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Beware: homeowners losing safety nets

Updated: 11th December 2017 - First Published: 11th December 2017 The financial crisis of 2008 saw certain safety nets put in place to help homeowners who struggle to make their mortgage repayments. Unfortunately, a report by UK Finance published today has revealed that most of this support is being withdrawn. Read More...

SVR borrowers get a reprieve from rate rises

Updated: 11th December 2017 - First Published: 11th December 2017 Customers on their provider’s SVR will be delighted to hear that they might be spared from the full base rate rise. Figures from the upcoming Moneyfacts Mortgage Trends Report show that the average SVR has only increased by 0.14% since 1 November. Read More...

Bank of Mum and Dad – the UK’s 9th largest lender

Updated: 08th December 2017 - First Published: 08th December 2017 Despite the removal of stamp duty for (most) FTBs, affording that crucial first home remains tough. This is why parents are set to lend a staggering £6.5bn in 2017 – effectively making the Bank of Mum and Dad the UK’s 9th largest mortgage lender. Read More...

Have things improved for first-time buyers?

Updated: 29th November 2017 - First Published: 29th November 2017 It’s been a tumultuous few weeks for first-time buyers. First, base rate rose and the stamp duty cut was announced, and that’s before discussions progressed on making rental payments proof of mortgage affordability. So how has it all panned out? Read More...

Cashback mortgage deals rise by 27% in a year

Updated: 27th November 2017 - First Published: 27th November 2017 We all like getting something for nothing, and cashback on something you were going to get anyway can be the Holy Grail. The best offers can often be found when taking out a mortgage – and the number of such deals has soared by 27% in the last year. Read More...

Is Bank of Mum & Dad closing to first-time buyers?

Updated: 21st November 2017 - First Published: 21st November 2017 The Bank of Mum and Dad has long been drawn upon when the time comes to buy that all-important first home, but it looks as though it may be starting to wind down, with 34% of people saying they have not and do not intend to offer financial support. Read More...

Base rate expectation caused remortgage boost

Updated: 15th November 2017 - First Published: 15th November 2017 We know now that the base rate rise happened, but expectation of that had a significant impact on all kinds of financial markets leading up to it, none more so than the mortgage market, with remortgaging activity seeing a particular jump. Read More...

Borrowers say goodbye to sub-1% tracker rates

Updated: 13th November 2017 - First Published: 13th November 2017 Mortgage providers have reacted quickly to the base rate announcement, with the majority having already increased their variable tracker mortgage rates - so not only has the average increased, but the sub-1% deal is now no longer on offer. Read More...

Two-year mortgage rate sees record rise

Updated: 06th November 2017 - First Published: 06th November 2017 Unsurprisingly following last week’s base rate decision, mortgage rates have seen quite a rise this month. Indeed, the average two-year fixed mortgage rate has risen by a whopping 0.12%, marking the highest monthly rise recorded since August 2009. Read More...

Base rate rise could cost variable borrowers £83m

Updated: 24th October 2017 - First Published: 24th October 2017 A base rate rise is becoming an increasingly expected possibility, but what would it mean for your mortgage repayments? Well, variable rate borrowers could be hit within the month, potentially shelling out £82.8m more as a result. Read More...


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