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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

Barclays ups income multiple for mortgage calculations

Barclays is raising its standard loan to income (LTI) multiple up to 4.49 across...

Watchdog rules against adviser offering 60% saving on stamp duty

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled against a financial advice c...

Persimmon pulls incentives if home buyers don’t use its mortgage broker

Persimmon has admitted it doesn’t allow home buyers access to its incentives i...

‘Desperate’ first-time buyers targeted by scammers

Fraudsters are developing new tactics to target first-time buyers’ (FTBs) depo...

Mortgages at most affordable level for 10 years

Homeowners now spend less than a third of their disposable income on mortgage pa...

Weak take-up for government’s new mortgage support scheme

With less than a month to go to the end of the Support for Mortgage Interest (SM...

Buy To Let

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...

Mortgage lending jumps 10% as buy to let takes a hit

Mortgage lending hit £69.1bn in the final three months of 2017, a 10% increase ...

Landlords bank £87,000 after selling in 2017

The average landlord who sold their rental property in 2017 gained £86,651 more...

The everyday scenarios where you could be hit with the stamp duty surcharge

You may think the 3% stamp duty surcharge is reserved for buy to let landlords a...

House price growth plunges to five-year low

House prices increased by 1.8% in February, the lowest rate of annual growth sin...

Prospective landlords: seven steps to get your property rent-ready

Letting out your property for the first time can be a daunting task and there ar...


Second-time buyers struggle to get their dream home

Many homeowners want to move but can't afford to do so without some financial he...

January remortgaging hit nine-year high

Remortgaging leapt 20% at the start of the year to hit a nine-year high while th...

Homeowners: should you move or improve?

More people than ever are choosing to improve their existing property instead of...

Two-year fixed mortgage rates at highest level since 2016

Mortgage rates on two-year fixed deals have leapt to their highest level since 2...

Theresa May unveils planning process overhaul

The government has unveiled a major overhaul of planning regulations today in a ...

First-time home sellers fear tough 2018 property market

One in three first-time home owners believe selling their property will be more ...

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