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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...

Is your credit rating good enough for a mortgage?

Updated: 15th March 2017 - First Published: 15th March 2017 After years of saving for a deposit, months of hunting for the dream home and countless hours spent searching for the perfect mortgage, there is still one major hurdle to get over in the quest for homeownership - a good credit history. Read More...

Top 5 mortgages for first-time buyers

Updated: 14th March 2017 - First Published: 14th March 2017 Taking that first step on the housing ladder can be tricky, not least because of the deposit requirements, and that’s before we even get to choosing the right mortgage. We’re here to help, so read on for the top mortgages for first-time buyers... Read More...

Does a larger deposit always equal a better rate?

Updated: 13th March 2017 - First Published: 13th March 2017 Whether you’re trying to get on or move up the housing ladder, saving a suitable deposit is key. Indeed, moving down the loan-to-value (LTV) scale is often touted as the best way to secure a lower mortgage rate, yet it may not be that simple... Read More...

5-year mortgage rate rises – here’s how to beat it

Updated: 09th March 2017 - First Published: 09th March 2017 Years of mortgage rates falling to record lows means borrowers have never had it better, but unfortunately, the average five-year rate has risen for the first time in 18 months - so if you’re thinking of taking the plunge, you may want to be quick. Read More...

Motivation to remortgage hits 8-year high

Updated: 06th March 2017 - First Published: 06th March 2017 When you’re coming to the end of a fixed rate mortgage term, you can either choose to revert to your lender's SVR or remortgage to another fixed (or variable) rate deal. Our latest figures show that the latter is becoming increasingly worthwhile. Read More...

Bank of Gran and Grandad to the rescue for FTBs

Updated: 06th March 2017 - First Published: 06th March 2017 Getting onto the housing ladder is becoming increasingly difficult for would-be buyers. While many have turned to the Bank of Mum and Dad in years gone by, it seems that there’s a new financial institution in town: the Bank of Gran and Grandad. Read More...

Housing market confidence continues

Updated: 02nd March 2017 - First Published: 02nd March 2017 The vast majority of homeowners remain confident in the state of the house market, despite recent uncertainty following the Brexit vote, with positivity being the order of the day. Is it time to take advantage? Read More...

Calls to reform stamp duty to help first-timers

Updated: 02nd March 2017 - First Published: 02nd March 2017 We all know how difficult it can be to take that first step on the ladder, and there are calls for more to be done to help would-be buyers do just that, with rising house prices – and resulting stamp duty costs – making it a whole lot harder. Read More...

Poor credit scores impact homeownership dreams

Updated: 28th February 2017 - First Published: 28th February 2017 If you’re dreaming of buying your home, building up your deposit fund will probably be high on the list of priorities – but what about building your credit score? This is where a lot of would-be homeowners fall down. Read More...


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