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KEYWORD "deposit" - 101 RESULTS
What’s Happened to Mortgage Rates Since 2010?

Moneyfacts has analysed the movements in mortgage rates since the Conservatives came to office in 2010. Average two-year fixed mortgage rates fluctuated...

17 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Shelf Life Halved in just One Month - new figures

oneyfacts data reveals the average shelf-life of a mortgage has dropped to 15 days, down from 28 days a month prior. Month-on-month...

12 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Interest Rates Begin To Fall - will Bank of England follow suit?

The European Central Bank has cut its key deposit rate to 3.75% - so moving faster than the Bank of England...

10 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Industry sceptical about Labour's Mortgage Guarantee scheme

The industry is sceptical about the effectiveness of Labour’s nw ‘Freedom To Buy’ initiative, which effectively makes the current mortgage guarantee...

10 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Lenders start to pull high LTV mortgage products

Despite a more subdued period for the mortgage market, analysis by Moneyfacts shows a handful of lenders pulled higher loan-to-value deals.   Last...

05 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Boost for First Time Buyer lending as last-gasp law change approved

The Building Societies Act 1986 (Amendment Bill) successfully passed its legislative stages as part of the last minute ‘wash up’ of...

30 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Costs make buying in much of London hugely dearer than renting

Londoners looking to buy a home can expect to spend 42% more on monthly mortgage payments than tenants pay on rent,...

20 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Building Societies target first time buyers with affordability issues

Research from independent mortgage monitor Moneyfactscompare suggests that building societies are working hard to support first-time buyers, for whom affordability has...

09 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Half of buyers would use ethical finance provider - new research

Almost half (45%) of UK homebuyers would consider using an ethical finance provider that follows Islamic principles, finds Gatehouse Bank. Gatehouse Bank,...

10 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Down-valuations biting hard across Britain

New research shows that sellers in Wales are likely to be hit hardest by a down valuation, with the average home...

04 April 2024

From: Breaking News

How Do First Time Buyers afford to get on the property ladder?

A 2,000-person survey has revealed the diverse financial routes that first time buyers take to get on the property ladder. The survey...

04 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Jury’s Out - Is the YBS 99% mortgage a good idea?

Yorkshire Building Society new fee-free offer will enable first-time buyers across England, Scotland or Wales with a £5,000 deposit to purchase...

02 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Reforms urged to boost Home Ownership

A think tank is urging the UK government to initiate mortgage market reforms to promote higher home ownership. The Social Market Foundation...

27 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Analysts unsure whether RICS housing market optimism is justified

The latest housing market snapshot from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors shows the number of buyers has risen for the...

18 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Nationwide’s bold move will make it even bigger mortgage lender

The Nationwide Building Society has agreed to buy Virgin Money in a £2.9 billion deal - a rare example of a...

11 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Tech-boost for Dutch-style mortgage provider entering the market

April Mortgages has struck a deal for new technology to help it introduce Dutch-style loans into the UK. The new mortgage type...

11 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Budget Day - Rightmove pours cold water on 99% mortgage idea

Rightmove says the housing market needs a more innovative mortgage initiative than the 99 per cent idea floated by the government. The...

06 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Lender says first time buyers lean heavily on families to bag first mortgage

A survey of 2,000 adults by lender Together sheds light on parental help for first time buyers. It shows that a fifth...

28 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty’s damage to borrowers exposed by building society

The true cost of stamp duty is two thirds greater than the tax itself because it obliges buyers to spend far...

26 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Coupling Up - why so many mortgage applicants are duos

A property agency has analysed the lending and housing markets to work out why so many mortgage applicants are couples. Benham and...

21 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Rent To Home initiative aims to woo local first time buyers

A unique system of returning rent to tenants to allow them to save for a deposit on a property has been...

21 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Worst Case Scenario - mortgage costs up hundreds per year

A specialist lender claims that first-time buyers could see annual mortgage costs climb by £398 per year, while landlords suffer a...

21 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Two year fixes fall by fastest rate since 2022 - Moneyfacts

Average mortgage rates on the overall two- and five-year fixed rate deals have now been falling for six consecutive months. The overall...

19 February 2024

From: Breaking News

First Time Buyers aged 50-plus “one of fastest growing sectors”

There were 12,000 first time buyers over the age of 50 in the UK in 2022, the latest figures available. This means that...

14 February 2024

From: Breaking News

UK Finance lobbies government for new Help To Buy and less Stamp Duty

Lenders’ trade body UK Finance wants the government to use next month’s Budget to announce a new Help to Buy scheme...

14 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Revolutionary new mortgage product sees rates fall as LTV improves

There’s been widespread speculation that the UK is just weeks away from seeing the launch of a Dutch mortgage product with...

12 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Falling house prices and big mortgages – three major risks

Business consultancy Hargreaves Lansdown has identified three major risks associated with the current market, characterised by falling house prices and larger...

07 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Vast majority of High Net Worth Individuals suffer mortgage rejections

The vast majority of high net worth individuals have faced mortgage rejections and had to accept lower loan-to-value ratios than they...

05 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Halifax explains why most first time buyer applications are in joint names

Almost two thirds of first time buyers mortgage completions are in joint names (with two or more people), according to the...

05 February 2024

From: Breaking News

First Time Buyers less reliant on parents for raising deposits - research

New research indicates that the Bank of Mum and Dad may not be as prevalent as it once was, with the...

31 January 2024

From: Breaking News

House prices fragile but sentiment amongst buyers very strong - Savills

Respected estate agency and property consultancy Savills is warning that house prices may dip in 2024. In the run-up to Christmas it...

31 January 2024

From: Breaking News

First Time Buyers seek larger deposits - help may be on the way

New research from Aldermore suggests that some 55 per cent of prospective first time buyers are currently seeking to raise a...

29 January 2024

From: Breaking News

First Time Buyers may get 25 year fixed term mortgages under Labour

Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves says first time buyers could benefit from a "revolution in home ownership" with 25-year fixed-rate mortgages. Reeves says...

22 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Choice of Mortgage Deals on the rise as rates dip

The UK’s residential mortgage market has started 2024 with the biggest choice of products for prospective borrowers in over 15 years. A...

17 January 2024

From: Breaking News

First Time Buyers and mortgages - new study shows the help they get

A high proportion of first time buyers take advantage of some form of assistance when purchasing their initial home. That’s the verdict...

15 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Building Society warns it may stop lending on holiday lets

A building society says it is considering ending its policy of lending to buyers of holiday lets. Martese Carton, the director of...

10 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Tories float plan for more long-term mortgages to boost house buying

The Conservatives are working on a series of schemes to help first time buyers to be unveiled at the Budget in...

03 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Grinch! No Christmas cheer in Q3 UK Finance sentiment survey

There’s been a sharp decline in household financial confidence in the UK according to the latest UK Finance sentiment survey. The Q3...

11 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage industry’s low LTVs blamed for homes being empty

Low loan to value ratios from mortgage lenders are leaving an estimated 90,000 new build homes empty across the UK as...

06 December 2023

From: Breaking News

More help for first time buyers needed now, says leading mortgage lender

The Nationwide wants greater government support for first-time buyers as rising costs delay owning a home. As one of the UK’s biggest...

29 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Thriving Choice of Small-Deposit Mortgage Options - Moneyfacts

Moneyfacts is reporting that there’s what it calls a “thriving choice” of mortgage options.  Its latest UK Mortgage Trends Treasury Report shows the number...

22 November 2023

From: Breaking News

It’s War - Lenders compete on price as sub-4% rates look likely

Many of the country’s major lenders - and quite a few smaller ones, too - have slashed mortgage rates in response...

20 November 2023

From: Breaking News

A third of Britons waiting for inheritance before buying property

A new study by a price comparison platform suggests that many younger Britons are waiting to inherit before buying a home. In...

15 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Dire borrowing and credit data from Bank of England

There’s been an alarming set of figures in the Bank of England’s latest Money and Credit report, which relates to September. Net...

08 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Single First-Time Buyers cannot afford 75% of homes using Mortgage Guarantee Scheme

Rightmove claims that single first-time buyers on an average salary and with a 5.0 per cent deposit could not afford three-quarters...

06 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Guarantee Extension in package of first time buyer help

A range informal media briefings on behalf of the UK government suggest that an extension of the current mortgage guarantee scheme...

30 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Interest Rates Are Redefining Housing Market - Nationwide

The Nationwide says high interest rates are helping to redefine the housing market in terms of transaction volumes and choices of...

11 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Borrowers Show Low Level Of Understanding Their Debt - survey

A depressing 64 per cent of people have taken out a mortgage or personal loan without fully understanding how it works,...

11 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Average Mortgage Rates Continue To Drop

It’s now the tenth week that average rates of dropped, as the slow but steady downward trend of fixed-mortgage rates continues.  As...

09 October 2023

From: Breaking News

UK Finance Review shows how borrowers cope with higher rates

UK Finance’s latest Household Finance Review - for the second quarter of this year - lifts the lid on mortgages. The headlines...

06 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Top lender reveals how rate hikes have hurt housing market

High interest rates are worsening the affordability issues at play in the housing market, the Halifax admits. It says that downward pressure...

28 August 2023

From: Breaking News

They’re Back - Nationwide returns to 95% lending on flats

Nationwide Building Society has returned to lending at 95 per cent loan to value on non-new build flats. The society reduced its...

13 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Property expert gives his verdict on new mortgage products

After the latest rise in Bank of England Base Rate, mortgage lenders are offering new products to help those struggling to...

23 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Accord cuts rates at the double!

Accord Mortgages is making further changes to its buy-to-let and residential rates. For the second time in as many weeks, buy to...

04 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage rises put squeeze on buyers

Mortgage interest rates increased by 2.56% in 2022, with a sharp increase from 1.51% in January to a record 4.07% on...

28 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Bank of Mum and Dad forks out £8.8 bn

Gifts and loans from the Bank of Mum & Dad (BOMAD) totalled £8.8 billion in 2022, according to the latest analysis...

21 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Record year for building society

Newcastle Building Society has reported record lendings for 2022 of £586 million. Significant support was provided to Members, clients, and colleagues during...

07 March 2023

From: Breaking News

L&G Mortgage Club announces exclusive with Leek Building Society

Advisers looking to place business with Leek Building Society via Legal & General Mortgage Club will now benefit from access to...

07 February 2023

From: Breaking News

The cost of homeownership rises to £76,000 in first year

Estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk, claims that after purchasing a property the average homebuyer pays £76,000 during the initial year. In some...

22 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Oh dear! Mortgage payments see second largest increase

Not the best news for the property sector, as the latest research by Revolution Brokers, shows that the monthly cost of...

06 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - mortgage costs increase up to 21.5%

New findings by Revolution Brokers reveal exactly how much more money homeowners and buyers can expect to pay for their mortgage...

15 September 2022

From: Breaking News

First-time buyer deposits climb 41% in the last decade

Deposits for property purchases typically cost 10-15% of the value of the home and saving for one can be particularly challenging, especially for...

16 August 2022

From: Breaking News

League 2 footballers outperform women’s topflight for property buying potential

After the phenomenal win, England was crowned UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 champions after the 31-game tournament came to an end with...

04 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Want to put an offering on a property? Here’s how to maximise your chances

Although the property market is excelling, sustained levels of buyer demand have caused pertinent delays at the back end of the...

28 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed – how much does a 50 year mortgage really cost?

New research by estate and lettings agent, Barrows and Forrester, uncovered the interest rates that homebuyers with a 50-year mortgage are...

14 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage roundup – a month of firsts in the mortgage sphere

This week’s mortgage roundup involves a month of firsts and milestones, with Proportunity and BuildLoan launching UK-first products for buyers. Meanwhile,...

05 July 2022

From: Breaking News

How brokers can help first-time buyers on the affordable mortgage route

In this guest piece, Adrian Plant, director of Shared Ownership at Leaders Romans Group and Calum Toone, mortgage advisor at Mortgage Scout, delve into the...

30 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Advisers call for reforms to break down barriers to homeownership for FTBs

In the UK, homeownership remains one of the main aspirations for young adults and families who envision climbing the property ladder...

21 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Moving in a positive direction – expert reacts to interest rate rise

Last week (June 16), the Bank of England increased the base rate by 0.25%, up from 1.00% to 1.25%. In response, Moneyfacts.co.uk...

21 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Shocking £27m deposits still held in rental disputes since 2021

While tenancy disputes did see a year-on-year decline in volume during 2021, the latest industry insight from mydeposits show that there...

14 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Boris Johnson outlines 'comprehensive review' of mortgages in major speech

The Prime Minister used a housing speech in Blackpool yesterday to outline plans for a wide-ranging review of the mortgage market and housing...

10 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Top tips for renters struggling to get on the property ladder

New research from Canopy reveals 10% of UK private renters have been unsuccessful in getting a mortgage, despite 80% never missing...

12 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Five expert tips to get on the property ladder on your own

Often, we are sold the dream of settling down with a partner and purchasing our dream house together – but, what...

10 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed – How the Help to Buy market is changing

New research by sales optimisation platform, Unlatch, shows that within the new-build sector help to buy homes has declined. Since 2013 Help to...

12 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Britain’s booming house market sees deposit costs for FTB escalate

Recently a study was done and revealed by Stipendium, the platform that simplifies life’s complex events such as home moving, that...

12 April 2022

From: Breaking News

First-time buyer’s fortnight: Getting a mortgage

First Time Buyer’s Fortnight aims to give potential homebuyers the information they need to make more informed decisions about the home...

08 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage roundup – enhancing the homebuying journey

This week’s mortgage roundup is all about simplifying the homebuying journey, with a new partnership formed to streamline the buying process and...

24 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Insight: Where are FTBs borrowing more than 7 times their salary?

With house prices rising at their fastest pace in 17 years, first-time buyers now need to borrow up to seven-and-a-half times...

15 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Don’t let the heart rule the head when buying a house - tips from Together

Scott Clay at Together - the specialist lender - has shared a few tips for couples considering buying their first home...

15 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Good times ahead – brokers optimistic about new-build sector in 2022

More than three-quarters (79%) of mortgage brokers feel optimistic about how the new-build housing market will perform in 2022, new research...

20 January 2022

From: Breaking News

New Year budgeting tips revealed

As we’ve entered another New Year, now is as good a time as any to re-evaluate our spending habits and get...

20 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Covid curse: FTBs forced to raise an extra £23k to buy first home

First-time buyers (FTBs) that have bought their home in the last 18-month period since March 2020 have experienced an increasingly expensive...

09 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Deposit Unlock mortgages launches nationally

Deposit Unlock, a mortgage scheme that allows new build buyers to purchase with a 5% deposit, has launched nationally with 17...

02 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Road to homeownership for FTBs is longer than expected – study

New research has shown it will take aspiring first-time buyers significantly longer to get on the property ladder than they expect....

18 November 2021

From: Breaking News

The stamp duty holiday made first-time buyers £25k worse off

Market estate agency comparison website GetAgent.co.uk recently revealed how the stamp duty holiday has made house prices difficult for the first-time...

24 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Study reveals owning a home costs more than buying a home

Research by an estate agent comparison site has found that the cost of homeownership has climbed by a great margin. GetAgent looked...

03 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Tembo raises £2.5m to help tackle the ‘poverty premium’

Tembo, a London-based FinTech on a mission to transform consumer lending through the power of family, has announced that it has...

13 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Homebuying app launched to educate first-time buyers on mortgages

New data has found that 89% of mortgage advisers believe first-time buyers need more education on purchasing a property and what...

05 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Study – Bank of Gran and Grandad gift almost £1 million a day

According to new research from equity adviser Key, the Bank of Gran and Grandad has gifted nearly £1 million a day...

24 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Shock results as Brits choose mortgages over marriage

According to new research from Direct Line Life Insurance, 6.3 million Brits would choose marriage over a mortgage. The research also...

17 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Family lending made simple with new lending platform

Tembo, the ‘next generation’ lending platform, has launched a new approach to family lending for mortgages. The lender offers a range of...

17 June 2021

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers use lockdown savings for deposits

According to new research from estate agents Purplebricks, 43% of today’s first-time buyers (FTBs) have fully funded their own deposit. While...

21 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Mortgage roundup – fresh products for advisers and landlords incoming

The Nottingham has unveiled loan-to-value (LTV) limited company buy-to-let (BTL) fixed-rate products. The building society has announced four new two and five-year...

13 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Whopping 123% rise in house purchases – has the market bounced back?

An equity release advisory is reflecting on the shifts in equity release usage and behaviour in the first quarter of 2021. Research...

06 May 2021

From: Breaking News

FTB index – stamp duty holiday benefits and deposit saving woes

The UK housing market has boomed over the past year, with buyers and sellers benefitting from recent initiatives. But how have...

06 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Mortgage roundup – a diverse range of products just in time for Easter…

Vernon Building Society has announced a new competitively priced mortgage, available up to 90% of the property’s value. The mortgage is designed...

01 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Debt begone! Lockdown savings fuel record mortgage repayments

Savings made during lockdown have allowed some borrowers to reduce their debt commitments, with a record £17.6 billion of mortgages repaid...

18 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Financial advice and mortgage broker app launched for FTBs

Multiply AI, a fully automated financial adviser app, has partnered with digital mortgage broker Mojo to provide the first end-to-end digital...

18 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Value of new mortgage commitments reached record high in 2020

The total value of new mortgages set to be handed out in the coming months reached its highest level since 2007...

16 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed – where are asking price reductions boosting activity?

Property buyers in certain cities could enjoy a hat-trick of savings via the stamp duty holiday, a reduced mortgage deposit requirement and...

09 March 2021

From: Breaking News

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