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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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?

Tesco Bank pulls out of "challenging" mortgage market

Tuesday, 21 May 2019 | News

Tesco Bank is exiting the highly competitive UK mortgage market, blaming “challenging” market conditions.

Mortgage prisoners trapped on expensive loans could finally get cheap deals under new plans to ease affordability rules

Tuesday, 26 March 2019 | News

Thousands of homeowners who are stuck on expensive mortgages – known as mortgage prisoners – could soon be able to switch to a cheaper deal under new proposals from the financial regulator.

Should you remortgage before Brexit?

Friday, 08 March 2019 | Article

Brexit is just around the corner and while it is impossible to predict exactly what will happen, the impact on interest rates is a concern for mortgage holders.

Help! I want to retire but I haven’t paid off my mortgage

Tuesday, 29 January 2019 | Article

We all want to pay off our mortgages as soon as we can and certainly before we retire and stop earning. However, for growing numbers of borrowers that won’t be a reality.

Older mortgage borrowers find pressure easing as lenders relax age rules

Tuesday, 29 January 2019 | News

Borrowers who still need a mortgage in retirement have more options as lenders increase the maximum age on loans.

Get 2.5% savings rate from Lloyds Bank and help your kids onto the property ladder without a deposit - but there's a catch

Monday, 28 January 2019 | News

Lloyds Bank has launched a new mortgage that does not require a deposit from first-time buyers, as long as a family member guarantees the loan by depositing money in a linked savings account. 

How to run the Bank of Mum and Dad: parents and kids need to talk more openly

Wednesday, 23 January 2019 | News

Families need to talk more openly about their finances before offering to help kids onto the property ladder, according to a report from the London School of Economics (LSE).

Can we pay the interest on our equity release loan?

Tuesday, 22 January 2019 | Question and Answer

Most equity release providers offer a provision to make partial repayments for this very purpose.