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

Created on 15 July 2013. Posted in Live News

... 2015. The national increases will largely be driven by rise in London and the south east as the UK housing market varies wildly from region to region. The EY Item Club report predicts one million housing ...

Mortgage Availability Rockets 34%

Created on 29 May 2013. Posted in Live News

... is the clearest sign yet that the mortgage market is beginning to heal. Big deals For large mortgage loans there is a better market on offer and more savings to be made as choice widens. Speaking to ...

Remortgages rise 17% in April as Borrowers Look for Savings

Created on 28 May 2013. Posted in Live News

... from £139,280 to £140,260. The number of remortgages is 8 per cent lower than in April 2012, when the figure was 26,162, although the average loan amount is 8 per cent larger, up from £129,957. Remortgaging ...

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 ...

40% of Landlords Increase Rents

Created on 22 May 2013. Posted in Live News

Four in 10 landlords increased their rents in the last year and just 7% have lowered them. The rent report, compiled by research agency BDRC Continental and property consultancy Allsop LLP, interviewed ...

Large Mortgage Loans Going Mainstream At Halifax

Created on 17 May 2013. Posted in Live News

... value. The rate cuts show a trend towards 1 million mortgages becoming a more mainstream product as they have become quite specialised and niche. For such a large amount it is essential that you speak ...

Mortgages and Divorce – The Weapon of a Mortgage in Divorce Wars

Created on 12 May 2013. Posted in Live News

... banks and building societies is now largely automated and computerised. In 2013 greater numbers are splitting from their spouses or partners – and if recent figures are to be believed, it seems that ...

UK 'woefully under-prepared' for Ageing Society

Created on 09 May 2013. Posted in Live News

... health conditions. They warned the National Health Service will have to transform to deal with the very large increases in demand for and costs of health and social care. Lord Filkin, Chairman of the ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

London House Prices Fall 3 Months In A Row

Created on 18 December 2012. Posted in Live News

... may be deterring people from applying to large mortgages for more expensive houses and instead looking for less expensive houses.   A drop in London house prices may therefore be an attempt by ...