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Jul 31, 2020

Top tips for borrowers and househunters on furlough

How to prepare your finances if you're worried about redundancy when the furlough scheme e...
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Mar 25, 2020

UK lockdown: Practical tips if you were in the process of buying or selling a home

With the UK now in lockdown due to the threat of coronavirus, those looking to buy or sell...
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Mar 09, 2020

First-time buyer savings schemes dwindle: your options now

A number of schemes helping first-time buyers save for a deposit have been axed. But there...
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Aug 21, 2019

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 full criter...

More articles

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Jan 29, 2019

Flat or mansion: what would your budget get you?

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Jan 15, 2019

Everything you need to know about mortgage fees

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Oct 30, 2018

First-time buyers: how to reclaim stamp duty paid on shared ownership properties

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Oct 26, 2018

Do I have to take out a mortgage from my cash Lifetime ISA provider?

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Aug 01, 2018

Six bank statement mistakes that can ruin a mortgage application

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Mar 02, 2018

The benefits and drawbacks of opting for a longer mortgage term

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Dec 14, 2017

Struggling first-time buyers: could buy-to-let be the answer?

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Dec 07, 2017

Bank of Mum and Dad: how to help your children on the property ladder

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Nov 30, 2017

Help to Buy ISA transfer to Lifetime ISA: act sooner rather than later

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Nov 22, 2017

BUDGET 2017: Stamp duty slashed for first-time buyers

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Nov 15, 2017

Explained: the difference between gazumping and gazundering

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Aug 29, 2017

Discounted variable rate could be cheaper than fixed mortgage deal

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Aug 12, 2017

Parents warned over Bank of Mum and Dad tax risks

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Aug 08, 2017

Have you overpaid stamp duty? How you can reclaim the tax

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Jul 25, 2017

10 things you need to know about the leasehold consultation

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Jul 06, 2017

After 10 years of falling rates, will mortgages stay low?

News

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Nov 25, 2020

Only half of sales agreed in January will make stamp duty deadline

There will be a spike in housing demand in January as buyers attempt to meet the stamp dut...
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Nov 24, 2020

Stamp duty holiday pushes transactions to four-year high

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Nov 24, 2020

Blow to self-employed as NatWest stops lending to government grant recipients

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Nov 20, 2020

Stamp duty receipts jump by more than a quarter

Home movers flooding back to the market this summer have driven stamp duty receipts up by ...
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Nov 18, 2020

House prices rise 4.7% in September

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Nov 17, 2020

Mortgage fees at eight-year high as cashback incentives shrink

Coronavirus and your finances: what help can you get in the second lockdown?

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The savings accounts paying the most interest

If one of your jobs this month is to get your finances in order, moving your savings to a higher paying deal i...

Everything you need to know about being furloughed

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What will happen if rates change

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Having a baby and your finances: seven top tips

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Protecting family wealth: 10 tips for cutting inheritance tax

Inheritance tax - sometimes known as 'death tax' - can cause even more heartache for bereaved families. But th...

Travel insurance: Five tips to ensure a successful claim

Ahead of your summer holiday, it’s important to make sure you have the right level of travel cover or you co...

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