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What would an Independent Scotland Mean for Mortgages?

Created on 17 February 2014.

The battle for Scotland is well underway with a referendum on its future set for September. The last referendum was 35 years ago and once again Scots will have a vote on whether to remain part of the UK ...

Rates Won't Rise Quickly - Carney

Created on 08 January 2014.

We are pleased to see Bank of England governor Mark Carney signaling Bank interest rate rises are a long way off.

UK Property Value Quadruples in 20 Years

Created on 20 August 2013.

With Britain as a whole worth £7.3 trillion according to official figures, we ask are we sleep walking in to another property bubble given half  the nation's wealth is tied up in its bricks and mortar. ...

Mortgage lending rockets 26 per cent in June

Created on 28 July 2013.

We can report this week that mortgage lending has grown by 26 per cent to hit a five-year high of £15bn in June, Council of Mortgage Lenders figures show.  ...

Renters Suffer Inflation More than Homeowners

Created on 17 July 2013.

It seems that homeowners experience a slower rate of inflation than renters because of cheap mortgage rates, according to the latest Office for National Statistics report.  ...

Carney signals 0.5% interest rate for foreseeable future

Created on 04 July 2013.

We are pleased to report that the Bank of England appears to have signalled that the UK base rate is set to remain at 0.5 per cent for some time, much  to the delight of mortgage holders. New Bank ...

Banking To Be Made Easier

Created on 07 February 2013.

The Chancellor, George Osborne, has recently announced plans to make the housing market more competitive, and the banking system easier to manoeuvre. At the launch of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation ...

Britain May Have Hit Triple Dip Despite Growth

Created on 21 December 2012.

The UK economy grew by 0.9% in the third quarter, according to figures released today by the Office of National Statistics (ONS).

Millions of Homeowners Overpaying On Their Mortgage

Created on 17 December 2012.

The UK’s historically low, current interest rates has led to over 2.3 million borrowers overpaying on their mortgages according to new figures produced by the Council of Mortgage Lenders. (CML) The organisation ...

Average earnings rise by 1.4% to £26,500, says ONS

Created on 06 December 2012.

The average annual earnings of full-time workers in the UK rose by 1.4% to £26,500 in the year to April 2012. The figures have been published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) in its annual survey ...

Bank of England Claims UK Banks May Need Even More Capital

Created on 06 December 2012.

The major UK banks may need to raise more capital as protection against possible future losses, the Bank of England's Financial Policy Committee has recently warned.

The Uncertain Aftermath of the 2017 Election

Created on 13 June 2017. Posted in Live News

The Hung Parliament result from the 2017 General Election was an outcome very few predicted. After a poor campaign from the Conservatives, combined with a surge of grassroots and young support for Labour ...

The Uncertain Aftermath of the 2017 Election

Created on 13 June 2017. Posted in Uncategorised

Very few people predicted the hung parliament which last Thursday historically saw. After a poor project fear campaign from the Conservatives, combined with a surge of grassroots and young support for ...

Brexit And The Mortgage Market

Created on 30 March 2017. Posted in Live News

March 29th saw the triggering of Article 50 in the UK. In doing so, a period of uncertainty is expected within the mortgage market. The economy, domestic political issues, the stock markets, inflation, ...

Motivation to Remortgage Highest Since 2008

Created on 07 March 2017. Posted in Live News

Mortgage rates may be showing signs of rising, but that shouldn't dampen borrowers' desire to remortgage, particularly those coming to the end of a fixed two-year term. Indeed, our latest figures show ...

Mortgage for Concrete Flat

Created on 27 February 2017. Posted in Ask the Specialist

Hi, we have been trying to buy our flat but have had difficulty finding a lender as our building is concrete as part of the right to buy scheme.Can I get a mortgage on concrete flat? Mrs Begum Ask ...

Building Society Rates Lower Than Banks

Created on 16 February 2017. Posted in Live News

Competition is still fierce in the mortgage market, and with many high street banks claiming to launch the cheapest products ever on their records, many borrowers could assume that the mortgage rates from ...

Expat in Dubai

Created on 23 November 2016. Posted in Ask the Specialist

... terms which are issued can often be on bespoke basis, where a mortgage lender will look at your overall holistic circumstances.  If you just wish to obtain an indication on whether we are able to ...

What Does Brexit Mean for Britain?

Created on 24 June 2016. Posted in Live News

... use the current uncertainty to negotiate prices downwards. We believe there will be some potential falls in house prices, but the low interest rate environment, over supply of mortgages and the housing ...

Building Societies Offering Better Interest Rates Than Banks

Created on 23 June 2016. Posted in Live News

Many banks have taken advantage of the Government's Funding for Lending scheme to fund their mortgage books in recent years, and a lot of those still have a significant sum of cash left to use. Many ...