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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

What to do if you missed the Help to Buy ISA deadline

If you’re a first-time buyer saving for a home, you can no longer open a Help ...

First-time buyers net £320m Help to Buy ISA bonuses

The popularity of the Help to Buy ISA is clear as statistics reveal almost 260,0...

London house prices on the rise again

The capital has been through a period of repricing, but average prices are back ...

Owning a property is still a pipe dream for many over 55s

Four out of five over 55s who currently rent their property say it is unlikely t...

Three days until the Help to Buy ISA deadline: who offers the best rates?

If you’re saving for a deposit for a house, you have until Saturday to open a ...

Conservative manifesto extends Right to Buy and standardises shared ownership

The Conservative Party election manifesto has set out a raft of housing policies...

Buy To Let

Tax checklist for selling your buy-to-let portfolio

Many buy-to-let property investors have suffered from the introduction of unfavo...

Property market rebounds as buy-to-let purchases slide

Mortgage lending grew by 4.6 per cent to £21.4bn year-on-year in September, dri...

Bad credit mortgages up 195 per cent in four years

The North West is home to the biggest rise in impaired credit mortgages sold ove...

Bank Base Rate more likely to fall than rise

The Bank of England's (BoE) next Base Rate change may see a cut in interest rate...

Mortgage lending falls in August

Is Brexit chaos starting to bite in the mortgage market?

Tenants warned to beware of rogue letting agents

London Trading Standards has issued a stark warning to tenants: understand your ...

Remortgage

The home improvements to boost your property’s value

If you want to sell, smart home improvements can increase your property's price ...

Lenders cut fees to entice mortgage borrowers

Lenders have lowered product fees and ramped up incentives to coax customers in ...

Sellers remain on sidelines as November sees ‘marginal’ house price growth

House prices grew by just 0.5 per cent in November, the latest house price index...

Santander profits dive 43% from mortgage competition and PPI

Santander’s UK business saw profits before tax fall to £785m for the nine mon...

Average time to sell a property hits three-year high of 12 weeks

The time to sell a home in the UK’s biggest cities has reached a three-year hi...

New rules to free ‘mortgage prisoners’ trapped on expensive deals

Thousands of people stuck on expensive mortgages will be able to switch to a che...

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