first-time buyers

Owning a home is cheaper than renting anywhere in the UK

Wednesday, 20 June 2018 | News

First-time buyers would pay less, on average, on mortgage payments if they bought a property than if they rented one, according to new research.

Yorkshire Building Society unveils Help to Buy Isa mortgages - how do they stack up?

Tuesday, 05 June 2018 | News

First-time buyers with a Help to Buy Isa might want to consider this new range of products released by Yorkshire Building Society (YBS).

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.

A third of millennials face renting into retirement

Tuesday, 17 April 2018 | News

One in three young may never own their own home, a damning report has warned.

Revealed: The cheapest towns for single first-time buyers

Thursday, 01 March 2018 | News

Singletons need to head to the north of England to find the most affordable locations to buy a first home, with the Staffordshire market town of Newcastle-under-Lyme topping the list of cheapest places to buy.

M&S Bank targets first-time buyers as it debuts mortgage range

Friday, 26 January 2018 | News

M&S Bank has launched its first range of mortgage products, with a particular focus on the first-time buyer market.

Autumn Budget 2017: Stamp duty tax break 'could have gone further’

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 | News

Chancellor Philip Hammond saved the best bit of news for potential homeowners until the end of his Budget speech, announcing that the government is abolishing stamp duty land tax on homes under £300,000 for first-time buyers...

First rate rise for 2.6 million first-time buyers: Act now to prevent a mortgage shock

Friday, 03 November 2017 | News

With the base rate raised for the first time in a decade, there is an entire generation of mortgage holders in the UK who have never experienced a rise.

First-time buyers don’t save enough for a deposit

Thursday, 02 November 2017 | News

Not putting aside enough money for a deposit is the biggest problem first-time buyers face, as well as underestimating legal costs and stamp duty, according to new research.