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Govt Considers New Stamp Duty Band at £250K

Created on 24 March 2014. Posted in Live News

... mortgage lending flows more easily. This is a huge source of income from the Government and helps explains why there is reticence to tinker with rates or overhaul the system. The OBR says the UK is ...

Pensions Revolution Could Boost Pensioner Buy To Lets

Created on 23 March 2014. Posted in Live News

... we believe we can help. The market for older borrowers is very difficult as many lenders offering pensioner mortgages will not lend to people over 70, or even as low as 65. Taking professional advice ...

My wife and I moved abroad and are now looking for a UK base for holidays - is this possible?

Created on 04 March 2014. Posted in Ask the Specialist

... If you have a family member that lives close to the property and could look after it for you that could help. Alternatively, if you do wish to let the property as a holiday home then the letting agent ...

Can We Remortgage if Living Abroad?

Created on 24 February 2014. Posted in Ask the Specialist

... if we are living abroad?   Ask the Specialist response: Thanks for sending in the query. We do help clients who have emigrated and are looking to remortgage their existing property. They ...

Landlords look to buy more properties

Created on 10 February 2014. Posted in Live News

... the fundamentals are strong. The average first-time buyer is 38, without parental help, due to rising house prices and demographic change. Today there are a growing number of students, immigrants and ...

Equity release market rockets 16% in 2013

Created on 27 January 2014. Posted in Live News

... financial advisers can help you do it. With the yield on investments so low and house prices rising 7 per cent in the UK in 2013, residential property has proven attractive to some. Our advisers can ...

Free Stamp Duty With the TSB ?

Created on 18 January 2014. Posted in Live News

... you on Stamp Duty bands including which lenders will offer help or whether a Stamp Duty holiday is on the cards. With such a big cost it is important to know where you stand and how you can save through ...

Tenant demand set to grow again in 2014

Created on 06 January 2014. Posted in Live News

... help can be crucial. Buying a property is a huge financial commitment and a mortgage is one of the biggest loans anyone can take out. This is why it is so important to get it right. More than three-quarters ...

Shared Ownership Now More Affordable than Help to Buy

Created on 25 November 2013. Posted in Live News

An independent think tank, the Resolution Foundation. claims that the major expansion of newly-built shared ownership could help low and modest income working families across the country onto the ...

Soldiers Remembered – Forgotten by Lenders?

Created on 10 November 2013. Posted in Live News

... after these applicants. It is our belief at Capital Fortune that the vast majority of UK lenders do genuinely want to help the military but their systems often mean that a British Forces Post Office address ...

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

... rent has decreased in almost all regions, with only Greater London maintaining a strong increase. These results can largely be put down to the introduction of the Help to Buy scheme. The 1st phase ...

Half of Central London Property Buyers From Abroad

Created on 02 November 2013. Posted in Live News

... in British homes but are increasingly selling up to help younger family members gain a foothold on the property ladder. Property broker Savills says this trend has become a significant factor behind ...

Pensions Uncertainty Could Lead Retirees to Mortgage Market

Created on 14 October 2013. Posted in Live News

... at mortgage lenders so we can scour deals on your behalf. We can guide you through the process and help you own a home well into your 70s either as an investment or home to live in. Look for advice ...

Stage 2 Help To Buy Launches This Week

Created on 05 October 2013. Posted in Live News

... that Stage 2 of the Help to Buy Scheme providing State subsidised mortgages by some of the State subsidised banks remains controversial. Whilst  no doubt being a welcome vote winner, there are many ...