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Govt Considers New Stamp Duty Band at £250K

Created on 24 March 2014. Posted in Live News

... no sense for borrowers to see such a huge leap from 1 per cent to 3 per cent. In the strange world of taxation lowering the tax rate could also increase revenues by pushing more people over the barrier. ...

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

... lower your mortgage rate will be. Additionally, we’ll need to find out a little bit more about your age and income plus when you expect to retire from the Forces and what plans you have for income on ...

UK Property Value Quadruples in 20 Years

Created on 20 August 2013. Posted in Live News

... to years of lower mortgage rates on both fixed rates and tracker deals as the Carney makes his intentions clear. To make it clear the Bank of England inflation report, published today, says there is ...

Expat Mortgages for British UK Ex pats in the US

Created on 18 August 2013. Posted in USA

... tax payers and their salary or earnings may no longer be paid into a UK bank account. They soon realise that because they have been out of the UK for 6 months or more, their credit score may have lowered ...

Santander Joins Help to Buy Scheme

Created on 27 July 2013. Posted in Live News

... of Mortgage Lenders says lenders will be involved in the new scheme if it is clear and straightforward to understand. For mortgage borrowers this hive of activity has boosted the market with lower deposits ...

UK economy grows 0.6 per cent in second quarter

Created on 25 July 2013. Posted in Live News

... about a Uk recovery. Even 0.6 per cent growth is much slower than rates over the last 10 years and the UK is still much smaller than before the recession. From peak to trough the UK economy shrank ...

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 ...

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 ...

Bank Lending Up as Mortgage Optimism Rises

Created on 21 April 2013. Posted in Live News

... recovers properly. In a normal environment it will also lead to much slower changes in rates and with more advance warning for mortgage borrowers. But in 2013 the Government's funding for lending scheme, ...

Mortgage Lenders Cut Rates

Created on 03 April 2013. Posted in Live News

... – fixed, variable and buy-to-let - are currently 3.26 per cent compared with 6.2 per cent in 2008 and lower than the 3.81 per cent in October 2012, when the Government's Funding for Lending scheme, which ...

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

... is growing too with lower interest rates due to Government schemes and low Bank of England interest rates. The cost of stamp duty will always be a major pain for any mover and more than half of second ...

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

Created on 13 March 2013. Posted in Live News

... to broker mortgages from lower rates in seven day mortgage sales or specialist deals. Mortgages are more difficult to get hold of these days but brokers can provide an expert perspective and solid advice ...

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

Created on 03 March 2013. Posted in Live News

The Co-operative Bank removed the £999 fee on its flagship 2.79% five-year fixed rate deal last week in a bid to undercut its rivals. HSBC have similarly attractive low fixed rates but they come with whopping ...

Bank of England's negative interest rates could see mortgage prices fall further

Created on 27 February 2013. Posted in Live News

... bank seriously considering negative interest rates it could go even lower and make the best current mortgage rate a very fluid concept. What do negative interest rates mean? In theory negative interest ...

Rates Are Down But Fees Are Up

Created on 18 February 2013. Posted in Live News

... expect to make. While an initial rate might look attractively low, if the fee is very high, it could be more expensive in the long term than a higher rate and lower fee. Moreover, some people may be ...

Banking To Be Made Easier

Created on 07 February 2013. Posted in Live News

... lower interest rates, thus creating economic growth through increased lending. In addition, in the days prior to this, Osborne promised plans to make switching banks easier. Banks may offer better ...

House sales up in 2012

Created on 06 February 2013. Posted in Live News

... wider availability of lower mortgage rates. Chief economist at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Simon Rubinsohn, said: "What we have had is a decent recovery in the second half of the ...

Fall in First Time Buyers Caused by Rent Trap

Created on 31 January 2013. Posted in Live News

... earnings in 2007. However, Robert Gardner, chief economist at Nationwide, says that there are signs of a positive future. With lower interest rates and increases in pay, there may be a rise in purchases ...

Mortgage Lenders Truly Go to War

Created on 15 January 2013. Posted in Live News

... home with a 5% deposit.  The scheme insures lenders against any possible losses meaning they can offer customers a lower deposit. It is aiming for 100,000 new homes to be built through its guarantees ...

Holiday Lets – Are They The Best Investment?

Created on 03 January 2013. Posted in Live News

... letting their properties face a myriad of hidden problems, from lower than expected rental rates, intermittent guest numbers, disputes with councils and neighbours, inescapable contracts with property ...