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Large Mortgage Loans Going Mainstream At Halifax

Created on 17 May 2013.

Halifax has cut rates on a range of two year products on their range of loans above £1m.

Halifax Reports Prices On The Move

Created on 01 May 2013.

House prices in the first three months of 2013 were 1.2% higher than in the final three months of 2012 according to the latest Halifax House Price Index.

Size Is Not Everything With Buy-to-Let

Created on 29 April 2013.

It is not the 1 million mortgage properties but rather, one and two bedroom properties which deliver the highest rental returns with average yields of 6.8% and 6.4% respectively, data from Countrywide ...

Expats, Mortgages and Foreign Currency

Created on 07 October 2015. Posted in Live News

... is difficult for the millions of Brits living abroad who want to own property in the UK and take advantage of a stable property sector. It could also see restrictions to the London property market for ...

Lenders free up lending to focus on safer interest-only loans

Created on 02 October 2015. Posted in Live News

We note the trend of lenders reducing the number of interest-only mortgage loans they have on their books. In 2012 lenders had 2.5 million mortgages that were interest-only but that figure dropped by ...

How can I get a second home mortgage?

Created on 24 June 2015. Posted in Live News

... purchase a second property of their own. The latest available figures from the 2011 Census show 1,5 million residents in England and Wales - 2.8 per cent of the population – with second addresses that ...

London house prices set to fall 3.6% this year

Created on 27 May 2015. Posted in Live News

... system for many and reduces the tax bills for millions but the new burden falls on higher valued homes. Property worth more than £2m now faces a stamp duty tax bill of 12 per cent above the threshold. ...

Buy to let booms 13% in a year

Created on 14 May 2015. Posted in Live News

...  Firstly, the pensions revolution starting next month will allow anyone aged over 55 to have access to their entire pension pot. This will give millions access to billions of pounds of hard-earned savings ...

Pensioners enjoying Govt rewards should think about mortgages

Created on 10 March 2015. Posted in Live News

... 55% charge. This is a big shift. From April millions of savers over 55 will have access to large opts of money that they did not have before. It could have major implications for the mortgage and ...

Millions Overpaying on Mortgages -The Cost of Complacency?

Created on 01 February 2015. Posted in Live News

New research by Capital Fortune indicates that millions of borrowers may be overpaying on their current standard variable mortgages due to complacency. In light of the numerous deals now available, Rob ...

Scotland launches major overhaul of stamp duty

Created on 13 October 2014. Posted in Live News

... Scots will pay have to pay £138,000 under the new system. This will have a huge impact on sales of expensive homes. For millions of Scots this reform is welcome and we hope the rest of the country is ...

Carney pushes rate rise back to 2015

Created on 15 August 2014. Posted in Live News

... at a rock bottom record low of 0.5 percent for more than five years. Millions of mortgage holders not on fixed rate deals are waiting for the Bank to increase rates and see their costs rise. Bank of ...

Pensions Revolution Could Boost Pensioner Buy To Lets

Created on 23 March 2014. Posted in Live News

...  It will see millions of people having access to billions of pounds and is a true revolution of the pensions system. Billions will be available to invest in different areas in any way people see fit in ...

Is Prime London Property Now An Investment Arm of the Super-Rich?

Created on 12 February 2014. Posted in Live News

... but want to retain links with the UK. The concern is to bring down house prices and it is true that billions of pound worth of global money has flooded into the capital. Millionaire Frenchmen, billionaire ...

British Expat Mortgages in Singapore for UK Expats

Created on 26 August 2013. Posted in Singapore

There are currently 4.65million British expats worldwide and according to the Office of National Statistics (CFP/DWP/ONS/2012), Singapore currently accommodates nearly 50,000 UK nationals. We deal with ...

Mortgage lending rockets 26 per cent in June

Created on 28 July 2013. Posted in Live News

... is approaching a quarter of a million per annum, it is worth bearing in mind that this is still barely half of activity rates a decade earlier, and so far below what might be considered normal levels." ...

House prices are set to Boom by 6.3 per cent By 2015

Created on 15 July 2013. Posted in Live News

... 2015. The national increases will largely be driven by rise in London and the south east as the UK housing market varies wildly from region to region. The EY Item Club report predicts one million housing ...

Skipton restricts interest-only mortgages

Created on 11 June 2013. Posted in Live News

... sparking fears interest-only would become a rich person's deal. New rules Almost three million borrowers in the UK are on interest-only mortgages but the Financial Conduct Authority, the regulator, ...

Govt's Help to Buy scheme can help with large mortgages too

Created on 26 May 2013. Posted in Live News

The Government has launched a Help to Buy mortgage scheme to get the housing market moving but with an upper limit of £600,000 it can help more than just first-time buyers. Help to Buy comes in two ...

40% of Landlords Increase Rents

Created on 22 May 2013. Posted in Live News

... a million pounds is a huge amount to stake on an investment and it is important landlords get the right deal by talking to a mortgage broker. Being a landlord The average buy-to-let deal usually offers ...