Mortgages

Mortgages: should you commit to a 10-year fix?

With the Bank of England’s base rate rising above 0.5% to 0.75% for the first time since March 2009, the question on many mortgage holders’ lips will be what to do next.

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Mortgage lenders are failing to give vulnerable borrowers in arrears enough support, FCA finds

Thursday, 06 December 2018 | News

Mortgage lenders are failing to give vulnerable borrowers in mortgage arrears the level of support they need, the financial regulator has found.

What can I do to stop my wife being homeless when I die?

Wednesday, 14 November 2018 | Question and Answer

The first point is that even if you do nothing about your current mortgage, your wife would not be homeless.

No resolution for 140,000 mortgage prisoners as Treasury Committee calls for immediate action to help them

Wednesday, 14 November 2018 | News

Mortgage prisoners should be helped without delay, says Nicky Morgan, chair of the Treasury Committee.

Can we reduce the high interest rate we’re paying on our equity release loan?

Tuesday, 13 November 2018 | Question and Answer

Refinancing an equity release loan is generally possible, but it will depend on the loan to value and any potential early repayment charges as to whether it makes financial sense.

One in four borrowers find applying for a mortgage stressful, deterring them from switching in the future

Wednesday, 07 November 2018 | News

One in four people applying for a mortgage were stressed out by the process, with lack of communication and transparency the biggest bugbears, according to new research by Trussle.

Leeds BS launches variable rate mortgage range starting from 0.99%

Friday, 23 November 2018 | News

Leeds Building Society has launched a new range of discount variable rate mortgages starting from 0.99%.

Experian adds rental payments to its credit reports to help thousands of first-time buyers get a mortgage

Wednesday, 24 October 2018 | News

Experian is adding rental payments to its credit reports for the first time, a move that could help thousands of first-time buyers get a mortgage.

Thousands of potential homeowners wrongly think they can’t get a mortgage

Tuesday, 02 October 2018 | News

Thousands of potential homeowners aren’t applying for a mortgage because they mistakenly believe they would be turned down, new research suggests.

Households pay £4,292 a year for an empty home

Friday, 24 August 2018 | News

Households pay a significant premium to leave homes unoccupied for over third of the year.

Equity release is a 'ticking time bomb', claims think tank

Tuesday, 07 August 2018 | News

There is a ‘ticking time bomb’ in the equity release mortgage sector, with companies significantly undervaluing the ‘no negative equity guarantees’ they offer borrowers, a new report claims.