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Infographic - How to buy a house

Updated: 19th March 2015 - First Published: 24th March 2014 Find out how buying a house works, from making your offer to completion. This guide explains the mortgage & legal processes including where delays may arise. Read More...

Could you overpay your mortgage?

Updated: 30th January 2015 - First Published: 29th January 2014 Mortgage rates are continuing their run of being at historically low levels, and with governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney indicating that there’s no intention to raise base rate any time soon it means homeowners could continue to benefit. Read More...

How to increase your chances of a mortgage

Updated: 06th July 2015 - First Published: 20th January 2014 Finding that dream home is all well and good, but what if you can’t get a mortgage? Luckily it’s been a lot easier to get accepted recently with banks and building societies showing an increased willingness to lend. Read More...

The FTB guide to getting on the housing ladder

Updated: 02nd February 2015 - First Published: 20th January 2014 The current market is great for first-time buyers. Over the last few months there’s been a definite increase in the number of people getting on that first rung of the housing ladder, helped in no small part by Government incentives. Read More...

Help to Buy: Mortgage Guarantee

Updated: 17th March 2015 - First Published: 10th October 2013 Phase two of the Government’s Help to Buy scheme was officially launched in October 2013. This part of the scheme aims to help borrowers with at least a 5% deposit secure a 95% loan-to-value (LTV) mortgage. Read More...

Help to Buy: Equity Loan

Updated: 04th November 2014 - First Published: 09th October 2013 Phase one of the Government’s Help to Buy Scheme was launched in April 2013. This part of the scheme aims to help borrowers secure a 95% loan-to-value (LTV) mortgage on a new-build property. Read More...

Worried about how you will pay your mortgage?

Updated: 14th April 2015 - First Published: 20th August 2013 There are few things financially that can weigh so heavily on a mind, than worry about paying your mortgage. Worrying can be good for you; in that it can be the spark that ignites the fire of action. Read More...

Mortgage terminology – glossary and jargon buster

Updated: 03rd March 2014 - First Published: 15th August 2013 Baffled by mortgage terminology? Our glossary and jargon buster explains commonly used terms in the home buying and remortgaging process. Read More...

Why use a mortgage broker?

Updated: 28th May 2015 - First Published: 15th August 2013 An independent mortgage broker can really help you find the best deal. They do a whole lot more than simply find the cheapest mortgage. Read More...

What is a Standard Variable Rate?

Updated: 28th May 2015 - First Published: 15th August 2013 What is a Standard Variable Rate (SVR)? When will a lender raise it, when will they lower it? And what are the advantages and disadvantages of SVR mortgages? Read More...


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