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How will you repay your mortgage?

Updated: 27th August 2015 - First Published: 27th August 2015 You repay your mortgage diligently every month in the hope that you’ll comfortably pay it off by the time you retire. But are you confident that you’ll actually be able to achieve that? Read More...

NEWSFLASH: It’s £672/yr cheaper to buy than rent

Updated: 25th August 2015 - First Published: 24th August 2015 If you’re hoping to get on the housing ladder in the near future, we’ve got some great news – research from Halifax has revealed that it’s actually £672 cheaper per year to buy a home than to rent one! So, is it time to get in on the action? Read More...

First-time buyers are £2,000 better off

Updated: 11th August 2015 - First Published: 11th August 2015 Lending to first-time buyers almost became non-existent following the financial crisis, but research from Moneyfacts shows that the tide appears to be turning – not only is the number of deals on the rise, but rates have fallen substantially. Read More...

WARNING: The end of cheap mortgage deals is nigh

Updated: 06th August 2015 - First Published: 06th August 2015 We’ve been enjoying several months of record low mortgage rates, meaning borrowers have been able to benefit from the lowest repayments on record. But, it couldn’t last forever, and research from Moneyfacts suggests that the end is nigh. Read More...

Are house prices stabilising?

Updated: 05th August 2015 - First Published: 05th August 2015 Around this time last year, there were growing concerns that house price inflation was reaching unsustainable levels. Since then, however, things seem to have come off the boil, with price rises seeming far less extreme. So, are prices stabilising? Read More...

First-time buyers settle for second-best

Updated: 31st July 2015 - First Published: 31st July 2015 Buying a first home will be a dream come true for just about everyone, but it seems that many prospective buyers are willing to make significant sacrifices in order to make that dream a reality. Read More...

Borrowers get cash injection through remortgaging

Updated: 30th July 2015 - First Published: 30th July 2015 For some borrowers, remortgaging is a way to move down the loan-to-value (LTV) scale and benefit from lower rates, but research suggests that others are taking advantage of the competitive environment to go in the other direction. Read More...

MORTGAGE ALERT: Fixed deals cheaper than variable

Updated: 28th July 2015 - First Published: 28th July 2015 If you’re looking for a mortgage, you generally have one of two options – you can opt for the security of a fixed rate, or the lower cost of a variable deal. But does that still ring true? Perhaps not... Read More...

Could you cope with a mortgage rate rise?

Updated: 20th July 2015 - First Published: 20th July 2015 Last week, Governor of the Bank of England hinted that base rate could start rising around the turn of the year. This would inevitably lead to mortgage rates following suit, but the question is, could you cope with it? Read More...

Mortgage rates hit ANOTHER new record!

Updated: 09th July 2015 - First Published: 09th July 2015 It’s official – average mortgage rates have fallen even further! It’s a seriously good time to be a homebuyer at the moment (and arguably, an even better time to be a remortgagor), because it’s never been cheaper to finance that new home. Read More...


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