mortgages

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.

Proportion of homes bought with cash hits a record low as investors and downsizers steer clear

Tuesday, 23 October 2018 | News

The proportion of homes in England and Wales bought with cash fell by nearly a third in the first half of the year – the lowest level on record, new research has revealed.

Let’s share our ideas, tips and experiences

Tuesday, 23 October 2018 | Blog | By Rachel Rickard Straus

Hello! I am Rachel, the new editor of Moneywise, and I’m so happy to be joining you all here.

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.

Do you remember the days when the Bank of England interest rate was double digits?

Friday, 21 September 2018 | Blog | By Jasmine Birtles

Can you remember when the Bank of England interest rate was in double figures?

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

Friday, 31 August 2018 | Article

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.

Buyers need to find £33,000 deposit for first home

Monday, 13 August 2018 | News

Buyers are having to put down record deposits, averaging at £33,127 nationally, on their first home, as property prices for first-time buyers hit almost £209,000.

Half of first-time buyers 'sick with stress'

Monday, 13 August 2018 | News

First-time buyers are putting significant strain on their health, relationships and careers in their quest to take their first step on the property ladder.

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.