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Millions Overpaying on Mortgages -The Cost of Complacency?

Created on 01 February 2015. Posted in Live News

New research by Capital Fortune indicates that millions of borrowers may be overpaying on their current standard variable mortgages due to complacency. In light of the numerous deals now available, Rob ...

The challenges on taking out a UK mortgage as an expat

Created on 20 January 2015. Posted in Live News

... of individuals find themselves in every year and it can be tough. Most people would expect a simple solution to converting their mortgage to buy to let when you’re abroad but it can be a minefield. We ...

Lenders cut rates on long-term fixes

Created on 16 January 2015. Posted in Live News

We are delighted to see mortgage rates plunge to even greater depths, across the board.  With interest rates at 0.5% and not appearing to be moving anywhere fast, borrowers on standard variable rate ...

3 Year Fixed Rate Mortgages

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

Mortgage Brokers Mortgages to Age 90 Standard Mortgage Rates Trusted Lenders Interest Only and Repayment Earned and Pension Income Over 100 Lenders to Choose 3 Year Fixed Rate ...

MORTGAGES FOR OVER 60's

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

Mortgages for Over 60's Mortgages to Age 90 Standard Mortgage Rates Trusted Lenders Interest Only and Repayment Earned and Pension Income Mortgage for Over 60's In the ...

3 Year Fixed Rate Mortgages (3)

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

Mortgage Brokers Mortgages to Age 90 Standard Mortgage Rates Trusted Lenders Interest Only and Repayment Earned and Pension Income Over 100 Lenders to Choose 3 Year Fixed Rate ...

Economic Headwinds

Created on 30 October 2014. Posted in Live News

...  We see this as great news for those enjoying low mortgage rates as the Bank keeps its base rate lower for longer. However, it could spell trouble for a rocky housing market that is potentially reaching ...

More pension freedoms could boost mortgages

Created on 14 October 2014. Posted in Live News

...  Mortgages The interplay of your property and pension has always been crucial but the new freedoms make it even more important. Already we have seen the age limits for lending fall dramatically in recent ...

Scotland launches major overhaul of stamp duty

Created on 13 October 2014. Posted in Live News

We were delighted to see Scotland announce plans to reform the outdated slab structure of stamp duty last week. The new rates will come into effect in April and unlike the English and Welsh system will ...

Carney pushes rate rise back to 2015

Created on 15 August 2014. Posted in Live News

... at a rock bottom record low of 0.5 percent for more than five years. Millions of mortgage holders not on fixed rate deals are waiting for the Bank to increase rates and see their costs rise. Bank of ...

How to get a flexible mortgage?

Created on 24 July 2014. Posted in Live News

We have watched with concern in recent years as the mortgage market has changed. Choice has been restricted as lenders have reigned in loans and regulators have cracked down on risky activity. Mostly, ...

Chancellor Cracks The Whip on "Excessive" Lending

Created on 13 June 2014. Posted in Live News

It seems that Chancellor George Osborne has finally cracked the whip on what has been deemed "excessive" mortgage lending last night, blamed for ever increasing house price inflation across the UK. After ...

Remortgage Boom as Two Thirds Sit on Variable Rates

Created on 01 June 2014. Posted in Live News

In the last six years interest rates have been at their lowest ever levels. We have seen clients enjoying rock bottom mortgage rates. Those sitting on standard variable rates (SVRs) have watched the Bank ...

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 ...

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 ...

Do you have flexible expat mortgages?

Created on 22 April 2014. Posted in Ask the Specialist

Hi, I am British national living abroad. I have a house in the UK which I am selling and then intend buying another property in Central London. I currently have an HSBC interest only mortgage at 0.6% ...

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

We live in America and want to buy a house in UK for when we return to live in a year or so. We are looking for companies that will give us a mortgage. We have a UK bank account where mortgage would ...

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

Hello, my husband and I are currently living in Beijing, China - he works for the FCO, and therefore has diplomatic status, as do I. We're in the process of buying a house - what are the mortgage implications ...

My house is valued at approx £200,000. I owe £40,000. I am 67 years. I need to remortgage to give me time to downsize

Created on 31 March 2014. Posted in Ask the Specialist

My house is valued at approx £200,000. I owe £40,000. I am 67 years. I need to remortgage as I may not be able to downsize in time for the term of my present mortgage . I was led to believe I would be ...

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

... wish to buy a house here in the UK with a joint mortgage. The price of the house is £140K. What kind of mortgage could be offered to them? Lynne.   Ask the Specialist response: Lynne, we ...