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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

The £43k property premium to get your kids into a top state school

Many parents will pay over the odds to live in the catchment area of a top perfo...

Housing costs have trebled in the last 50 years

Living standards continue to fall as Britain’s families spend a greater percen...

First paperless mortgage application launched by NatWest

NatWest is the first lender to offer a completely paperless mortgage, where borr...

Brits waste millions on unnecessary mortgage advice fees

UK home buyers are wasting a total of £370m a year on unnecessary ‘advice fee...

Estate agents fined for forming illegal cartel

The competition watchdog has fined six estate agents a total of £370,000 for fo...

Average asking price drops 1.2% in September

The usual autumn price bounce has so far failed to materialise, with a fall in t...

Buy To Let

Another blow for buy-to-let, as UK slips down European league table

The UK is now among the worst places in Europe to hold buy-to-let property.

Buy-to-let: what next for the hobbyist landlord?

Much has been written in recent weeks about the difficulties faced by profession...

UK house prices rose 1.1% in July

Average UK house prices rose 1.1% to £226,155 in July, bringing the year-on-yea...

First Direct halves product fees but reprices rates

First Direct has halved the booking and arrangement fees on its mortgage range, ...

House price boost in August

House prices were up in August on a monthly, annual and, for the first time sinc...

Purplebricks reported to ASA over viewings wording

Complaints about claims made on Purplebricks’ website have been ‘informally ...

Remortgage

It now costs more than £11k to move home

The average cost of moving home in the UK has risen by £628 over the past year ...

Equity release products triple as market heads for £3bn

The equity release market is expected to break the £3bn lending barrier this ye...

How to remortgage

When your mortgage deal comes to an end, you may want to shop around for a new p...

‘Mortgage prisoners’ in London hit hard

London’s ‘mortgage prisoners’, trapped on their lender’s Standard Variab...

Working until you drop: older generations retiring later

Good news for those who like their jobs; new government statistics reveal that w...

Lenders improve mortgage terms

Nationwide Building Society has chopped the rate on its two-year fix, which come...

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