mortgage

Beware of financial products described as ‘innovative’ or frictionless

3 May 2019 13:15

Over the last few years a steady stream of new financial firms have launched products and services meant to make…

Would you be tempted by a 40-yr home loan? I know I would

26 March 2019 18:02

I remember it so well: the existential angst, the self-doubt, the bitter railing against intergenerational inequality, all of which preoccupied…

Best Buys: Remortgage rates

6 March 2019 16:46

Thinking of remortgaging your home, or perhaps a second property? Here are some of the best remortgage rates on the…

Why zero deposit mortgages will make the gap between rich and poor worse

27 February 2019 11:17

A common opinion in today’s media is that millennials have it all – flexibility in jobs, a greater freedom to…

Best buys: Five year and over fixed rate mortgages

29 January 2019 17:23

If you’re looking to buy a property in the near future then this week’s Best Buys – of five year…

Satisfied clients or hefty fees – what really makes mortgage brokers tick?

14 December 2018 14:11

There’s something really safe and reassuring about the saying ‘same old, same old’. And while we may live in volatile…

Best Buys: Remortgage rates

12 June 2018 15:00

Remortgaging your home can be an excellent way of saving huge sums of money, or of releasing capital which might…

Best Buys: First time buyer mortgages

23 May 2018 14:18

If you’re looking to buy your first home, this week’s Best Buys – from data supplied by moneyfacts.co.uk – will…

No wonder millennials are worried about never owning a home

27 April 2018 10:44

The Resolution Foundation suggested that a third of Britons born between 1980 and 1996 will never own their own home.…

Best Buys: 5 year fixed-rate buy-to-let mortgages

24 April 2018 18:04

Buy-to-let property is still a popular investment choice for those who can afford it. Here are the best 5-year fixed…

Best Buys: Two year fixed-rate buy-to-let mortgages

13 February 2018 13:14

Looking to get into the buy-to-let market? These two year fixed-rate mortgages might be of interest to potential investors.

Best Buys: Two year fixed-rate mortgages

6 February 2018 12:40

Will 2018 be the year that you finally get round to buying a new house, or even become a homeowner…

Best Buys: 5 year fixed rate mortgages

21 November 2017 12:49

If you’re on the hunt for a mortgage, a fixed rate one will ensure that your repayments stay the same.…

Best Buys: Buy-to-let two year fixed rate mortgages

31 October 2017 11:33

If you’re thinking of investing in a buy-to-let property, take a look at this week’s Best Buys; two-year fixed rate mortgages…

Best Buys: Two-year fixed rate mortgages

5 September 2017 11:59

If you’re on the hunt for a mortgage, a fixed rate one will ensure that your repayments stay the same,…

Lenders punish borrowers who slip onto standard variable rates

2 June 2017 12:29

When you’ve been writing about money for a while, a few key phrases crop up again and again. But of all…

The Bank of Mum and Dad: should parents lend money to their adult children?

15 May 2017 11:11

I don’t normally glean insights for my personal finance columns from police dramas on TV, honest. Recently, though, I caught…

The UK housing market is in ‘neutral gear’

20 April 2017 12:42

Mortgage Freedom Day. It has a nice ring to it, don’t you think? Just imagine: no mortgage. I wonder what that…

Think you’d better leave right now? Living with mum and dad

6 March 2017 12:52

It’s an increasingly familiar scenario: grown-up children moving out of rented accommodation and back into the family home as they…

How to get a mortgage as a pensioner

30 January 2017 12:39

For many pensioners, the thought of applying for a mortgage seems out of the question. However, lenders have had to…