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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

June marks six consecutive months of house price increases

Despite the ongoing political uncertainty newly-marketed property prices rose by...

Nearly 300,000 savers sign up for Lifetime ISAs despite strict rules

Nearly 300,000 people have opened a Lifetime ISA (LISA) since the product launch...

Bank of Mum and Dad to lend more than £6bn in 2019

The ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ will lend a total of £6.3bn this year, making it ...

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

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

Almost all leaseholders regret their purchase

A whopping 94 per cent of homeowners who bought a property on a leasehold basis ...

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...

Buy To Let

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...

House price growth stagnates for sixth consecutive month

Annual house price growth slowed to 0.6 per cent in May - marking the sixth cons...

Santander cuts rates across two & five-year mortgages

Santander Mortgages is offering £1,000 cashback with its three-year first-time ...

Remortgage

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...

Peer-to-peer provider Lendy enters administration

Beleaguered peer-to-peer (P2P) lender Lendy went onto administration on Friday a...

FCA research: Consumers ‘not always aware of consequences’ of execution-only mortgage purchases

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published research which shows consume...

House prices rise over the year as London records lowest annual growth

UK house prices rose over the year to March, with London recording the lowest an...

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