Mortgages

Best Buys: Five-year fixed rate mortgages

13 November 2018 16:15

Looking to put a foot on the housing ladder soon? This week’s best buys – of five-year fixed rate mortgages…

Best Buys: Two-year fixed rate mortgages

10 April 2018 10:23

If you’re looking to move house or become a first-time homeowner any time soon, this week’s Best Buys – of…

There could be a downside to the surprisingly steady inflation rate

21 August 2017 12:06

The core consumer price index of inflation held unexpectedly steady at 2.6 per cent in July, further removing any possibility…

Best Buys: Remortgage Rates

26 May 2017 10:04

This week’s Best Buys, provided by Moneyfacts, are Remortgage Rates.

Are older borrowers being punished for their age?

24 May 2017 9:21

Imagine having an immaculate credit record and a secure income, only to be locked out of some of the most…

Best Buys: Five-Year Fixed Rate Buy-to-Let Mortgages

12 May 2017 10:34

This week’s Best Buys, provided by Moneyfacts, are Five-Year Fixed Rate Buy-to-Let Mortgages.

Best Buys: Five-Year and Over Fixed Rate Residential Mortgages

24 March 2017 10:39

This week’s Best Buys, provided by Moneyfacts, are Five-Year and Over Fixed Rate Residential Mortgages.

Don’t let financial firms take you for a ride: shop around for the best deals

22 March 2017 13:12

Apathy. In a world where there are countless demands on our time, social media never sleeps and 24-hour news bombards…

Best Buys: Two-Year Fixed Rate Buy-to-let Mortgages

17 February 2017 12:19

This week’s Best Buys, provided by Moneyfacts, are two-year fixed rate buy-to-let mortgages.

Mortgage rates are fuelling the generational wealth imbalance

17 January 2017 12:37

At some point a few years ago, after the financial crisis had passed but the economic stats still showed the…

Life begins at 40 – but not if you want a mortgage

23 December 2016 10:00

The good news is life begins at forty. The bad news is once you reach that milestone, you could struggle…

One month on, what the base rate cut means for you

2 September 2016 11:14

It’s a month since the Bank of England cut the base rate to 0.25 per cent, the lowest level in…

Money digest: Bad news for savers, good news for borrowers

2 August 2016 10:57

Savings accounts are disappearing rapidly as the expected cut to the base rate draws closer, says the Guardian. Moneyfacts, a…

Looking for certainty in an uncertain world? Try a 10-year fixed-rate mortgage

13 July 2016 11:01

Although a few uncertainties have been removed from the political landscape in recent days – hail Empress Regnant Theresa May…

Mortgages that will never be repaid. Is this a return to the bad old days?

10 May 2016 9:46

When I was first getting on the housing ladder in the late nineties, the idea of taking out a mortgage…

Marathon mortgages you’ll be paying off for life

3 May 2016 9:59

When the baby-boomer generation bought their first homes they were typically in their twenties, took out a 25-year loan, and fully…

Political short-termism: the buy-to-let housing market

15 April 2016 9:13

Over the past year you may have heard about a ‘war’ being waged against the buy-to-let market. This could not be further…

Why the housing market is particularly cruel to single women

24 March 2016 15:22

I’m a 21st-century woman, fully educated and employed, and my ability to keep a roof over my head currently depends…

The British economic recovery, in 12 graphs

23 January 2015 14:48

Everything seems to be falling into place ahead of the election for the Tories. Today’s data shows high street spending…

This government is solving Britain’s homes crisis

29 May 2014 14:39

An Englishman’s home is his castle. And today, record numbers of people are living that adage thanks to Help to…