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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

First-time buyer sector booms as re-mortgages fall

First-time buyers continued to drive the mortgage market over the summer months,...

Brexit fears cause first September drop in house prices for nearly a decade

The average asking price for houses in the UK has suffered is first September dr...

Who offers the best Help to Buy ISA rates?

Some of the top Help to Buy ISA deals are only available to local customers. Fin...

KPMG forecasts hit to house prices from no-deal Brexit

UK house prices could drop by 6.2 per cent in 2020 if a no-deal Brexit happens t...

Three months left to open a Help To Buy ISA

The government’s Help to Buy Isa, a savings product for first-time buyers, clo...

Government re-vamps shared ownership schemes

Shared homeowners will be able to increase their share of a property at lower in...

Buy To Let

Tenants warned to beware of rogue letting agents

London Trading Standards has issued a stark warning to tenants: understand your ...

‘Never-ending Brexit saga’ casting shadow over housing market ‒ RICS

Sales expectations have fallen in the residential housing market as ongoing unce...

Labour plans could force buy-to-let landlords to sell to tenants

Buy-to-let landlords could be forced to sell tenants their rented properties at ...

Landlords say lending criteria obstacle to benefit claimant rentals – RLA survey

Some 36 per cent of landlords have said the conditions imposed by lenders on the...

How to save £6,000 in mortgage interest payments

The average mortgage holder could save nearly £6,000 and reduce their mortgage ...

Digital broker Habito to start offering mortgages

Online mortgage broker Habito has launched its first ever mortgage products with...

Remortgage

Sainsbury’s to sell £1.4bn mortgage book – reports

Sainsbury’s Bank is taking advice on potentially selling its mortgage loan boo...

23,000 Tesco Bank mortgages to be transferred to Halifax: what customers need to know

Thousands of Tesco Bank customers will have their mortgage transferred to Lloyds...

One in six homeowners will still be paying off mortgage in retirement

One in six people think they’ll be over 65 by the time they pay off their mort...

Third of mortgage applicants denied deal: tips to improve your financial appeal

Lenders decline a third of mortgage applications as customers don’t meet the f...

‘Steady as she goes’ for housing market with price growth unchanged

House price growth in the year to June was 0.9 per cent according to the latest ...

10-year fixed mortgages hit record numbers

The number of 10-year fixed mortgage products on the market has reached a record...

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