First Time Buyer
Two-thirds of first-time buyers receive family help
When the lender asked those who had recently bought a home or planned to buy one in the next two years about their deposit, half said the so-called Bank of Mum and Dad was key.
For 28% of these buyers, financial support came in the form of a loan, while a further 22% benefited from a family gift.
Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks retail director Andrew Pearce said the research underlines the challenges first-time buyers face: “Many people can struggle to save a deposit and our survey highlights that a significant proportion turn to family and friends for financial support.”
A fifth of respondents took six months to a year to save for a deposit, while a quarter took one to two years. However, more than half of first-time buyers took two years or longer.
Those in the Midlands were most likely to receive help from their family, followed by London and the South East.