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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

Boris Johnson considering switching stamp duty from buyer to seller

Boris Johnson has taken an interest in switching stamp duty payments from buyers...

Labour outlines plans to reform ‘broken’ leasehold system

Labour has unveiled leasehold reform proposals that would go further than curren...

Quitting smoking could speed up property purchase

Cash savings from giving up smoking could get you on the housing ladder in seven...

House price growth falls to four-month low

UK house prices grew by just 0.5 per cent year-on-year in June as political unce...

Sheffield buyers beware! It’s England’s gazumping hotspot

Find out where else in the country you need to be on your guard against better o...

Moneybox launches new market-leading Lifetime ISA

Financial app Moneybox has launched a cash Lifetime ISA paying a table topping i...

Buy To Let

Digital broker Habito to start offering mortgages

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

Hundreds of thousands of renters living in unsafe properties

Hundreds of thousands of tenants are living in hazardous homes in England becaus...

Buy-to-let mortgage choice at 12-year high

The number of buy-to-let (BTL) products available has hit its highest level sinc...

TSB cuts three & five-year mortgage rates

TSB Bank has cut rates across its three and five-year mortgages for purchases an...

Labour proposes tightening mortgage lending and end to the ‘buy-to-let frenzy’

The Labour Party has published a proposal for housing and land reform which reco...

Farewell to tenant fees as ban comes into force

Landlords and letting agents have been banned from charging tenant fees after th...

Remortgage

RBS offers to buy Tesco Bank’s mortgage book

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has reportedly tabled a bid for Tesco Bank’s mort...

High loan-to-value mortgage lending reaching pre-crisis highs

The Bank of England has highlighted that mortgage lending at higher loan to valu...

Home-movers drive mortgage market after a drop in remortgaging

First-time buyers and home mover mortgage lending rose in April, but there was a...

House prices rise 0.5% in May

House prices rose in May - with the average price edging up to £237,837, accord...

One in five use equity release to cover living expenses

One in five equity release customers take out loans to boost their day-to-day sp...

National Crime Agency targets London property in money laundering hunt

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has secured three ‘unexplained wealth orders...

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