Latest mortgage news - Help to Buy scheme


28 Sep 2017

New Build house prices rise 17% with support from Help to Buy, says ONS

Prices of new build properties in England increased over 17% in a year with record loans from the government’s Help to Buy scheme.

16 Dec 2016

Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme ends this month

At the end of December phase two of the Help to Buy scheme is going to be withdrawn by the government after a successful three years.

07 Nov 2016

Business leaders urge government to tackle UK housing crisis

CBI business leaders have urged the government to tackle the housing crisis to meet their target of a million new homes by 2020.

29 Oct 2016

Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme ended by the government

The government has closed the Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme that has helped 86,341 first timer buyers on to the housing market.

11 Feb 2016

Right to buy places 40% of homes on the private rental market, says MP report

An MP committee has found that 40% of ex-council homes sold using right to buy are now privately rented properties.

14 Jan 2016

London Help to Buy scheme set to launch in February

From February the new London Help to Buy scheme will offer homebuyers loans up to 40% of the property value to purchase new-build homes.

23 Dec 2015

First time buyers must save for 24 years to afford their first property

New research by the Resolution Foundation finds the average first time buyer takes 24 years to save enough deposit to buy their home.

29 Nov 2015

London Help to Buy and Shared Ownership schemes extended

Homebuyers in London are to benefit as the government improves Help to Buy and removes restrictions for Shared Ownership scheme.

29 Nov 2015

Help to Buy Isa gives first time buyers helping hand to buy their home

People struggling to buy their first home are given a helping hand with the Help to Buy Isa free from tax and up to 4% interest.

28 Nov 2015

Buy-to-let homes face higher stamp duty with Autumn Statement

Landlords of buy-to-let properties must pay much higher stamp duty land tax following the chancellor’s Autumn Statement.

10 Sep 2015

Help to Buy scheme for equity loans hits record numbers for June

The government’s Help to Buy scheme has hit record levels in June for the equity loan part with 4,745 completions.

29 Jul 2015

Mortgage lending reaches a new high as the housing market picks up pace

Figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders show mortgage lending has recovered since the election and reached a seven year high.

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