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How much can I borrow for a mortgage?

Updated: 23rd January 2019 Before you start looking for that dream home, you need to know how much you're able to borrow in order to fund it. That way, you can search accordingly. Generally, how much you can borrow will depend on four things. Read More...

Should I fix my mortgage for five or 10 years?

Updated: 24th January 2019 Long-term mortgages are becoming increasingly popular, with many borrowers wanting repayment security for longer than the traditional two years. But what does it mean to take out a five or 10-year mortgage, and should you fix your rate for that long? Read More...

What are retirement interest-only mortgages?

Updated: 22nd January 2019 Retirement Interest Only mortgages are an alternative to equity release or downsizing if your mortgage has matured and you are unable to repay the capital. Find out more in this handy guide. Read More...

Mortgage tips for the over 70s

Updated: 18th January 2019 In today's world, where a growing number of people face the prospect of working well into their retirement years, it is hardly surprising that more people aged 70 and over are looking to secure mortgage deals. Find out more in this handy guide. Read More...

Why you should remortgage now

Updated: 11th January 2019 Motivation to remortgaging has already reached an 11-year high, with borrowers who are wary of potential economic uncertainty in 2019, find out why you should remortgage now. Read More...

Mortgage terminology – glossary and jargon buster

Updated: 11th December 2018 Baffled by mortgage terminology? Our glossary and jargon buster explains commonly used terms in the home buying and remortgaging process. Read More...

Help to Buy: Equity loan

Updated: 23rd January 2019 The Government’s Help to Buy Scheme was first launched in April 2013. It aims to help borrowers secure a 95% loan-to-value (LTV) mortgage on a new-build property. Read More...

Offset mortgages and compensation arrangements

Updated: 15th October 2018 It’s well documented that savings held in a UK bank or building society account are covered up to £85,000 by the FSCS, but what about savings offset against your mortgage? Read More...

What is a tracker mortgage?

Updated: 26th November 2018 Tracker mortgages are a type of variable rate mortgage. They’re different because they follow (or track) another rate, usually the Bank of England Base Rate. Read More...

What income can I use for a mortgage application?

Updated: 05th April 2018 An important part of any mortgage application is the affordability check – where the provider decides how much you can afford to borrow, and therefore what size mortgage you’ll be offered. Read More...


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