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Help To Buy Mortgages

Created on 07 May 2013. Posted in Live News

... financial crisis began to bite, lenders have shied away from lending at higher LTVs, instead favouring those with large deposits, as they are seen as less risky. This scheme could change all of that, ...

19% Would Consider Mortgage Switch

Created on 02 May 2013. Posted in Live News

... those with a large mortgage, associated costs can potentially be significantly reduced, given the larger loans. Interestingly the research found that 54% are unaware that standard variable interest rates ...

Halifax Reports Prices On The Move

Created on 01 May 2013. Posted in Live News

House prices in the first three months of 2013 were 1.2% higher than in the final three months of 2012 according to the latest Halifax House Price Index. Commenting, Martin Ellis, housing economist, ...

Size Is Not Everything With Buy-to-Let

Created on 29 April 2013. Posted in Live News

... average yield of 6.2% and 5.6% respectively. The average rent for four bedroom properties was £1,398pcm in the first quarter of 2013 whilst for one bedroom properties it was £673pcm. Despite larger ...

Gross Mortgage Lending Up 9% in March

Created on 22 April 2013. Posted in Live News

The Council of Mortgage Lenders estimates that total gross mortgage lending increased to £11.6 billion in March. This is 9% higher than February's gross lending figure of £10.6 billion but 8% lower than ...

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

Created on 26 March 2013. Posted in Live News

... to a qualified independent mortgage broker who has relationships with all lenders, large and small, and is a professional in the market inside out is the best bet. There are more higher loan to value ...

Lenders Selling Repossessed Properties Cheaply

Created on 08 March 2013. Posted in Live News

... (North-East, North-West and Yorkshire) is almost twice that of the south (London, South East and South West), " said Gregg Kohansky, EMEA head of RMBS at Fitch. "This is partly explained by larger increases ...

Tips To Secure A Mortgage

Created on 06 March 2013. Posted in Live News

... to be as a result of waning consumer confidence and willingness to take on large amounts of debt than lenders’ unwillingness to lend. The mortgage landscape has changed somewhat since the dark days of ...

Best Buy Tables Reveal Banks Reduce Fees to Compete with Lower Rates

Created on 03 March 2013. Posted in Live News

... into the thousands of pounds of upfront costs. Such a large slab cost can often come on top of the ever-frustrating price of stamp duty and together can cripple a house move. There are arrangement fees, ...

Housing Market Has New Lease on Life

Created on 06 February 2013. Posted in Live News

... believes that the Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS) is helping a variety of mortgage applicants, including first time buyers. However, the FLS appears to primarily benefit those who can provide a larger ...

Lenders Are Wrong Not To Allow Tenants Longer Tenancies

Created on 30 January 2013. Posted in Live News

The Council of Mortgage Lenders have responded to Labour leader Ed Milliband's call for longer tenancy agreements by warning that such agreements could lead to a rise in rent arrears. They have indicated ...

Is Britain On Course To Triple-Dip Recession?

Created on 28 January 2013. Posted in Live News

... and quarrying. This follows the postponement of the maintenance plans of the UK's largest North Sea oil field.  The only sector seen growth was construction, which delivered a 0.3% rise in output. ...

Deposits For London Houses Three Times National Average

Created on 18 January 2013. Posted in Live News

... such a large deposit.  ...

New Flat-Rate State Pension Plans Unveiled

Created on 17 January 2013. Posted in Live News

... as well as mothers and careers who generally don’t pay as much National Insurance at present will receive a much larger state pension. By comparison those who are employed and pay National Insurance will ...

Mortgage Lenders Truly Go to War

Created on 15 January 2013. Posted in Live News

... with large deposits. Competition is not the only reason and the low rates are partly driven by public policy decisions. The Bank of England base rate has been at its record low of 0.5% since 2009 and it ...

New Build Plans to Ease Market Pressure

Created on 11 January 2013. Posted in Live News

... Boles warns home ownership in the UK may ‘revert to what it was in the 19th Century: a privilege, the exclusive preserve of people with large incomes or wealthy parents.’   The solution, he feels, ...