and possessions continued to fall in the first quarter of 2017, accordin...

Record low mortgage rates: is it worth paying a penalty to get out of a fix early?

With record low mortgage rates currently on offer, borrowers stuck in a lengthy ...

House prices down on last quarter, says Halifax

House prices fell by 0.2% in the three months to April, the first quarterly fall...

HSBC launches lowest-ever five-year mortgage rate

HSBC has launched the lowest fixed-rate on the market at 1.69% available up to 6...

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