mortgages

Can we pay the interest on our equity release loan?

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

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“We cleared our mortgage early AND SAVED thousands of pounds” - Here’s how you can too

Fancy being mortgage-free sooner rather later? Two homeowners who managed to pay off their mortgage early explain how they did it.

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Rise of the landlord-in-law: 2.5 million young people return home - with a partner in tow

Almost 2.5 million children have returned to live in their parents’ home with their partner in tow, new research reveals.

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MPs blast banks for restrictions on buy-to-let mortgage lending which discriminates against tenants on benefits

MPs have criticised banks for restrictions on mortgage lending to landlords which discriminate against tenants claiming benefits.

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Blackpool is the UK’s hottest property market as North-South house price divide narrows

Despite the current downturn in the UK housing market, property sales are soaring in the northern towns of Blackpool, Lancaster and Durham.

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What can I do to stop my wife being homeless when I die?

The first point is that even if you do nothing about your current mortgage, your wife would not be homeless.

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No resolution for 140,000 mortgage prisoners as Treasury Committee calls for immediate action to help them

Mortgage prisoners should be helped without delay, says Nicky Morgan, chair of the Treasury Committee.

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One in four borrowers find applying for a mortgage stressful, deterring them from switching in the future

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.

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

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.

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Let’s share our ideas, tips and experiences

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

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