Buying

Mortgage help for first time buyers – government schemes and other ideas

Make the most of government initiatives and family support to achieve the dream of home ownership.

UK property market still in the doldrums

Friday, 25 May 2018 | News

Much of the UK housing market remains relatively flat and listless with some exceptions – notably in the Midlands and Wales – according to latest property price indices, with supply shortages providing something of a floor...

Moneywise users say 'No!' to handing out £10,000 to millennials

Friday, 18 May 2018 | News

In our recent poll, more than nine out of 10 Moneywise.co.uk users said millennials do not deserve to get a £10,000 grant that was proposed in a recent report on inequality.

One in five sellers sees property deal fall through

Monday, 14 May 2018 | News

Homeowners in the UK are seeing more than 300,000 property transactions fall through, costing £400 million, according to a report out today.

First-time buyers in Wales get energy-efficiency boost

Wednesday, 09 May 2018 | News

First-time buyers in Wales who purchase an energy-efficient new-build property via the Help to Buy equity loan scheme may soon be able to get larger mortgages. 

Give millennials £10,000 each to ease generation gap, says think tank

Tuesday, 08 May 2018 | News

A new report has suggested a raft of new measures to help tackle the growing challenge of intergenerational inequalities.

Home buyers want warmth, security and fast broadband

Friday, 04 May 2018 | News

Homeowners trying to sell their property should check that their home is warm and secure and, ideally, should have a garden and a reliable broadband connection.

Brits aged over 55 own £1 trillion in property but can’t find anywhere to downsize

Monday, 30 April 2018 | News

Almost two in five (39%) homeowners in the UK are considering downsizing, with so-called last-time buyers looking to make a final move now owning almost £1 trillion in housing wealth. 

Almost half of empty nesters have no plans to downsize

Friday, 27 April 2018 | News

Homeowners who don’t want to downsize could be hurting the housing market, research reveals. 

Northern property prices are up while London is in the doldrums

Friday, 20 April 2018 | News

The North-South divide continues but when it comes to property prices, the North is performing better. While it sees continued growth, the South East – and particularly London – are faced with falling house prices. 

Mutual attraction: How small building societies beat the banks

Friday, 20 April 2018 | Article

Everyone likes to get the best rate for their mortgage or savings, but sometimes you want a lender that offers flexibility and a more community-led approach, and this is where building societies – and especially the smaller...