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Building societies winning the mortgage rate war

Updated: 23rd January 2017 - First Published: 23rd January 2017 Competition is fierce in the mortgage market, and borrowers may assume that the rates from banks will be significantly lower than those elsewhere. However, things aren’t as they seem, as building societies are the winners of the mortgage rate war. Read More...

Homemover numbers fall for first time since 2011

Updated: 20th January 2017 - First Published: 20th January 2017 The mortgage market enjoyed a record year in 2016, so it may come as a surprise to hear that the number of people moving home has fallen for the first time in five years, with fewer apparently taking advantage of the market. Read More...

2016: the best year for remortgaging since 2009

Updated: 19th January 2017 - First Published: 19th January 2017 Remortgaging has certainly seen a surge in activity of late, helped in no small part by the dramatic drop in mortgage rates over the last year, so much so that 2016 as a whole proved to be the best year for the sector since 2009. Read More...

Homeowners underestimate remortgaging savings

Updated: 12th January 2017 - First Published: 12th January 2017 Remortgaging has been enjoying a surge in popularity in recent months, and considering how much you could save, it’s a no-brainer! Unfortunately, many fail to realise the extent of potential savings, which could mean too few make the switch. Read More...

Mortgage rates at fresh lows – but it may not last

Updated: 12th January 2017 - First Published: 12th January 2017 Average fixed mortgage rates continued to fall this month, however much of this could be a technical adjustment rather than an indication of ongoing rate cuts – which means it may be worth switching to a new fixed rate deal sooner rather than later. Read More...

10-year fixed mortgage market flourishes

Updated: 11th January 2017 - First Published: 10th January 2017 Given upcoming negotiations on the UK’s relationship with the EU, we are expected to have some uncertain times ahead. As a result, many borrowers will be seeking long-term mortgage repayment security, and happily, the 10-year market is flourishing. Read More...

The true cost of downsizing

Updated: 11th January 2017 - First Published: 06th January 2017 Downsizing may be a way to free up cash once the kids have flown the nest, but it’s easy to forget that it still costs a fair amount to pull off – an average of £17,843, in fact. Read More...

Demand for 95% LTV mortgages remains strong

Updated: 11th January 2017 - First Published: 05th January 2017 The Help to Buy Mortgage Guarantee scheme may have come to an end last week, but that doesn’t mean demand for high loan-to-value (LTV) mortgages is going to disappear anytime soon. Read More...

House price growth expected to slow

Updated: 28th December 2016 - First Published: 28th December 2016 UK house prices will continue to rise in 2017 but at a much slower rate. Read More...

The end of low mortgage rates?

Updated: 15th December 2016 - First Published: 15th December 2016 Base rate may still be at a record low of 0.25% and mortgage rates at equally as low levels, but are the days of cut-price mortgages coming to an end? Unfortunately, it looks as though this could be the case... Read More...


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