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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

It’s cheaper to buy a home than rent one across the UK

Average rent is more than the average mortgage repayment in nearly every region,...

Mutual launches new mortgage for divorcees

Loughborough Building Society has launched a deal aimed at those going through a...

Britain moving to a German housing model

More than two thirds of UK renters have no plans to buy a property, an indicati...

UK house prices hit record high

Average UK asking prices jumped in June to a new record high for the third month...

Nottingham Building Society to become second cash Lifetime ISA provider

The Nottingham Building Society is set to launch a cash Lifetime ISA product, ma...

Leasehold homeowners trapped in unsellable homes

Many new-build leasehold homeowners in England have been trapped paying ground r...

Buy To Let

Buy to let more profitable than two years ago

Lower mortgage rates mean landlords are banking higher profits today compared to...

UK annual house price growth slips to 3.9%

House prices have risen by 1.2% since March 2018, but annual price growth fell t...

House prices dip again in May

House prices fell for the third time in four months in May, according to data fr...

Sainsbury’s Bank expands mortgage range to accidental landlords

Retailer Sainsbury’s Bank is launching into buy-to-let lending with a range of...

Double-digit drop in remortgagors and buy-to-let buyers in March

Fewer borrowers chose to switch their mortgage while the number of landlords buy...

Landlords can make £162,000 profit per property

They may have faced increased costs and taxes over the last few years, but landl...

Remortgage

More than a million last-time buyers struggle to downsize

Last-time buyers are struggling to find homes to move to, as the potential finan...

Interest rates held at 0.5% but borrowers braced for August hike

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted by a majority of 6 to 3 to maintain th...

Two-year tracker rates at lowest since November

The average two-year tracker rate fell for the third month in a row in June to 1...

TSB product transfer mortgage service delayed by IT issues

TSB is still not able to offer its customers mortgage product transfers after pu...

Living near a supermarket could add £21,500 to your house price

Living near a supermarket can push up your property’s value by £21,500, but i...

Remortgagors turn to five-year deals

April saw a sharp jump in demand for five-year fixed rate remortgage deals, with...

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