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Raising a deposit still a barrier for first-timers

Updated: 25th April 2017 - First Published: 25th April 2017 First-time buyers have it tough at the moment. Not only are suitable mortgage rates edging up, but raising that all-important deposit is still a significant challenge – so much so that many FTBs have missed out on their dream home. Read More...

Mind the mortgage rate gap

Updated: 24th April 2017 - First Published: 24th April 2017 Average mortgage rates as a whole have been falling fairly consistently in recent years, yet there’s starting to be a divide between lower and higher loan-to-values (LTVs). As a result, the gap between the two has expanded by 0.31% since October. Read More...

Mortgage rate war steps up with lowest ever rate

Updated: 21st April 2017 - First Published: 21st April 2017 Mortgage rates have been hovering at record low territory since last year, with providers still keen to compete and attract new borrowers - and today, Yorkshire Building Society has launched the lowest mortgage rate ever available. Read More...

Sharp rise in remortgaging activity

Updated: 20th April 2017 - First Published: 20th April 2017 Remortgaging activity has been surging ahead in recent months, driven by record low mortgage rates and house price rises, which have helped homeowners save huge amounts on repayments - so it’s little wonder that another report has revealed a boost. Read More...

Happy Mortgage Freedom Day!

Updated: 19th April 2017 - First Published: 19th April 2017 Research from Halifax shows that today, 19 April, is this year’s UK Mortgage Freedom Day – the day when new borrowers will have earned enough to pay off the annual cost of their mortgage. So, are you celebrating? Read More...

First-time buyer mortgage rates jump up 0.25%

Updated: 10th April 2017 - First Published: 10th April 2017 It looks as though the tide of continually falling mortgage rates could be turning, particularly for first-time buyers, with our latest research showing that the average rate at 95% loan-to-value (LTV) has risen by a whopping 0.25% since January. Read More...

Could Generation Rent turn into Generation Buy?

Updated: 05th April 2017 - First Published: 05th April 2017 It may be difficult for first-time buyers to take that first step, but that doesn’t mean they’re giving up hope – indeed, their homeownership ambitions remain heightened, which means today’s Generation Rent could be tomorrow’s Generation Buy. Read More...

Beat inflation by fixing your mortgage for 5 years

Updated: 03rd April 2017 - First Published: 03rd April 2017 As inflation starts to bite and the cost of everyday goods rises, many people are looking for ways to reduce their outgoings – fixing your mortgage rate for five years could be a great place to start, particularly as mortgage rates are falling. Read More...

Bank of Mum and Dad vital to first-time buyers

Updated: 29th March 2017 - First Published: 29th March 2017 It could be tough trying to get on the housing ladder. Being able to save a deposit and secure that vital first mortgage is the biggest hurdle, and it's little wonder that so many first-time buyers rely on the Bank of Mum and Dad to help. Read More...

On your SVR? You’re paying £2,600/year too much

Updated: 22nd March 2017 - First Published: 22nd March 2017 Many of those coming to the end of a fixed mortgage term revert to their lender’s SVR, and in doing so pay thousands of pounds too much - you could find far better rates, and lower repayments, by comparing mortgages instead. Read More...


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