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Two-year mortgage rate at 21-month high

23rd April 2018 After years of falling mortgage rates, many could be forgiven for getting used to record low repayments. Unfortunately, it looks as though this era is now at an end, as the average two-year mortgage rate has hit its highest level since July 2016. Read More...

Home purchases see highest February since 2007

17th April 2018 Homeowner purchases reached an impressive 50,000 this February, marking the highest level recorded for that month since 2007. UK Finance’s mortgage statistics also show that February saw a welcome uplift in activity compared to a year previously. Read More...

Mortgage Freedom Day has come early

16th April 2018 Today is Mortgage Freedom Day, the day on which the average Brit has earned enough to pay off the annual cost of their mortgage. Homeowners will be happy to hear that it has come three days earlier than last year. Read More...

Higher-LTV mortgage rates still decreasing

12th April 2018 Despite mortgage rates seeing a rise as the base rate is expected to increase next month, the Bank of England’s Credit Conditions Review shows that it’s not all doom and gloom for borrowers. Higher loan-to-value mortgage rates are still going down. Read More...

Two-year fixed mortgage rate at 19-month high

09th April 2018 With the base rate – and thus most mortgage rates – due to rise next month, providers are getting ready. As a result, the average two-year fixed mortgage rate has risen for the second month in a row to reach its highest point since September 2016. Read More...

41% stressed by mortgage process

05th April 2018 Two in five homeowners (41%) find the mortgage experience stressful, research from Trussle has revealed. Aside from the potential health risks, this mental strain could result in higher mortgage costs. Read More...

Second steppers’ significant sacrifices

19th March 2018 New research reveals that those looking to move are sacrificing a lot in their struggle to be able to afford their dream home. This is hardly surprising, as the average cost of the next property after being a first-time buyer sits at £370,539. Read More...

Number of remortgagors at nine-year high

14th March 2018 It seems that homeowners have taken our frequent warnings about upcoming mortgage rate rises to heart, as January saw 49,800 new homeowner remortgages completed, according to UK Finance. This is the highest number of remortgages since November 2008. Read More...

First-time buyer mortgages at post-crisis high

12th March 2018 The forthcoming Moneyfacts UK Mortgage Trends Treasury Report reveals that the number of mortgages at 95% loan-to-value has increased substantially. Mortgage borrowers can now choose from over 300 products for the first time since April 2008. Read More...

Another mortgage rate warning

26th February 2018 It may seem like we’ve been warning mortgage borrowers about rate increases since before the base rate rise in November, but that doesn’t mean they should stop being vigilant. With mortgage rates hitting record lows in the last few years... Read More...


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