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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

Mortgage rates jump to near two-year high

Two-year mortgage rates have hit their highest level since July 2016, analysis h...

Mortgage lending becoming riskier and cheaper, Bank director warns

Mortgage lenders' increased risk-taking could be a cause for concern to the wide...

House price growth slows as London values fall

Annual house price growth dropped to 4.4% in February, down from 4.7% the month ...

A third of millennials unlikely to ever own their own home

One in three millennials could continue to rent for the rest of their lives whic...

First-time buyers and remortgaging drives mortgage market

First-time buyers and homeowner remortgaging are driving increased lending in th...

‘Mortgage Freedom Day’ comes earlier this year

Today marks 'Mortgage Freedom Day' – the day the average new borrower will hav...

Buy To Let

MPs call for property confiscation orders for rogue landlords

Vulnerable tenants need greater legal protection from revenge evictions and rent...

Record number of landlords remortgage for home improvements

A record number of landlords are remortgaging to make home improvements in order...

Government to ‘professionalise’ the estate agent industry

Housing Secretary Sajid Javid has announced measures will be introduced to profe...

Lettings plunge as prime London homeowners opt to sell after tax changes

Homeowners in wealthy areas of London are opting to sell rather than let out pro...

House purchases fall as remortgaging drives lending growth – UK Finance

Mortgage lending grew 4.9% in February to £19bn year-on-year, however this appe...

The surprising property price premium living near a brewery

Living close to a brewery could add a 15% premium to your property’s price tag...

Remortgage

The areas where homes earn more than their owners

One in five areas of the UK have seen average house prices increase by more than...

Housing market ‘directionless’ with annual price growth at 2.7%

House price growth dropped 0.1% in the quarter to March and house buying and sel...

Barclays launches ‘green’ mortgage

The lender has launched a new build mortgage with lower rates for energy efficie...

Is your home at risk of burglary?

We look at the types of properties targeted and what you can do to protect your ...

Two in five homeowners suffer from mortgage stress

Does getting a mortgage involve too much jargon and complexity?

Three-quarters of housing wealth in the UK is held by over-50s

There could be a rise in older homeowners downsizing to release equity in their ...

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