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Should you take advantage of a ‘tracker’ mortgage charging less than 1%?

Should you take advantage of a ‘tracker’ mortgage charging less than 1%?

HSBC has launched the cheapest tracker deal on record, but is now the right time to take a gamble on a variable mortgage? HSBC’s new 0.99% tracker is available for...

From Carlisle to Cornwall: how much deposit first-time buyers are paying

From Carlisle to Cornwall: how much deposit first-time buyers are paying

Buyers in some UK areas are putting down over £100,000 as a deposit on their first home, even as others pay less than £15,000 upfront. New data from Halifax has revealed the...

Bank of England crackdown: will new lending rules stop you getting a mortgage?

Bank of England crackdown: will new lending rules stop you getting a mortgage?

The Bank of England (BoE) has brought in tighter regulations for mortgage lenders, amid starker warnings about household debt in the UK. But what effect will they have on your...

The risk of being a ‘secret’ landlord: what to do if you want to let out your home

The risk of being a ‘secret’ landlord: what to do if you want to let out your home

Becoming a landlord is getting tougher, according to new data from lender Kent Reliance. A quarter of landlords who sought a loan in 2017 found it more difficult than previously....

Should I fix my mortgage for 10 years?

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...

Is a £1,000 cashback mortgage worth it?

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...

UK’s lowest ever mortgage rate launched by Yorkshire Building Society

UK’s lowest ever mortgage rate launched by Yorkshire Building Society

The Yorkshire Building Society has launched a 0.89% mortgage rate, the lowest on record in the UK – but how does this deal measure up against the market?   The record-setting...

Home ownership dream for under 30s gets a boost from Help to Buy

Home ownership dream for under 30s gets a boost from Help to Buy

The government’s Help to Buy schemes are helping record numbers of younger first-time buyers get onto the property ladder, new data has revealed. The Help to Buy Isa paid out...

First-time buyers saving up to decade for a mortgage deposit

First-time buyers saving up to decade for a mortgage deposit

First-time buyers are saving for up to a decade for a mortgage deposit, with more than two thirds saving for over two years, according to new research from Which? Mortgage...

Can you afford to buy a home in the UK’s ‘best’ towns and cities?

Can you afford to buy a home in the UK’s ‘best’ towns and cities?

Winchester, the Hampshire city famed for its thousand year-old cathedral, is the best place to live in the UK for quality of life, according to a recent survey by the Halifax. But what...

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