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Bank of England's What would Brexit mean for mortgages?

Created on 03 March 2016.

... economy and your own personal finances and mortgages. While we take no side on the crucial question, it is important to see the issue resolved quickly for mortgage holders.  ...

Is this the best time ever to get a mortgage?

Created on 11 May 2015.

We are delighted to report that mortgage rates are at their lowest ever levels and experts are predicting they will fall further. There are a number of factors pushing down mortgage deals of all kinds ...

Could you pay capital gains tax on your first property?

Created on 17 March 2015.

We are looking forward to the final Budget of this Government and, as usual, the speculation about what will be changed has begun. In the last five years the changes for the mortgage market have generally ...

Pensioners enjoying Govt rewards should think about mortgages

Created on 10 March 2015.

We are delighted to see the current Government take such a keen interest in personal financial issues with a series of big reforms. Firstly, the most significant impact will come from radical pension reforms ...

Can David Cameron keep mortgage rates low?

Created on 03 March 2015.

We are delighted to hear that Prime Minister David Cameron wants to “keep mortgage rates low” but does he really have the power?  ...

Government Offer 20% Discount to All First-time buyers

Created on 01 March 2015.

The Government's plans to offer a 20% discount to all first time buyers launched this weekend allowing first time buyers in England, under the age of 40 to register to buy new homes for 80% of the market ...

Data Protection Breaches – How Serious Is Industry Taking Them?

Created on 16 February 2015.

Recent research suggests that financial services have been a major perpetrator of Data Protection breaches over recent years with a disturbing rise in sensitive information being disclosed to the wrong ...

Millions Overpaying on Mortgages -The Cost of Complacency?

Created on 01 February 2015.

New research by Capital Fortune indicates that millions of borrowers may be overpaying on their current standard variable mortgages due to complacency. In light of the numerous deals now available, Rob ...

The challenges on taking out a UK mortgage as an expat

Created on 20 January 2015.

We speak to people all the time who have left the UK to work abroad either for work or to be with family or friends. In London today companies can relocate individuals anywhere around the world with ...

Lenders cut rates on long-term fixes

Created on 16 January 2015.

We are delighted to see mortgage rates plunge to even greater depths, across the board.  With interest rates at 0.5% and not appearing to be moving anywhere fast, borrowers on standard variable rate ...

Remortgage Boom as Two Thirds Sit on Variable Rates

Created on 01 June 2014.

In the last six years interest rates have been at their lowest ever levels. We have seen clients enjoying rock bottom mortgage rates. Those sitting on standard variable rates (SVRs) have watched the Bank ...

Capital Fortune announces short lease exclusive

Created on 06 May 2014.

Capital Fortune announces it has received a market exclusive short lease product designed soley for prime central London homes.

Is Help to Buy Causing a Housing Bubble?

Created on 05 May 2014.

We are pleased to see the latest data on Help to Buy proving positive for the housing market and showing aspects of the scheme are working. Help to Buy is the Government mortgage support programme.  ...

What are the Problems Facing Expats Landlords?

Created on 22 April 2014.

Since the credit crunch banks have cracked down on many areas of specialist lending.

Tough New Mortgage Rules - What Will It Mean For You?

Created on 29 March 2014.

We can report that tough new mortgage regulation is on the way and prospective borrowers should know what it means.  From April 26 the mortgage market will change forever because, after years in the ...

Pensions Revolution Could Boost Pensioner Buy To Lets

Created on 23 March 2014.

Chancellor George Osborne dropped a bombshell for us all including those of us at Capital Fortune, on how in the future, people can manage their own pension pots. This  Budget could massively boost ...

What would an Independent Scotland Mean for Mortgages?

Created on 17 February 2014.

The battle for Scotland is well underway with a referendum on its future set for September. The last referendum was 35 years ago and once again Scots will have a vote on whether to remain part of the UK ...

Is Prime London Property Now An Investment Arm of the Super-Rich?

Created on 12 February 2014.

The recent Civitas paper published earlier this weekmakes for interesting reading. In its report it argues the UK property market is being used as an investment arm of the global super-rich and calls for ...

Equity release market rockets 16% in 2013

Created on 27 January 2014.

We can report today that the equity release market appears to have passed £1bn last year, a 16 per cent increase on 2012 with figures from the Equity Release Council showing the average equity release ...

The Big Mortgage Question - Is it Time to Fix?

Created on 26 January 2014.

We can report that a senior Bank of England economist has weighed into the debate by insisting borrowers should fix their mortgage. Richard Sharp, an external member of the Bank of England’s Financial ...