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Should I get a two or five-year fixed mortgage?

Updated: 04th February 2019 Fixed rate mortgages have the benefit of allowing borrowers to know exactly how much their repayments will be for the initial term chosen. The question is, how long do you want to fix your mortgage for? Read More...

Should I pick a long-term or short-term mortgage?

Updated: 01st February 2019 Should you be looking at a short-term or long-term mortgage? Moneyfacts gives you the benefits and drawbacks for those looking for a mortgage term of less than or more than the usual 25 years. Read More...

Can I get a mortgage as an older borrower?

Updated: 25th January 2019 For many years, older borrowers – those approaching retirement or already in retirement – struggled to find a mortgage when they wanted to move home or remortgage. That's changing. Read More...

How to pay off your mortgage early

Updated: 25th January 2019 Find out the best ways to pay off your mortgage early. Whether it’s shortening your term, overpaying or offsetting your savings we explain how you can get mortgage-free. Read More...

Is your credit rating good enough for a mortgage?

Updated: 25th January 2019 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...

How to choose an estate agent

Updated: 23rd January 2019 Here we look at practical ways to shortlist, negotiate with and manage estate agents, with the ultimate aim of ensuring you pick an agent that can get you the best sale price possible. Read More...

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...


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