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KEYWORD "first time buyers" - 66 RESULTS
First Time Buyers sceptical that politicians will improve their chances

Fewer than half (46%) of potential first-time buyers believe this week’s General Election will improve their buying prospects, despite manifesto pledges. Labour...

03 July 2024

From: Breaking News

First Time Buyers deterred by over-strict mortgage rules - claim

New research from the Intermediary Mortgage Landers Association suggests that the cumulative shortfall in first-time buyer numbers since the financial crisis...

01 July 2024

From: Breaking News

First Time Buyer mortgage costs soar

 A new first-time buyer study from Rightmove reveals that the average first-time buyer mortgage payment has risen by 61% since the...

26 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Lender returns to 95% mortgage market with new deals

After a brief absence for what it calls “operational reasons” the Suffolk Building Society has returned to the 95% market with...

12 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

Mortgage market will see off General Election instability - expert's view

The mortgage market is resilient enough to endure temporary political uncertainty created by next month’s General Election. That’s the view of Jonathan...

10 June 2024

From: Breaking News

First Time Buyer loan applications soar - now biggest sector of mortgage market

Applications from first time buyers have grown by 33% so far this year with FTBs now making up a higher proportion...

03 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

Emerging Market Identified - many more first time buyers aged 50-plus

There was a 13% increase in Q1 2024 of 56-65 year-olds searching for their first property compared to the same period...

22 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

Mortgages target borrowers with CCJs and defaults

Aldermore is reintroducing a broader range of mortgages for owner occupiers. The lender says it wants to support often “overlooked customers” with...

01 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks launches Mortgage division targeting first time buyers

Purplebricks has launched Purplebricks Mortgages Limited - taking over from the old Strike Financial Services brand.  A year ago the Strike online...

01 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Record long mortgage terms for first time buyers

An analysis of government house price data by business consultancy Hargreaves Lansdown suggests the typical mortgage term for a first time...

17 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

HSBC launches Energy Efficient Homes mortgage range

HSBC used the Easter period to launch its Energy Efficient Homes range, tailored for UK residential first time buyers, home movers...

02 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Lender hires TV property guru to highlight empty homes scandal

Homes Under The Hammer property expert Lucy Alexander is fronting a new campaign to identify empty homes and bring them back...

27 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Brokerage survey gives surprise result for first time buyers’ affordability

A new study has revealed the best and worst UK regions for first-time buyers based on house affordability and earning potential.  The...

13 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

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

It’s Back! Confidence returns to the mortgage market says IMLA

The latest Mortgage Market Tracker report from the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association reveals that confidence has returned to the mortgage market,...

14 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

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

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

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

Big Rise for 35-year-plus mortgages amongst first time buyers

Some 20 per cent of first time buyers are snapping up mortgages of 35 years or more according to UK Finance. In...

13 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

Opportunity for Brokers as first timers rely on family and friends

First time buyers aged 18 to 34 are primarily relying on advice from family and friends rather than a broker for support on the homebuying process, according to Coventry for...

27 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Brokers’ advice crucial for first time buyers says new report

The first time buyer economy, comprised of lending and spending, will reach £74.1 billion by 2025, according to research by Coventry...

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

Bank of England Fears Grow Over Huge Longer-Term Mortgages

A Bank of England report has expressed concern at the number of homeowners - especially young first time buyers - taking...

18 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Market Snapshot: not all bad news

Finance tech company Twenty7tec has produced mortgage market statistics for July 2023 - and it’s not all bad news… July was the...

16 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Broker searches for interest-free mortgages soar

Legal & General’s new Ignite platform has seen a rise of 53 per cent in one month for broker searches for...

18 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Returning Homebuyer Show Scotland partners with Mortgage Advice Bureau

Autumn 2023 will see the return of the Homebuyer Show Scotland in Glasgow, a dedicated show for Scottish homebuyers looking to...

18 April 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

Revealed - stamp duty cut estimated to save homebuyers £1bn per year

The government announced the SDLT will only be payable on property purchases over £250,000. First-time buyers will only pay the tax...

27 September 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

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 underestimate the cost of buying

The homebuying process and its associated costs is being met with a lack of understanding amongst potential first-time buyers, fresh research...

07 November 2017

From: Breaking News

UK mortgage market surged in June

Fresh statistics suggest the UK’s mortgage market has been boosted again, with approvals for home lending up month on month and...

04 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Legal & General to kick off sixth roadshow this spring

Legal & General Mortgage Club has announced that it will be hosting its annual series of Mortgage Club LIVE events for...

01 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Shared ownership range launched by Tipton

Tipton has launched a new shared ownership range, including mortgages available throughout England and Wales up to 90% of the share...

11 August 2016

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers move home to build deposits

Single first-time buyers and couples can significantly cut the time it takes to save for a deposit by moving back in...

18 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let investors “storm housing market”

Buy-to-let investors are said to be "storming the housing market" as estate agents report an increase in the numbers trying to...

30 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Santander unveils “market-leading” Help-to-Buy Isa

Santander has launched what it claims is a market-leading Help to Buy Isa rate charging 4.00%. The new tax-free savings rate is...

15 March 2016

From: Breaking News

150,000 now own through Help to Buy

More than 150,000 people have become homeowners through the Government’s flagship Help to Buy housing scheme. New official figures show that 80%...

11 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Nationwide cuts 95% LTV mortgage rates

Nationwide is cutting selected deals by up to 0.40% across its range of 95% LTV fixed rate mortgages from today. Its two-year 95%...

06 January 2016

From: Breaking News

First time buyers stage 2015 comeback

The number of first-time buyers rose by almost a quarter in 2015 despite growing fears that they are being squeezed out...

05 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Help to Buy Isa rates flop

Two thirds of prospective homebuyers are likely to take advantage of the new Help to Buy Isa yet rates so far...

02 December 2015

From: Breaking News

First-time buyer sales soar to six-year high

House sales to first time buyers accounted for nearly a third of total sales in October, the highest proportion since August...

01 December 2015

From: Breaking News

TSB launches 10-year fix and cuts rates

TSB has launched a competitive 10-year fixed rate mortgage and cut rates on other deals by up to 0.25%. The new 10-year...

17 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Nationwide offers free valuations across entire range

Nationwide Building Society is removing all standard valuation fees from its mortgage range. Customers will now be able to select any mortgage...

12 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let crackdown “harms tenants more than landlords”

Loss of higher rate tax relief and tighter regulation on buy-to-let could harm tenants more than landlords by constraining the supply of rented...

20 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Now Nationwide and Co-op join mortgage price war

Nationwide and The Co-operative Bank are the latest lenders to join in the recent bout of mortgage rate cutting. This follows a flurry...

16 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Nationwide launches £1bn first-time buyer plan

Nationwide is aiming to boost first-time buyer mortgage lending with £1 billion of new low deposit products. It is launching a range...

10 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks launch new mortgage rates

Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks have launched new lower mortgage rates with a number of market-leading products. The competitive rates include a selection...

04 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Nationwide to offer Help to Buy Isa in December

Nationwide Building Society will back the new government-backed Help to Buy Isa from 1 December. The new offering will run alongside its...

27 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Brokers welcome Osborne’s planning reforms

Mortgage brokers and property companies have welcomed government proposals to overhaul Britain’s planning laws and increase housebuilding. Chancellor George Osborne announced on...

13 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Nationwide cuts rates across its range

Nationwide is making a series of rate reductions across its mortgage range from today with fixed rates cut by up to...

30 April 2015

From: Breaking News

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