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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.

Should my dad add me on the deeds to his house?

Tuesday, 29 January 2019 | Question and Answer

It is quite easy to put the deeds of your father’s house into your name. However, there are a number of potential pitfalls.

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).

Buyers' remorse: One in three homeowners searches for a new property within a year of buying one

Tuesday, 22 January 2019 | News

As many as one in three (34%) of Brits admits they have searched for a new home despite having just bought a property, new research has found.

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.

Jeff Prestridge: my sons' baby steps on the first-time buyers’ ladder

Friday, 18 January 2019 | Blog | By Jeff Prestridge

My middle son – one of three – and his fiancée have a great year ahead of them. Fingers crossed, they will move into their first-home in the coming weeks, a three-bedroom semi-detached house in Hertfordshire.

Beware holiday villa scams that could cost you £5,000

Friday, 18 January 2019 | News

If you are dreaming of far away places and looking to escape the January blues by staying in a villa, make sure you do your research.

UK housing market has worst outlook for 20 years as prices stagnate amid Brexit uncertainty

Thursday, 17 January 2019 | News

The housing outlook is the worst it has been for 20 years, with sales expected to slump in the months running up to Brexit, according to surveyors.