Latest mortgage news


29 Jun 2017

Bank of England new mortgage affordability rules fearing higher debts

Homebuyers can expect tougher affordability tests from lenders when applying for mortgages as Bank of England acts over easy borrowing.

27 Jun 2017

Second steppers need support from family to move up the property ladder

Nearly one in three second steppers require over £20,000 in financial support from the bank of Mum and Dad to buy their next home.

21 Jun 2017

Home sales fall in 82% of towns with worst in London and South East

The number of property sales were -7% lower during 2016 with the majority of towns in England and Wales decreasing.

15 Jun 2017

Overseas investors buy London new build homes aimed at first time buyers

Research for Mayor of London Sadiq Khan shows first time buyers in the capital are losing out to overseas investors acquiring property.

13 Jun 2017

Houses prices rebound despite property market slowdown

Despite the property market slowing down this year house prices have unexpectedly rebounded including expensive London.

01 Jun 2017

House prices decline for longest period since 2009, says Nationwide

The housing market has recorded its third consecutive monthly fall in house prices for May, the first time this has occurred since 2009.

25 May 2017

Home buyers in London down 18% compared to a year ago

For the second quarter in a row the number of home buyers are lower in London due to restricted supply and affordability.

25 May 2017

House price growth in London slowest for 5 years in city rankings

Manchester house price growth leads the UK while there is a material slowdown in the most unaffordable cities such as London.

17 May 2017

First time buyers owning their own home in larger numbers

The number of first time buyers increased by 30% in the last month with demand expected to continue with attractive mortgage deals.

16 May 2017

New build house prices fall 7% in England for the month

Prices of new build properties have reduced by -7% as price inflation has eased and housing market activity is subdued across the country.

15 May 2017

Equity release from property used for future retirement income

Housing wealth in England of £1.8 trillion can be accessed with equity release and used by an aging population to fund retirement.

09 May 2017

Mortgage rates reach new lows as availability to borrowers rises

The mortgage market has seen a rise in the number of products on offer giving homeowners more choice as rates reach new lows.

28 Apr 2017

UK house prices fall for second month and growth slowest in four years

Nationwide’s index has recorded the second monthly fall in house prices with homeowners feeling the pinch due to the economy.

21 Apr 2017

Record low 0.89% mortgage rate offered with high fees from lender

Yorkshire Building Society has launched a record low mortgage rate as competition increases but is it worth the high fees.

15 Apr 2017

Fix your mortgage for five years to beat rising inflation

The cost of five year mortgages has reduced in the last year and now could be the time to fix this rate and inflation proof your budget.

11 Apr 2017

London property prices fall with sharp slowdown over a year

Property price growth in London have reduced and is now 3.7% over the year in contrast to a rise in prices on average in the country.

11 Apr 2017

Strong home buying activity increases 6% by value in the last month

Home buyers start the year strongly with mortgage lending of £8.9 billion in February which is an increase of 7% over the month.

07 Apr 2017

Annual house price growth is lowest for four years, says Halifax

Growth in house prices is at the lowest rate since May 2013 and more than halving over the year with no growth in the last month.

27 Mar 2017

Equity release record levels as people unlock value from their homes

Amounts of equity released from homes reached £1.24 billion in the second half of 2016 a record level of wealth that continues to growth.

27 Mar 2017

Bank of mum and dad key to help first time buyers on the property ladder

The number of first time buyers relying on the bank of mum and dad has reached a historic high and the trend is set to continue.

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