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“We cleared our mortgage early AND SAVED thousands of pounds” - Here’s how you can too

Fancy being mortgage-free sooner rather later? Two homeowners who managed to pay off their mortgage early explain how they did it.

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Moneywise Customer Service Awards 2019: the winners revealed, as voted by you

Friday, 14 June 2019 | News

The winners, highly commended and most trusted financial firms for customer service were announced last night at a gala dinner in central London.

Most people using the government’s Help to Buy scheme could already afford a home, report finds

Thursday, 13 June 2019 | News

More than half the people using the Help to Buy scheme could have been able to purchase a home anyway, according to a new report from the National Audit Office (NAO).

Metro Bank scraps 'no DSS' lending rules after pressure from government

Wednesday, 12 June 2019 | News

Metro Bank is scrapping restrictions on landlords with buy-to-let mortgages from renting to tenants claiming benefits after pressure from the government.

Give yourself a mortgage MOT

Tuesday, 11 June 2019 | Article

Your mortgage may be your biggest regular outlay. If you're not sure how healthy yours is, a check-up could save you a mint – and mortgage newbies can work out how to secure the home of their dreams

Moneywise Mortgage Awards 2019

Tuesday, 11 June 2019 | Article

Which mortgage providers have shone brightest, been truly innovative and given outstanding service in the face of ever challenging market conditions?

Property market shows signs of returning to 'normal' despite Brexit uncertainty

Friday, 07 June 2019 | News

House prices rose by 0.5% this month, to an average of £237, 837, according to the latest figures from Halifax.

Disproportionate rising rents in cities diminish millennials' housing mobility and access to the highest-paying jobs

Thursday, 06 June 2019 | News

Rising rents mean that young people are less mobile than they were 20 years ago and are not moving to higher paying parts of the country, new research shows.

Call to let first-time buyers dip into pension pots by housing secretary draws widespread criticism

Tuesday, 04 June 2019 | News

A call by the housing minister for first-time buyers to be allowed to use their pension pots to fund a deposit to buy their first home has drawn widespread criticism.

Don't miss out on £3,000 to help buy your first home: just six months left to take out a Help to Buy Isa

Monday, 03 June 2019 | News

Homebuyers looking to take out a Help to Buy (HTB) Isa will have to move quickly as they only have six months left before the scheme is withdrawn.

Selling up? Don’t let knotweed ruin your chances

Friday, 31 May 2019 | Article

It’s all very well cleaning the windows and painting the walls, but if you have Japanese knotweed in your garden, you’ll find buyers could run a mile. Here’s how to beat this fast-growing weed