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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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.

Interest rate rise: borrowers facing higher mortgage bills urged to fix

Thursday, 02 August 2018 | News

Households that are still on standard variable rate mortgages (SVRs) are being urged by brokers to consider switching.

Hidden fees cost borrowers an extra £900 on 'best' mortgage deals

Thursday, 02 August 2018 | News

Homeowners choosing the lowest rate mortgage deal with one of the UK’s big six lenders could pay almost £900 extra once fees and charges are factored in, according to analysis of fixed deals.

Lenders pledge to help 'mortgage prisoners'

Wednesday, 01 August 2018 | News

Lenders representing 93% of the residential mortgage market will be contacting thousands of ‘mortgage prisoners’ trapped on high interest rates to offer them a chance to switch to a better deal.

Failure to shop around for your mortgage can cost thousands

Wednesday, 11 July 2018 | News

Brits spend more time shopping around and researching new cars and holidays, than they do selecting the right mortgage deal, a new survey claims.

Your shout: Moneywise readers have their say in June 2018

Tuesday, 10 July 2018 | Article

Each month we publish the best comments, emails and letters from our readers. Here are the best of June 2018.

Number of 'risky' mortgages up by 15%

Monday, 09 July 2018 | News

The number of high-risk mortgages in the UK jumped by 15% last year, with 101,380 approved by banks, according to analysis of mortgage data.

Buy-to-let products at record levels despite government crackdown on landlords

Friday, 06 July 2018 | News

Prospective buy-to-let landlords are enjoying record levels of mortgage products on offer, despite ongoing pressure and regulation from government.