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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

House price growth hits six-year low

UK annual house price growth slowed in February, hitting its lowest level since ...

Rise in asking prices ‘fueled by relief at Brexit delay’

The average asking price increased by almost £3,500 this month, according to fi...

Brexit to blame for creaking housing market

The ongoing uncertainty from Brexit is continuing to subdue the housing market, ...

One in four homebuyers regret compromising on location

One in four people who compromised on location when buying their home say they r...

First-time buyers need a decade to save a deposit

The time it takes a first time buyer in England and Wales to save a deposit has ...

House prices fall back in March after surprise February gain

House prices across the UK fell 1.6% in March, as Brexit uncertainty took its to...

Buy To Let

Short-notice evictions to be banned in England

Landlords will not be able to evict tenants at short notice without good reason,...

Rents rise as landlords look to sell up

The average rent in the UK was 0.4 per cent higher in February than last year, a...

‘Rogue’ private landlords must stop exploiting students, says universities minister

Landlords who fail to meet standards for student accommodation must face justice...

Landlords face postcode lottery for licenses

Landlord licences range from £55 to £1,150, showing the scale of the postcode ...

TSB raises maximum mortgage loan size & launches fixed rates

TSB has doubled its maximum loan size on selected products and introduced a rang...

First time buyers take over from buy to let

First time buyers are driving the housing market, according to new lending stati...

Remortgage

Half of UK land in the hands of just 1%

The aristocracy and gentry still own around 30% of England, according to a new b...

Half of homebuyers would consider 40-year mortgage to reduce costs

A longer mortgage term will cut monthly repayments, but homeowners will pay more...

Would you let an auto-switching service choose your mortgage?

When it comes to finding the best energy deal, the new automatic switching servi...

Today is mortgage freedom day, but Brent residents need to wait until August

Today is ‘Mortgage Freedom’ day, the day when the average borrower has earne...

Nationwide launches later life lending products for older borrowers

Nationwide Building Society has launched a range of later life mortgage products...

Regulator unveils plans to help mortgage prisoners

The city regulator has put forward new rules to help tens of thousands of mortga...

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