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Mortgages & property

One in five home buyers blow their budget

In a bid to secure their perfect property, one fifth of home-buyers spend more than their top budget, according to our new research. As part of the 2017 Which? Home...

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Should I fix my mortgage for 10 years?

HSBC has cut the rate on its 10-year fixed term mortgage, allowing borrowers to lock in a lower rate for a decade of repayments. But is it worth fixing your...

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Conservative manifesto: what does it mean for your finances?

The Conservative Party today released its manifesto for next month’s general election, with changes to tax, elderly care and housing among the key proposals. Here, we take a look at...

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Liberal Democrat manifesto: what does it mean for your finances?

The Liberal Democrats today released their manifesto for next month’s general election, with property reforms and tax changes among the main pledges. Here, we take a look at some of the key...

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Will tenancy insurance replace the six-week deposit?

The struggle to scrape together six weeks rent for a deposit could become a thing of the past, as a new mobile phone application is offering tenants the option to...

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Labour manifesto: what does it mean for your finances?

The Labour Party today launched its manifesto for next month’s general election, with taxes, pensions and housing high on the agenda. Announcing his proposals, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn described his...

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The most expensive places to be a landlord revealed

Landlords are losing a third of their rental income to meet the costs of running a buy-to-let property, new research has revealed. A survey by Kent Reliance found the average...

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Is a £1,000 cashback mortgage worth it?

Halifax has launched a cashback offer, giving new customers a £1,000 bonus to sweeten their mortgage deal.  Buyers completing on qualifying mortgages before 2 July will pocket the eye-catching incentive, which...

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Property woes: Home buying ranked top concern for young

Buying a home is the most pressing consumer concern among young people in the UK, according to new Which? research. In a April 2017 survey, almost half (49%) of 18...

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Bank of Mum and Dad: 5 ways to help your child buy a home

The Bank of Mum and Dad is the UK’s 10th biggest mortgage lender, according to new data.  Parents will lend £6.5bn to finance property purchases this year, and will be involved...

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