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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

‘Steady as she goes’ for housing market with price growth unchanged

House price growth in the year to June was 0.9 per cent according to the latest ...

10-year fixed mortgages hit record numbers

The number of 10-year fixed mortgage products on the market has reached a record...

Average first-time buyer age ‘remains unchanged for a generation’

The age the average Brit buys their first home has remained unchanged for three ...

‘Crunch time’ for property market as prices drop in July

Average house prices fell by 0.2 per cent in July according to the latest house ...

Empty nests a thing of the past

Getting the kids to move out of the family home is harder than ever before, acco...

‘Win a £2m home for a tenner’: are property raffles worth the bother?

The latest ‘win a house’ raffle is offering contestants the chance to own a ...

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

Mortgage lending slips as market uncertainty continues

Mortgage lending in June was down on both May’s total and the figure from June...

Remortgaging volumes surge as purchases hold steady

The number of remortgages completed in May grew sharply compared to the same mon...

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...

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