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Half of Central London Property Buyers From Abroad

Created on 02 November 2013.

Half of buyers of central London property costing more than £1m were foreign, according to research by Knight Frank, the property group.

London House Prices Fall 3 Months In A Row

Created on 18 December 2012.

London has experienced three consecutive months of decline in its average house price, revealed the Office of National Statistics.

My Husband is Younger But We Need Both Our Incomes

Created on 14 January 2018. Posted in Ask the Specialist

... form. Unfortunately, due to a number of circumstances we do not have a large deposit so would like a larger LTV if possible. If this is something you may be able to assist us with we would be grateful ...

UK Expat Mortgages in Qatar

Created on 05 July 2017. Posted in Live News

... options. UK Expats in Qatar are not alone in these difficulties. Expat professionals, drawn to the Gulf by large, untaxed salaries, largely working in oil and gas, construction, law and business, are ...

Building Society Rates Lower Than Banks

Created on 16 February 2017. Posted in Live News

... just reserved for those with larger deposits    ...

Lenders free up lending to focus on safer interest-only loans

Created on 02 October 2015. Posted in Live News

... to repay it. Lenders have been scared off interest-only lending by a mixture of tougher regulation and already holding a large number of similar existing loans. As they defuse the timebomb lenders ...

Expat landlords shrug off Budget changes

Created on 30 July 2015. Posted in Live News

... may have resulted in much larger reliefs being claimed. The move will mainly impact large landlords - those who are likely to have a property portfolio as opposed to one or may be two rental units. The ...

How can I get a second home mortgage?

Created on 24 June 2015. Posted in Live News

... in all circumstances and more restrictive to lend large amounts of cash. This will affect anyone buying a second home, probably even more than first homes as the risks are greater and lenders are careful ...

Inflation: What is it and what does it mean for my mortgage?

Created on 12 May 2015. Posted in Live News

... who stop investing as they fear their purchase will fall in value. It is a dangerous spiral. Today, UK CPI inflation is at 0.3% a year – way below its 2% target – and largely down to falling oil and ...

Pensioners enjoying Govt rewards should think about mortgages

Created on 10 March 2015. Posted in Live News

... 55% charge. This is a big shift. From April millions of savers over 55 will have access to large opts of money that they did not have before. It could have major implications for the mortgage and ...

Data Protection Breaches – How Serious Is Industry Taking Them?

Created on 16 February 2015. Posted in Live News

... breach could meet the statutory threshold for issuing a financial penalty. Legal professionals will also often carry around large quantities of information in folders or files when taking them to or from ...


Created on 08 January 2015. Posted in Landing Pages (New)

... rates. Some are specifically designed for those aged over 60. We have been voted the Overall Adviser of the Year for the largest UK mortgage and protection network, two years in a row and have recently ...

Do you have flexible expat mortgages?

Created on 22 April 2014. Posted in Ask the Specialist

... above bank rate. I prefer a mortgage which will allow me to make large deposits (over payment) and to be able to withdraw this excess at any stage. Do you have such products? Nazmi Ask the Specialist ...

Is it possible to get a mortgage given I am in the Army - posted in Germany?

Created on 11 March 2014. Posted in Ask the Specialist

... score – so multiple recent addresses and addresses overseas will not affect your credit worthiness. The minimum deposit you would require in today’s market is 5%. Typically, the larger your deposit the ...

I'm 73 years old and am looking to extend my interest only mortgage. Can you help?

Created on 03 March 2014. Posted in Ask the Specialist

... age. Me and my wife are 73 years old and live in a large 5 bedroom detached house. We have over £300,000 equity and it's always been our plan to downsize, but would like a few more years to start looking ...

Inflation falls to lowest levels in four years

Created on 14 January 2014. Posted in Live News

... fall in inflation is largely down to food prices and recreational goods and services, offset by upward contributions from motor fuels. Energy prices have also been an upward pressure with prices rising ...

Shared Ownership Now More Affordable than Help to Buy

Created on 25 November 2013. Posted in Live News

... main barrier to home ownership is raising a large deposit rather than meeting high monthly mortgage costs. For low and modest income working families, while it is the case that Help to Buy greatly reduces ...

With the Credit Squeeze in the Rear View Mirror - What's Happening in the Rental Market?

Created on 07 November 2013. Posted in Live News

... rent has decreased in almost all regions, with only Greater London maintaining a strong increase. These results can largely be put down to the introduction of the Help to Buy scheme. The 1st phase ...

Half of Central London Property Buyers From Abroad

Created on 02 November 2013. Posted in Live News

... are classed as those neighbourhoods around Hyde Park including Kensington, Mayfair and Knightsbridge. Here there has long been activity by foreign buyers requiring large mortgages. Knight Frank's research ...

UK Property Value Quadruples in 20 Years

Created on 20 August 2013. Posted in Live News

... time lows, which have just reached below 1.5 per cent for those with large deposits. There could be more competition on fixed rates which drive down prices or there could be a shift towards competition ...