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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

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Rightmove: house prices set for zero growth in 2019

Homes listed for sale in 2019 are predicted to have the same average asking pric...

More customers in long-term mortgage arrears than during financial crisis

There are more mortgage customers in long-term arrears than at the height of the...

FCA considers action against lenders whose customers may never recover from mortgage arrears

Some borrowers in mortgage arrears may never be able to recover from their posit...

Stamp duty giveaway overwhelmingly benefits first-time buyers in the South

The government’s cut to stamp duty for first-time buyers has mostly helped tho...

Online estate agent Emoov goes into administration

People selling their homes via online estate agent Emoov fear they could lose hu...

Buy To Let

Tenant deposits to be capped at five weeks’ rent

Landlords will only be able to charge renters a maximum of five weeks’ rent fo...

Help to Buy hits record completions in busiest quarter since launch

The government's Help to Buy scheme recorded its busiest quarter over the three ...

Real rents drop in six out of eight UK regions over the last decade

Real rents have fallen in six out of eight regions across the country over the l...

Second homes tax to be reviewed

Second homes tax rules are to be reviewed over fears a holiday accommodation loo...

Estate agents targeted in latest government crackdown

Estate agents turning a blind eye to property potentially bought with dirty mone...

One in three landlords raise rents but majority hold off for reliable tenants

A third of landlords have increased rents although two thirds say they are willi...

Remortgage

House price growth picks up in November

House prices edged up to 1.9% annually in November, Nationwide data has shown. ...

Stress tests show UK banks ‘prepared and strong enough’ to weather disorderly Brexit – BoE

Mark Carney may be predicting tough times in the event of a no deal Brexit, but ...

Credit card borrowing slows as economic fears grow

Consumers are reining in their spending as uncertainty mounts on the outlook for...

House prices rise as market shakes off Brexit uncertainty – Hometrack

House prices in Britain’s cities increased by 3.2% annually in October, as the...

Mortgage approvals up despite Brexit uncertainty

Banks and building societies lent £25.5bn worth of mortgages last month, 5.6% u...

How switching mortgage could save you £4,500 a year

More than two million mortgage borrowers sitting on standard variable rates (SVR...

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