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10-yr fixed mortgage rates starting to rise

20th February 2018 Given ongoing speculation of base rate rises, many will be looking to fix their mortgage repayments for as long as possible. The 10-year rate, which saw a record low average of 2.96% at the start of February, is now unfortunately starting to rise. Read More...

Renters £27,000 worse off

19th February 2018 Renters are £27,000 worse off than first-time buyers, according to Halifax. The average monthly rent in December 2017 stood at £754, while the average cost of buying a similar three-bed property, including mortgage payments, stood at £679. Read More...

Remortgaging motivation reaches post-crisis high

15th February 2018 With November’s base rate increase seeing most lenders raise rates by 0.25% or more, borrowers’ motivation to remortgage to a more secure deal has reached its highest level since the financial crisis, LMS’ Remortgage Report reveals. Read More...

First-time buyer mortgage rates still falling

14th February 2018 As mortgage rates had already started to rise before the base rate increase was announced last November, you might think they’d still be climbing now, especially given ongoing speculation about further base rate rises. Read More...

Highest number of first-time buyers since 2006

13th February 2018 Rising house prices don’t seem to have deterred first-time buyers, as UK Finance’s latest figures reveal that 2017 saw the highest number of FTBs since 2006, with 365,000 people taking that first step onto the property ladder. Read More...

Tracker rate mortgage availability at 9yr low

12th February 2018 With most tracker rate mortgages following the Bank of England base rate, it may not be surprising that the average rate on these mortgages has increased since base rate rose last November. However, availability has also been negatively impacted. Read More...

Building societies winning the mortgage battle

05th February 2018 A battle has been raging between the big banks and building societies – a battle for borrowers’ business. Today’s figures show that this competition remains active despite the recent base rate rise, and that building societies are winning. Read More...

Headline mortgage rates misleading borrowers

02nd February 2018 The mortgages with the lowest rates are not always the cheapest overall, research has revealed, as low-rate mortgages could be costing borrowers thousands of pounds more than deals with higher headline rates. Read More...

House price growth accelerated in January

01st February 2018 Against expectations, house price growth picked up last month, Nationwide’s latest house price index has revealed. Specifically, annual growth increased from 2.6% in December to 3.2% in January. Read More...

FCA urges interest-only action

30th January 2018 Nearly one in five customers have an interest-only mortgage. A review by the FCA shows that many of these borrowers have not yet talked to their lender to form a repayment plan, leaving them at risk of losing their homes. Read More...


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