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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

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House prices in the UK increased by 6.7% in the year to November, taking the ave...

First-time buyers facing less competition for starter homes

First-time buyers are facing less competition for starter homes from buy-to-let ...

Average first-time buyer deposit doubles to £32,000

The average first-time buyer deposit has more than doubled over the past decade ...

Buy To Let

Rental price inflation slowed in 2016

UK rents rose by an average of 1.7% in December, according to HomeLet, which was...

Buy-to-let mortgages culled in December

The number of buy-to-let mortgage products has dropped by the largest amount sin...

Rents rocket to over half of take-home pay

Average monthly UK rents outside the capital have hit £750, according to a new ...

Expat and second home owners in Spain could be in line for compensation

Borrowers with mortgages in Spain - including expats and second home owners - ta...

Long-term fixed rates increasingly popular with buy-to-let borrowers

Fixed term buy-to-let mortgage products remain the most recommended by mortgage ...

Landlord matters more than location, say tenants

Getting the right landlord is more important to tenants than location, according...

Remortgage

House prices higher than pre-crunch peak in seven of 12 UK regions

House price inflation in the final quarter of 2016 showed a sharp divergence acr...

Equity release becoming a ‘lifeline’ for interest-only borrowers

New research has revealed a growing trend for interest-only borrowers to turn to...

How homeowners can save nearly £100 a month

Homeowners planning to take advantage of record low mortgage rates could save an...

What will happen to mortgage rates in 2017? 

Mortgage rates reached record lows in 2016, but will the trend continue this yea...

Housing market finishes on 6.5% growth in 2016 but slowdown predicted

House prices rose 6.5% year-on-year in the final three months of 2016, driving u...

New Year, new mortgage deals

The first week of 2017 has already seen a raft of new mortgage deals launched by...

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