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What would an Independent Scotland Mean for Mortgages?

Created on 17 February 2014. Posted in Live News

... if there is a new currency. Even with the same currencies the different rules and regulations from two countries may force lenders to pull out. The truth is that nobody knows the exact impact and many ...

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

Created on 12 February 2014. Posted in Live News

... majority of central London property purchases, in both the 'prime' and new-build categories, are made with international money. Estimates suggest in the region of £5bn of overseas cash will be spent ...

Soldiers Remembered – Forgotten by Lenders?

Created on 10 November 2013. Posted in Live News

... new Forces Help to Buy scheme which will come into effect next April.  This scheme allows both servicemen and women to borrow a deposit of up to 50% of their salary, interest-free allowing them to ...

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

... of Help to Buy was directly linked to the building of new houses. This easier access to financing new property has helped to rejuvenate the housing stock which has in turn pushed down rental income as ...

Pensions Uncertainty Could Lead Retirees to Mortgage Market

Created on 14 October 2013. Posted in Live News

... have begun to pile on restrictions too. In May, West Brom Building Society cut its maximum lending age from 80 to 70, meaning the day of your 71st mortgage you can not have a pensioner mortgage. Newcastle ...

Foreign Buyers Account for 50% of Top London Home Purchases

Created on 12 October 2013. Posted in Live News

... future of the euro were high. Where the properties were new build the proportion of non-UK buyers rose even higher to 69%. The supply of such property - which include landmark developments such as One ...

Expat Mortgages for British UK Ex pats in the US

Created on 18 August 2013. Posted in USA

... looking to remortgage an existing buy to let or residential property but a number of clients are also looking to make new purchases for a buy to let investment or a residential home to which the will eventually ...

UK Ex Pat Mortgages for British Expats in Dubai

Created on 18 August 2013. Posted in UAE

... UK-wide to follow suit. Dubai remains one of the top 5 UK expat destinations and the good news is that across a comprehensive panel of lenders, there remain a select number of highly competitive deals still available ...

Mortgage Calculator UK Rates and Expat Mortgages for British Expats in Australia

Created on 18 August 2013. Posted in Australia

... UK rate tables. They tend to generally work out of the major centres such as Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide but we do obtain enquiries from the smaller cities including Canberra, Newcastle ...

Santander Joins Help to Buy Scheme

Created on 27 July 2013. Posted in Live News

... Government loan, which is interest-free for five year, so only a 5 per cent deposit is needed. The scheme is only available on new build homes worth up to £600,000 and will run for three years helping ...

UK economy grows 0.6 per cent in second quarter

Created on 25 July 2013. Posted in Live News

It seems that the UK economy has grown by 0.6 per cent in the second quarter of the year compared to the first quarter as the recovery picks up pace which is great news.  After 0.3 per cent growth ...

Skipton restricts interest-only mortgages

Created on 11 June 2013. Posted in Live News

...  It shows there is a new focus on income for interest-only home mortgages and not on loan size as has been the case previously. Barclays decided to move from a minimum £300,000 loan to a minimum income ...

Government Help to Buy booming with 4,000 Enquiries

Created on 09 June 2013. Posted in Live News

... a mortgage indemnity guarantee. The shared equity scheme started in April and offers borrowers a five-year interest-free loan up to 20 per cent of the property price on new build houses. It is available ...

Govt's Help to Buy scheme can help with large mortgages too

Created on 26 May 2013. Posted in Live News

... parts with a shared equity loan scheme and a mortgage indemnity guarantee. The shared equity loans are available now from certain lenders and allow borrowers to buy new build homes with a 20% five-year ...

Landlords Receive Highest Level of Rents Since November

Created on 21 May 2013. Posted in Live News

... 2008 - but the more fundamental squeeze is still coming from lack of new building"  ...

Help to Buy - Will It Become the UK Fannie Mae?

Created on 11 May 2013. Posted in Live News

... Societies Association chairman David Webster has urged the Government to ensure its new £130bn mortgage indemnity insurance scheme does not become a permanent feature of the mortgage market. Speaking ...

Help To Buy Mortgages

Created on 07 May 2013. Posted in Live News

... be able to secure 20 per cent of the property price as a loan from the Government to purchase a new-build home. The loan is interest free and will be repaid when the house is sold. Since 2007, when the ...

More Tenants Paying Rent On Time, says Countrywide

Created on 21 April 2013. Posted in Live News

More tenants are paying their rents on time this year, according to new research by Countrywide Letting Agents. The Countrywide Quarterly Letting Index shows that rental payment arrears fell in the first ...

Building societies offer better mortgage rates than banks

Created on 20 April 2013. Posted in Live News

Building societies are offering better deals than banks, new analysis from lender Castle Trust shows. The analysis of best buy tables shows 83% of the top mortgage deals come from mutuals. An overwhelming ...

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

... tough to move up the ladder and buy a new property. So much so that 22% believe it is now harder to move up the ladder than it was to get on it in the first place. Out of 500 respondents, 65% said ...