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Half of Central London Property Buyers From Abroad

Created on 02 November 2013.

Half of buyers of central London property costing more than £1m were foreign, according to research by Knight Frank, the property group.

Mortgage Availability Rockets 34%

Created on 29 May 2013.

The number of mortgages available for borrowers has increased by 34 per cent since April 2012 when the Bank of England’s funding for lending scheme was announced. Research by Moneysupermarket.com also ...

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

Created on 26 May 2013.

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.

19% Would Consider Mortgage Switch

Created on 02 May 2013.

One in five (19%) homeowners feel that 2013 could be a good time to consider remortgaging, research released by Lloyds TSB has revealed.

UK Property Millionaires on the Rise

Created on 09 January 2013.

The number of property millionaires in the UK has for the first time broken the 300,000 mark, based upon the findings recently released by Zoopla.co.uk.

London House Prices Fall 3 Months In A Row

Created on 18 December 2012.

London has experienced three consecutive months of decline in its average house price, revealed the Office of National Statistics.

UK Expat Mortgages in Qatar

Created on 05 July 2017. Posted in Live News

... options. UK Expats in Qatar are not alone in these difficulties. Expat professionals, drawn to the Gulf by large, untaxed salaries, largely working in oil and gas, construction, law and business, are ...

Mortgage When Paid in Chinese Currency

Created on 10 May 2017. Posted in Ask the Specialist

... lenders will not accept applicants not paid in sterling, and a large proportion of those that do will take 'haircute' for foreign currency fluctuation purposes.  If you a British national applying ...

Building Society Rates Lower Than Banks

Created on 16 February 2017. Posted in Live News

... just reserved for those with larger deposits    ...

Foreign National looking to buy a home

Created on 07 November 2016. Posted in Ask the Specialist

... the bigger banks require a large deposit or permanent rights to reside in the UK, however we successfully assist clients on different visa types with as small as a 5% deposit. If you just wish to obtain ...

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

Created on 02 October 2015. Posted in Live News

... to repay it. Lenders have been scared off interest-only lending by a mixture of tougher regulation and already holding a large number of similar existing loans. As they defuse the timebomb lenders ...

Expat landlords shrug off Budget changes

Created on 30 July 2015. Posted in Live News

... may have resulted in much larger reliefs being claimed. The move will mainly impact large landlords - those who are likely to have a property portfolio as opposed to one or may be two rental units. The ...

How can I get a second home mortgage?

Created on 24 June 2015. Posted in Live News

... in all circumstances and more restrictive to lend large amounts of cash. This will affect anyone buying a second home, probably even more than first homes as the risks are greater and lenders are careful ...

Inflation: What is it and what does it mean for my mortgage?

Created on 12 May 2015. Posted in Live News

... who stop investing as they fear their purchase will fall in value. It is a dangerous spiral. Today, UK CPI inflation is at 0.3% a year – way below its 2% target – and largely down to falling oil and ...

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 ...

Government Offer 20% Discount to All First-time buyers

Created on 01 March 2015. Posted in Live News

... to first-time buyers who have put down larger deposits in January as stamp duty savings put more money into their pockets. The average first-time buyer deposit was £29,127, up 7% on December and 15% on ...

Data Protection Breaches – How Serious Is Industry Taking Them?

Created on 16 February 2015. Posted in Live News

... breach could meet the statutory threshold for issuing a financial penalty. Legal professionals will also often carry around large quantities of information in folders or files when taking them to or from ...

MORTGAGES FOR OVER 60's

Created on 08 January 2015. Posted in Landing Pages (New)

... rates. Some are specifically designed for those aged over 60. We have been voted the Overall Adviser of the Year for the largest UK mortgage and protection network, two years in a row and have recently ...

Do you have flexible expat mortgages?

Created on 22 April 2014. Posted in Ask the Specialist

... above bank rate. I prefer a mortgage which will allow me to make large deposits (over payment) and to be able to withdraw this excess at any stage. Do you have such products? Nazmi Ask the Specialist ...

Is it possible to get a mortgage given I am in the Army - posted in Germany?

Created on 11 March 2014. Posted in Ask the Specialist

... score – so multiple recent addresses and addresses overseas will not affect your credit worthiness. The minimum deposit you would require in today’s market is 5%. Typically, the larger your deposit the ...