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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

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Mortgage fees reach highest level in five years

Mortgage fees have increased by £15 since August to stand at £1,005, the highe...

Phil Spencer: ‘Councils add needless delays and expense to homebuying process’

Property guru Phil Spencer has criticised some councils for breaching property s...

Estate agents slammed for pressuring buyers to use in-house services

The Home Owners Alliance (HOA) has slammed estate agents for continuing to press...

E.ON and BNP Paribas to develop ‘green mortgages’

Energy provider E.ON has teamed up with banking giant BNP Paribas to develop and...

Buy To Let

House price growth edges down as flat market dampens activity

House prices in the UK grew by 3.2% in the year to August, edging down from 3.4%...

NatWest tells landlord to evict tenant on benefits or pay £2.5k

State-backed lender NatWest told one of its landlord customers to throw out a vu...

More landlords will now need a licence

From today, an extra 160,000 houses in multiple occupation (HMO) will have to be...

Japanese knotweed costs UK properties £20bn

Japanese knotweed has wiped an estimated £20bn off the current value of the pro...

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Today’s mortgage market is full of products catering to a varied range of circ...

Borrowers could save £25,000 over 10 years by fixing their mortgage rate

Borrowers on their lender’s Standard Variable Rate (SVR) could save tens of th...

Remortgage

Halifax mortgage customers to get compensation

Current and former Halifax mortgage customers are due to receive redress after t...

The oversight costing homeowners £4,000 a year

As many as one in three homeowners in the UK don’t know what mortgage rate the...

New mortgage switching site could save you thousands

A mortgage switching platform, which alerts users the moment it pays to switch t...

Mortgage rates up from record lows a year ago

After two base rate rises in a year, the days of record low mortgage rates are f...

Liverpool sees highest city property price inflation at 7.5% growth

The home of the Beatles, Liverpool, is outstripping any other city with property...

Stamp duty cuts not enough to help over-65s downsize

Older homeowners are often attached to their home or neighbourhood, and can't fi...

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