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Getting a mortgage in the military

Created on 23 September 2015. Posted in Live News

... from July show 142,000 full-time British military personnel and they could all want homes. There are a number of Government backed schemes to help military get on the housing ladder from Armed Forces ...

The shifting rules of buy to let

Created on 18 August 2015. Posted in Live News

... goes through major housing changes with lenders and regulators trying to keep up. For borrowers we would recommend seeking advice to see how the shifting sands of buy-to-let could help of hinder your ...

How can I get a second home mortgage?

Created on 24 June 2015. Posted in Live News

... about managing their loans. It is always often helpful to speak to professional advisers to ensure you getting the best deal available when making such a monumental decision.  ...

Five key ways a Tory election win affects your mortgage planning

Created on 29 May 2015. Posted in Live News

... schemes such as Help to Buy up its sleeve to boost home ownership. We wait with baited breath. There are other ways the election has altered mortgage markets but for our we believe these five are a good ...

How the Budget can help you save for a mortgage

Created on 22 May 2015. Posted in Live News

Last month’s Budget had a number of important changes to savings policy in this country that could help improve you’re financial planning. If you are a first-time buyer then there was a specific policy ...

Are 100% mortgages on the way back?

Created on 20 May 2015. Posted in Live News

... they were risky for the same reasons. But times have changes. The lack of 95% mortgages on the market in 2012 prompted significant Government intervention. The coalition introduced a Help to Buy scheme ...

Will the Bank of England cut rates further?

Created on 18 May 2015. Posted in Live News

... defined on exports of manufacturing, financial services and the creative industries this can have a big impact. How does all this apply to my mortgage? Well, in order to help out exporters struggling ...

Will the general election affect my mortgage?

Created on 06 May 2015. Posted in Live News

... among the parties on how to help get people on the housing ladder and dish out mortgages. The Conservatives are the party of Help to Buy which provides Government support to borrowers looking for mortgages ...

Labour plans to cut stamp duty for first-time buyers

Created on 01 May 2015. Posted in Live News

... years of a Labour Government. The change would apply only to first-time buyers for starter homes and is intended to help many get on the ladder. Labour leader Ed Miliband says he wants the stamp ...

Could you pay capital gains tax on your first property?

Created on 17 March 2015. Posted in Live News

... been positive with new schemes such as Help to Buy being introduced to help borrowers get on the ladder. It offers Government support to many looking for a 5% deposit mortgage but has been criticised ...

The challenges on taking out a UK mortgage as an expat

Created on 20 January 2015. Posted in Live News

... needing specific guidance. Some lenders will not deal in these areas so it is crucial to know where to look. Some mortgage advisers can help you navigate this specialist niche as they have years of expertise ...

UK EXPAT MORTGAGES

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

... to my friend Anna, given you’ve been so helpful with my mortgage.” Lesley, Dubai  ...

Chancellor Cracks The Whip on "Excessive" Lending

Created on 13 June 2014. Posted in Live News

... and the value if the property they wish to buy. What about Help to Buy? Osborne's plans run into difficulty when examining his Help to Buy scheme. The Treasury scheme allows borrowers to lend up ...

Regulators Ready to Crack Down Further on Mortgages

Created on 07 May 2014. Posted in Live News

... cent in some areas of London and the South East. So far the Government has only sought to boost mortgage lending and housing supply through schemes such as Help to Buy and funding for lending. It has ...

Is Help to Buy Causing a Housing Bubble?

Created on 05 May 2014. Posted in Live News

We are pleased to see the latest data on Help to Buy proving positive for the housing market and showing aspects of the scheme are working. Help to Buy is the Government mortgage support programme. Its ...

What are the Problems Facing Expats Landlords?

Created on 22 April 2014. Posted in Live News

... to their core business. This included their international arms to help Britons buy abroad and expats buy in Britain. Most lenders require a UK postcode when offering mortgages so it can be extremely ...

We live in America and want to buy a house in UK. Can you help?

Created on 04 April 2014. Posted in Ask the Specialist

... be paid from. Can you help? Ask the Specialist response: Thanks for your enquiry. We do regularly assist clients overseas arrange a mortgage in the UK as long as they are British or have permanent ...

My husband and I are currently living in Beijing, China - he works for the FCO

Created on 03 April 2014. Posted in Ask the Specialist

... your current income situation and any changes for the next five years. Having said that, it is something we would likely be able to assist with as we have certainly helped diplomats employed by the FCO ...

Tough New Mortgage Rules - What Will It Mean For You?

Created on 29 March 2014. Posted in Live News

... presents. Kensington Mortgages recently revealed 43 lifestyle questions in order to help them assess affordability. The new checks to be rolled out across the board, could even include how much you contribute ...

My daughter has moved into the area and her husband is working abroad for a UK company. What kind of mortgage could be offered to them?

Created on 29 March 2014. Posted in Ask the Specialist

... we help with similar circumstances to your daughter generally have their family members living in the UK with a partner working overseas and possibly returning back to the UK every so often to see family ...