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Stage 2 Help To Buy Launches This Week

Created on 05 October 2013. Posted in Live News

... scheme, the Government will guarantee the next 15 per cent of the loan for a fee, reducing the banks' potential losses so they can offer cheaper mortgages to higher-risk customers who are currently locked ...

UK Mortgages for British Expats in Hong Kong

Created on 26 August 2013. Posted in Hong Kong

... one of the expat UK buy to let remortgages which are available. Whilst cheap interest rates on expat mortgages have become increasingly difficult to obtain, there still remains a handful of lenders offering ...

Mortgage lending rockets 26 per cent in June

Created on 28 July 2013. Posted in Live News

... for the second quarter of 2013 was therefore an estimated £42bn. This represents a 24 per cent increase from the previous three months and is the highest quarterly estimate since Q4 2008. With cheap mortgage ...

Santander Joins Help to Buy Scheme

Created on 27 July 2013. Posted in Live News

... the shelves with more than 7,000 reservations and 1,000 sales in just four months. It has come at a time of merging confidence in the UK economy with house prices rising and cheap mortgage rates available. ...

Stamp Duty Debate Hots Up With Scottish Reforms

Created on 26 July 2013. Posted in Live News

... may be if it is proving a struggle. The best way to pay back stamp duty is to find a low deposit mortgage with a cheap monthly repayment and a broker is the best person to scour the market for cheap ...

Renters Suffer Inflation More than Homeowners

Created on 17 July 2013. Posted in Live News

It seems that homeowners experience a slower rate of inflation than renters because of cheap mortgage rates, according to the latest Office for National Statistics report. The latest figures shows ...

House prices are set to Boom by 6.3 per cent By 2015

Created on 15 July 2013. Posted in Live News

... transactions as the market really picks up pace and drives the entire economy. The report credit Government schemes such as funding for lending, which provides banks with cheap loans to lend as mortgages, ...

Carney signals 0.5% interest rate for foreseeable future

Created on 04 July 2013. Posted in Live News

... UK Government including chancellor George Osborne. Funding for lending As well as low base rate the Government has kept fixed rate mortgage rates low with an ambitious scheme offering cheap loans to ...

99.5% of Consumers Don't Undertsand Mortgages - Which?

Created on 21 June 2013. Posted in Live News

... cent, correctly ranked all five mortgage deals in the right order, and just 27 per cent could identify the cheapest and most expensive deals, despite half claiming they found the test easy. A total of ...

Remortgages hit highest levels this year in April

Created on 14 June 2013. Posted in Live News

... in April, up 9.7 per cent on the £3.1bn advanced in March. Remortgaging has been at historically low levels as borrowers sitting on cheap rates have lfelt reluctant to move. It is still down 2.9 per ...

Mortgage Availability Rockets 34%

Created on 29 May 2013. Posted in Live News

... cost of mortgage loans has fallen significantly. It means that borrowers are more likely to get deals with a wider selection on offer and at a cheaper rate. Thanks to the funding for lending scheme it ...

Govt's Help to Buy scheme can help with large mortgages too

Created on 26 May 2013. Posted in Live News

... ends. It means that people getting on to the scheme now could enjoy rise over the next few years and the benefits for large loans will be bigger than cheaper properties. Second homes Another criticism ...

Help to Buy - Will It Become the UK Fannie Mae?

Created on 11 May 2013. Posted in Live News

... for the current set of fixes to be deemed redundant." His warning comes less than a month after the Treasury decided to extend the Funding for Lending scheme, which offers lenders cheap funding in exchange ...

More Tenants Paying Rent On Time, says Countrywide

Created on 21 April 2013. Posted in Live News

... tenants every month. It is almost double the average Scottish rent of £580, which has fallen 2.6% year on year, and remains the cheapest area to rent in the UK. Scotland was also the only UK region to ...

Bank Lending Up as Mortgage Optimism Rises

Created on 21 April 2013. Posted in Live News

... Osborne has made it is political priority to focus on housing and mortgages in a bid to get the economy moving. The Government's funding for lending scheme that offers cheap loan to banks to pass on ...

Monthly mortgage payments drop 21% since 2008

Created on 08 April 2013. Posted in Live News

... Government funding for lending scheme also provides cheap loans to banks to pass on to consumers. There are discussions to boost the scheme which could see rates fall yet again. All the economic pressures ...

Mortgage Lenders Cut Rates

Created on 03 April 2013. Posted in Live News

... quarters of the current top 40 best buy mortgages, with 33 of the cheapest 40 products currently being offered by mutuals. It also shows the average rates across all building society best buy mortgages ...

Comeback for high loan to value deals as NatWest opens up 90% mortgages

Created on 26 March 2013. Posted in Live News

... of cheap mortgages UK. Lenders are not just offering cheap rates for wealthy borrowers with high deposits but are increasingly looking to help first-time buyers or first-time movers. A return of high ...

Two-thirds of second steppers can't get a mortgage to move home, says Lloyds TSB

Created on 14 March 2013. Posted in Live News

... banks with cheap loans which have cut mortgage rates and increased lending. But these loans have primarily been directed into a rate war for people with 40% equity in their homes. Banks are all targeting ...

Santander's seven day mortgage deals point the way for brokers

Created on 13 March 2013. Posted in Live News

At the end of February Santander launched two-year fixed rate mortgage at 2.49% that was only available for seven days. The deal was available at 75% loan to value ratio making it a cheap rate but it ...