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Carney signals 0.5% interest rate for foreseeable future

Created on 04 July 2013. Posted in Live News

We are pleased to report that the Bank of England appears to have signalled that the UK base rate is set to remain at 0.5 per cent for some time, much  to the delight of mortgage holders. New Bank ...

99.5% of Consumers Don't Undertsand Mortgages - Which?

Created on 21 June 2013. Posted in Live News

... the best buys in newspapers and to overall costs of a deal. The worst aspect of the research is perhaps that half of those polled believed the test was easy showing just how confusing mortgages have ...

Remortgages hit highest levels this year in April

Created on 14 June 2013. Posted in Live News

... half of all purchase loans went to first-time buyers, which is also much higher than the 38 per cent average since the crash struck in 2007. There was more good news as the average loan to value crept ...

UK house sales hit highest levels for 3 years

Created on 13 June 2013. Posted in Live News

... further increase in the next three months with 20 per cent more surveyors expecting growth. It is welcome news for first time buyer mortgage deals who have been running scared of the housing market in ...

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 ...

Mortgage Availability Rockets 34%

Created on 29 May 2013. Posted in Live News

...  Similarly, 80 per cent LTV products have seen a 48 per cent increase and 75 per cent LTV mortgages have increased by 30 per cent. It is great news for those looking for high mortgage finance as the ...

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 ...

Have Lenders Misinterpreted Interest Only Rules?

Created on 20 May 2013. Posted in Live News

... tough new rules demanding that all interest-only borrowers have in place a repayment method for the mortgage. It also sector in depth and found no evidence of widespread misselling and only a handful ...

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 ...