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KEYWORD "interest rates" - 100 RESULTS
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

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Revealed - the latest trends in UK lending and borrowing

A new report reveals the latest trends  in UK lending and borrowing, compiled by lending software company Lenvi. The most notable trends include...

17 April 2024

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First Monthly House Price Fall for Six Months

UK house prices grew in March on a quarterly basis, by 2.0%, with annual growth slowing to 0.3%, from 1.6% in...

15 April 2024

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Housing Market shows sign of improvement despite high rates

UK house prices fell by 0.2% in March. Nevertheless, the annual rate of house price growth edged higher to 1.6% in...

10 April 2024

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April Mortgage’s long-term deals win additional exposure

Legal & General Mortgage Club has added April Mortgages to its lender panel, giving additional exposure to April’s long-term fixed-rate remortgage...

04 April 2024

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Analysis shows long term rebalancing housing market

The average volume of UK properties listed for sale month-on-month rose by 58% in 2023 compared to a year previously, underscoring...

27 March 2024

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New analysis shows busiest cities for buyers in today’s housing market

Analysis from estate agency Yopa reveals that while the London market may be the worst performing in terms of house prices, it...

20 March 2024

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Dip in demand for new builds as interest rates keep buyers at bay

Homebuyer appetites for new-build properties have dipped. Demand dropped 1.1 per cent in the last quarter according to analysis by easyMoney of...

11 March 2024

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BTL fixed rates plummet as product choice rises again

The buy to let mortgage sector has seen fixed rates fall to their lowest point since September 2022, according to analysis...

04 March 2024

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Innovative new trackers aim at buy to let and development investors

Hampshire Trust Bank has launched a limited edition two year discounted Flex tracker across its buy to let and semi-commercial offerings....

04 March 2024

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Mortgage volumes plummet for older borrowers

There were 29,060 new mortgages taken out by older borrowers over 55 in the last three months of 2023 - down...

26 February 2024

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Will stable inflation prompt a rate cut? Or will the Bank stick?

Diverse views have emerged from financial services figures in response to last week’s news that the headline rate of inflation remained...

21 February 2024

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Virgin Money sees long-term mortgage improvements despite recent dip

High street bank Virgin Money UK says there is light at the end of the tunnel for mortgages and the housing...

14 February 2024

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Octane Capital issues a brutal warning on mortgage rates

By Jonathan Samuels, chief executive of specialist property lender Octane Capital, writes: The Bank of England’s decision to hold interest rates on...

14 February 2024

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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

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Worrying rise in mortgage arrears and repossessions - new data

UK Finance says there were 93,680 homeowner mortgages in arrears of 2.5 per cent or more of the outstanding balance in...

12 February 2024

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Lender’s internal data reveals shocking fast-growing arrears

Global intelligence company Pepper Advantage, which has a portfolio of over 100,000 UK residential mortgages, says there’s been a dramatic increase...

07 February 2024

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Nationwide’s shock rate rise may not be the only one - warning

At the middle of last week Nationwide slashed its rates to the most competitive of all in the current lenders price...

05 February 2024

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Mortgage Market Bounce drives housing market recovery

The number of mortgages offered to home buyers went up from 49,300 in November to 50,500 in December, against the normal...

05 February 2024

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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

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Growing interest in longer-term mortgages - but borrowers pay dearly…

The number of mortgages with over 30-year terms sold to UK borrowers jumped 13 per cent in the year to end...

29 January 2024

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Negative effects of mortgages on housing market “overstated” - claim

The negative effects of higher mortgage rates on affordability were overestimated throughout 2023 with house prices having dropped one one to...

29 January 2024

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Shock government figure means likely delays to first rate cut

There are growing fears that the hoped-for Bank of England base rate cut this spring - the first off possibly several...

22 January 2024

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Bank of England chief warns of ‘future shocks’ derailing recovery

Bank of England governor Andrew Bailey is warning that ‘future shocks’ may yet derail economic recovery. In a session with MPs at...

15 January 2024

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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

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Nationwide’s Warning - no housing market rebound likely in 2024

There’s no prospect of a rapid recovery for the housing market in 2024 despite some green shoots appearing. The warning comes from...

10 January 2024

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Bank of England Will Cut Rates sooner rather than later, say experts

A poll of leading economists for London-focussed business newspaper City AM reveals that some believe a Bank of England base cut...

08 January 2024

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Landlords hit hard by Soaring Mortgage Costs - new data

Monthly interest costs have surged by 283 per cent since 2021 for landlords using interest-only mortgages, research shows. Octane Capital compared rates...

03 January 2024

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Mortgage Rates lead to fewer moves from London in 2023

The number of Londoners leaving the capital to move elsewhere in Britain dropped back sharply in 2023, following two years of...

27 December 2023

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Brokers Speak Out - key industry issues for 2024

Crystal Specialist Finance has conducted its Annual Survey with over 10,000 brokers for the second year running. The point is to see...

20 December 2023

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2024 - forecasts on lending, buy to let, arrears and possessions

UK Finance has published its housing and mortgage market forecasts for 2024 and 2025 together with projections for 2023 full year numbers. Key figures for 2023 In...

20 December 2023

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Falling swap rates indicate lower mortgage rates - eventually

Mortgage rates are predicted to fall next year as lenders take advantage of cheaper funding, after figures show that average swap...

20 December 2023

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Alarm Bells Ring as mortgage arrears shoot upwards

The Bank of England says there was £18.8 billion of mortgage borrowing in arrears in the third quarter of this year. That’s...

20 December 2023

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Interest Rates - year ends on optimistic note as brokers hope for better 2024

With the Bank of England maintaining base rate - as expected - at 5.25 per cent, the broker community ends 2023...

18 December 2023

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Landlords to expand portfolios in 2024 despite huge increase in costs

Many landlords say they’re set to expand investments in 2024 despite facing up to 80 per cent higher costs in the...

18 December 2023

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Unpredictable interest rates could spell upheaval for housing market

A new survey - going against the trend of other housing market studies - suggests that house prices could rise six...

13 December 2023

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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

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OBR warns house prices to fall further before market recovery

The Office for Budget Responsibility - part of the Treasury but operating independently of government - is forecasting house prices to...

29 November 2023

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Nationwide’s slashed rates means price war goes on to end of year

Nationwide has reduced selected mortgage rates by up to 0.43 per cent across its New Business, Switcher, Additional Borrowing, Existing Customers...

27 November 2023

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Landlords ‘Hit Harder Than Others’ by interest rate hikes - claim

The research chief at lettings agency Hamptons says it’s likely that landlords have been hit harder by high interest rates than...

22 November 2023

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Lender warns rates must drop further and faster to boost housing market

The Mortgage Lander is warning that mortgages rates will need to come down more, and faster, to really kick-start the housing...

20 November 2023

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Mortgage Interest Tax Relief must be reinstated - agency boss speaks out

The chief executive of Winkworth estate agency chain says this week’s Autumn Statement must see the reinstatement of Mortgage Interest Tax...

20 November 2023

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Buy-to-let landlords reduce borrowing amidst rising rates

The nation’s landlords are responding to higher levels of mortgage interest rates by cutting their borrowing. The research comes from specialist property...

15 November 2023

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Are lawyers holding up housing transactions?

Some 45 per cent of homebuyers cited in a survey say slow property lawyer response time is a key pain point...

15 November 2023

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Warning: Mortgage growth to hit 10-year low amid economic headwinds

The EY Item Club is warning that the UK is set to experience the slowest two-year mortgage growth in a decade. EY...

13 November 2023

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Amazing interest-free mortgage help  scheme introduced by government

Homeowners in Wales who are struggling with their mortgages could get loans that are interest-free for the first five years under...

13 November 2023

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Unique mortgage affordability tool launched by digital broker

A digital mortgage broker has launched an online tool aggregating data from over 50 Buy to Let lenders to calculate what...

08 November 2023

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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

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Equity Release begins long haul back to normal market conditions

The equity release market has seen growth for the first time in 12 months with quarterly increases in both new customers...

08 November 2023

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Base Rate on Hold - what it means for mortgages

The Bank of England has held base rate at 5.25 per cent, with most analysts saying this is likely to be...

06 November 2023

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Lender gives dire warning about UK house price future

The UK's largest mortgage lender expects house prices to fall this year and next before rising in 2025. Lloyds Banking Group -...

01 November 2023

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Brokers ‘need to offer more support to hard-pressed landlords’

Landlords need greater support from mortgage advisers in order to navigate the best course through the current economic climate. That’s according to...

01 November 2023

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Interest Only - another surge in demand online

Searches for interest-only mortgages rose a hefty 51 per cent in the past month as buyers seek to improve affordability. Research data...

25 October 2023

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Record mortgage debt repayments as equity release “changes market”

UK mortgage holders are repaying record amounts of mortgage debt, according to the  Equity Release Council. But the ERC claims high levels...

25 October 2023

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Mortgage Debt Prompts Think Tank To Demand Policy Overhaul

Britain’s macroeconomic policy framework needs an overhaul to tackle the risk of an unsustainable ratcheting up of debt. That’s the view of...

25 October 2023

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Mortgage Crisis for Landlords With 40% Higher Payments

Landlords in the UK are paying 40 per cent more mortgage interest than in August 2022, which equates to an extra...

23 October 2023

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Skipton in “unprecedented move” to shake up residential mortgages

Skipton Building Society has made what some brokers call an “unprecedented move” by offering rates for existing borrowers switching products starting...

16 October 2023

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Mortgage Defaults Rising - and there’s likely to be worse to come

Analysts suggest that mortgage lending is likely to fall over the rest of 2023 with both demand and supply dropping thanks...

16 October 2023

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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

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Many More 35-Year Mortgages - new figures show surge

New data from Experian reveals that one in four mortgages lent to those under 30 now have a term of 35...

11 October 2023

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Millions of Borrowers Struggle with Mortgage Payments

An estimated seven million UK households are struggling to keep up with their rent or mortgage payments, Which? warns, with millions...

04 October 2023

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What Next After A Year Of Mortgage Mayhem?

It’s now one year since former Prime Minister Liz Truss and Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng’s ill-fated mini-budget, which acted as a catalyst...

04 October 2023

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Average rate on five-year fixed deal is sub-6% for first time in months

The interest rate on the average five-year fixed mortgage has dropped below 6.0 per cent for the first time in nearly...

02 October 2023

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It’s Beginning To Look A Lot… like a Christmas mortgage crisis

Half a million mortgage-holders are facing an imminent financial shock as their fixed deals end in the run-up to Christmas or...

25 September 2023

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One More Rate Rise? Or Is This It For Now?

The jury is out as to whether there will be a rate rise this week when the Bank of England Monetary...

18 September 2023

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Four in 10 borrowers will be retired when their mortgages mature

Equifax data has found that 41 per cent of live mortgages in the UK are held by customers who will be...

13 September 2023

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Interest Rate Damage - huge regional variations to housing market

The impact of higher interest rates isn’t felt equally across the country, according to data from the Halifax. Despite recording one of...

06 September 2023

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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

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Brokers Issue Warning Over ‘Cut Price’ Housing Market

Brokers are wanting that the recent Rightmove asking price index does not mean that sellers are necessarily in a position to...

30 August 2023

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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

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Borrowers switch to lump-sum repayments and fixed rate products

UK mortgage customers are turning to fixed rates and lump-sum payments as interest rates rise, according to new research by Butterfield...

23 August 2023

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Brokers angry at lenders’ “brutal” buy to let arrangement fees

Brokers are up in arms about alleged profiteering by buy to let mortgage lenders’ arrangement fees. These jumped last autumn as a...

23 August 2023

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Warning - Inflation Won’t Hit 2% Target until Mid-2025

The Bank of England’s monetary policy committee is warning that inflation - which is effectively determining base rate and interest rates...

14 August 2023

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Brokers’ Views - What Next for Interest Rates?

A series of financial experts give their prediction for next week’s Bank of England monetary policy committee decision - No rise?...

01 August 2023

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New guidance to help meet Consumer Duty requirements

PMS Mortgage Club, in partnership with compliance experts Bankhall, has rolled out a new support service to help mortgage and protection...

01 August 2023

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Survey shows public reliance on brokers as mortgage woe continues

A new survey of 2,000 UK adults has revealed that 66 per cent of mortgage holders believe greater flexibility is needed...

25 July 2023

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Interest rates WILL go up next week … and maybe after that

There’s general agreement amongst brokers and other finance sector professionals that the Bank of England will next week raise interest rates...

25 July 2023

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Mortgage Relief - UK banks can withstand the next economic crisis

The Bank of England’s latest stress test of the financial system suggests that UK's eight largest lenders could survive a worst...

18 July 2023

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Consumer Duty - Four Weeks before the Revolution Starts!

We’re now under four weeks away from the start of the Financial Conduct Authority’s Consumer Duty regime. This introduces a new Consumer...

04 July 2023

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Mortgage costs not deterring housing market - at least not yet

Nationwide says the sharp rise in the costs of mortgages is causing a "significant drag" on the housing market - but...

04 July 2023

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UK Finance reminds lending sector of obligations

Trade body UK Finance has issued a timely reminder to the mortgage lending sector of its obligations to borrowers struggling following...

27 June 2023

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Warning: UK mortgage rates set to rise further

The Bank of England’s monetary policy committee does not meet until June 22 but that doesn’t mean there’s any let up...

13 June 2023

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Will There Be A Housing Crash?

Mortgage lenders and brokers have rarely had a higher profile than right now, when they are seen as key to the...

13 June 2023

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Nightmare on Re-Mortgage Street - warning of woe ahead

A leading analyst is warning that a remortgage nightmare lies await in the second half of 2023. Sarah Coles of business consultancy...

06 June 2023

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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

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Mortgage market confidence recovers in Q1, says IMLA

There’s a growing optimism about the outlook for the mortgage market, according to the latest Mortgage Market Tracker report from the...

16 May 2023

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First-time buyers face record prices as sales recover

New seller asking prices rise by just 0.2% (+£890) this month to £366,247, which is notably lower than the average increase...

25 April 2023

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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

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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

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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

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Saffron refreshes home loans offer

Saffron Building Society has announced a full product refresh across its mortgage portfolio, focused on helping borrowers in need of larger...

14 March 2023

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Young people more likely to opt for trackers, says Uswitch study

People aged 18-24 are more than twice as likely to choose a tracker mortgage than any other age group Those 55 or...

07 February 2023

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Stormy weather for homebuyers but forecast is brighter

The Bank of England last week hiked interest rates by 0.5 percentage points - pushing the benchmark rate to 4% up...

07 February 2023

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Finance expert offers spoonful of sugar to mortgage holders

Mortgage holders swallowed another bitter pill last week when the Bank of England raised interest rates for the tenth consecutive time. The...

07 February 2023

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What is the Bank of England cooking up and what will it taste like?

The Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England meets on Thursday with the market expecting them to announce 0.5% raise...

31 January 2023

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Mortgage market will see a new normal, says Capricorn

Capricorn Financial Consultancy has released its market expectations for 2023, predicting that the UK mortgage market will have to acclimatise to...

24 January 2023

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Protection warning for borrowers and brokers issued by leading firm

A national brokerage has warned there is a danger of a shortfall in protection cover for borrowers. Just Mortgages claims there is 'a business and...

24 November 2022

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Mortgage crisis – 90% of arts and culture employees can’t remortgage

Mortgage rates in the UK have risen significantly during 2022, which appears to have proven an issue for homeowners hoping to switch...

01 November 2022

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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

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Devastating hit for homebuyers as mortgage costs climb

As governmental changes sweep through the nation, countless elements within the property sector have been affected, including mortgages. Market analysis by specialist...

27 September 2022

From: Breaking News

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