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Moving plans falter after base rate rise

14th August 2018 The number of Brits planning to move home in the next six months fell from 8% to 6% in the 48 hours that followed this month’s Bank of England base rate rise, suggesting many are reconsidering moving in an increasing mortgage rate environment. Read More...

First-time buyers needing over £33k

13th August 2018 Since 2008, first-time buyers have seen property prices increase by a whopping 21%, according to the latest findings from Halifax. The average price for those looking to buy their first home has gone up from £172,659 to £208,741 as a result. Read More...

Base rate rise factored into fixed mortgages early

13th August 2018 The upcoming Moneyfacts UK Mortgage Trends Treasury Report shows that fixed mortgage rates were already on the rise even before the Bank of England announced another increase to base rate this month. Read More...

Lenders pledge to help mortgage prisoners

01st August 2018 Up to 10,000 so-called mortgage prisoners who are stuck on their existing deal could soon be rescued by lenders who have pledged to help them switch to new products. Read More...

Time to commit to a 10-year mortgage?

02nd August 2018 With the base rate on the rise, the time of record low mortgage rates appears to be truly at an end. Read More...

40% of mortgages now fee-free

23rd July 2018 Mortgage providers may be reluctant to decrease their rates to attract new borrowers, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t trying other things to appeal. Indeed, 40% of the mortgage market is now offering fee-free products to remain competitive. Read More...

Homemovers make way for first-time buyers

20th July 2018 For the first time since 1995, the number of first-time buyers has outstripped the number of homeowners looking to move, with the latter now making up a lesser 49% of the market compared to the dominating 62% seen in 2011. Read More...

More time spent choosing holiday than mortgage

12th July 2018 Given the size and importance of a mortgage, you’d think people would spend considerable time choosing the right one. However, research from Noddle shows that people spend more time searching for a holiday than picking a mortgage. Read More...

Mortgages above 5,000 for first time in a decade

09th July 2018 The forthcoming Mortgage Treasury Report can reveal that the number of residential mortgages has increased by 244 month-on-month. As a result, there are now more than 5,000 such products available, for the first time since March 2008. Read More...

41% of young people think homeownership unlikely

26th June 2018 Almost half (41%) of young people are feeling pessimistic about their chances of becoming a homeowner, new research has revealed. Despite this gloomy outlook, 48% of non-homeowners aged 25 to 34 still say they want to get on the property ladder. Read More...


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