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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

First-time buyers stung by 20 per cent Help to Buy premium

First-time buyers in Yorkshire, the West Midlands and the North West are being f...

Annual house price growth levels at 1.1 per cent for September

The average price of a house increased by 1.1 per cent in September against the ...

House price growth below one per cent for tenth consecutive month

UK house price growth slowed to 0.2 per cent in September as the country’s pol...

Two-thirds of first-time buyers compromised on location

Two thirds of recent first-time buyers compromised on location to get on the pro...

Forecaster predicts end to UK ‘obsession’ with property prices

Meagre property price inflation in the medium term could bring to an end the nat...

Self-employed giving up on home ownership dream 

More than a million people who work for themselves do not believe they will ever...

Buy To Let

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 ...

‘Never-ending Brexit saga’ casting shadow over housing market ‒ RICS

Sales expectations have fallen in the residential housing market as ongoing unce...

Labour plans could force buy-to-let landlords to sell to tenants

Buy-to-let landlords could be forced to sell tenants their rented properties at ...

Landlords say lending criteria obstacle to benefit claimant rentals – RLA survey

Some 36 per cent of landlords have said the conditions imposed by lenders on the...

Remortgage

Sainsbury’s pulls out of mortgage market

Sainsbury’s Bank has stopped offering new mortgages, following in the footstep...

Is this the UK’s lowest ever equity release mortgage rate?

Older homeowners are increasingly taking out mortgages to unlock their housing w...

Sainsbury’s to sell £1.4bn mortgage book – reports

Sainsbury’s Bank is taking advice on potentially selling its mortgage loan boo...

23,000 Tesco Bank mortgages to be transferred to Halifax: what customers need to know

Thousands of Tesco Bank customers will have their mortgage transferred to Lloyds...

One in six homeowners will still be paying off mortgage in retirement

One in six people think they’ll be over 65 by the time they pay off their mort...

Third of mortgage applicants denied deal: tips to improve your financial appeal

Lenders decline a third of mortgage applications as customers don’t meet the f...

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