Latest mortgage news


15 Jun 2020

Asking prices bounce back with strong demand from buyers

With strong demand from buyers asking prices for property are up on average 1.9% compared to March before the Coronavirus lockdown.

02 Jun 2020

Third of Britons are more positive with their home during lockdown

Living through lockdown over a third of Brits have a greater sense of community with their neighbours and are positive about their homes.

29 May 2020

Buyer demand rebounds up 88pc across England

Demand for property has increased by 88% as the English housing market reopens and exceeds pre-lockdown levels.

18 May 2020

House prices firm with strong demand as housing market opens

As the housing market reopens there is demand with 5.2 million visits from prospective home movers supporting house prices.

15 May 2020

Fixed rate mortgages fall to record lows with fewer products

Two and five year fixed mortgage rates have reduced to historic lows giving you the chance to save money by switching to a preferential rate.

07 May 2020

Home buyers back to browsing property since Covid-19 lockdown

The number of hours home buyers spend online looking for property has increased since the lockdown with 40% rise in London.

28 Apr 2020

Demand for homes falls 70pc as housing market is suspended

The government has effectively suspended the housing market with the lockdown to control the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic.

21 Apr 2020

Equity release rates fall to record lows during Covid-19 crisis

Interest rates for equity release products drop to record lows as uncertainty continues over the Coronavirus economic impact.

14 Apr 2020

Mortgage payment holidays given to 1.2 million homeowners

Lenders have agreed to give 1.2 million homeowners impacted by the Coronavirus crisis a mortgage payment holiday.

01 Apr 2020

Fixed rate mortgage costs are lower as lenders withdraw products

The cost of fixed rate mortgages for borrowers has reduced but Coronavirus fears have seen lenders withdraw many products.

27 Mar 2020

Housing demand is 40pc lower with impact from Coronavirus

Demand for housing is lower by 40% last month with the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic changing the market.

20 Mar 2020

Buy-to-let landlords offered mortgage holidays if rent not paid by tenants

The Chancellor has extended the three-month mortgage holiday to buy-to-let landlords if tenants cannot pay rent due to Coronavirus.

17 Mar 2020

Equity release to rescue homeowners with £18,000 income shortfall

Older homeowners are expecting an £18,000 shortfall for their retirement income with equity release offering untapped potential.

16 Mar 2020

Record high asking prices are at risk from spread of Coronavirus

Asking prices in the UK surge to a record high of £312,625 rising 3.5% over the year and now threatened by the spread of Coronavirus.

01 Mar 2020

Top 10 most valuable home improvements you can make revealed

Find out what are the top ten ways you can improve the quality of life that are also the most profitable home improvements.

24 Feb 2020

Retirement interest only mortgages offer more choice to homeowners

Homeowners have access to double the number of retirement interest only mortgages as more providers offer products.

21 Feb 2020

Homeowners are up to 18pc better off per month than renters

Owning your own home is cheaper than renting by up to 18% each month plus the opportunity for equity if house prices rise.

16 Feb 2020

First time buyers given 30pc discount on First Home schemes

The government’s new First Home scheme will give first time buyers a 30% discount to get on the property ladder.

14 Feb 2020

Home movers pay a £33,000 premium to live in market towns

Living in a market town is popular for home buyers and the £33,000 premium paid has reduced by 3% in the last year.

03 Feb 2020

Buy-to-let investors benefit from lower fixed mortgage rates

Fixed rate mortgage rates are reducing and set to fall further to the benefit of buy-to-let investors with more competition in 2020.

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