mortgages

Nationwide becomes first major lender to offer equity release

Friday, 17 November 2017 | News

Nationwide has become the first major lender to offer equity release products to older borrowers.

Theresa May pledges to “build more homes, more quickly”

Thursday, 16 November 2017 | News

The Prime Minister is making it her personal mission to tackle Britain’s housing crisis and to “build more homes, more quickly”.

Naive mortgage borrowers are ‘sleepwalking into a financial nightmare’

Thursday, 16 November 2017 | News

Homeowners could be paying over the odds for their mortgage thanks to a lack of basic financial understanding, a consumer group has warned.

Taylor Wimpey: ‘Substantial majority’ of leaseholders will get new deal

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 | News

Taylor Wimpey has announced in a recent trading statement that the “substantial majority” of its home buyers who are caught up in leases with escalating ground rents will be able to switch to fairer leasehold contracts.

Paying off your mortgage in your 50s could boost your pension by £200,000

Monday, 13 November 2017 | News

Getting your mortgage paid off while you are still in your 50s could see disciplined savers boost their pension pots by £200,000 or more, according to numbers crunched by Hargreaves Lansdown.

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.

Earn an income for life in Moneywise’s November magazine on sale now

Friday, 27 October 2017 | News

From making your pension last to income fund boosting tips and the best ways to unlock money from your home – November’s Moneywise magazine lets you in how to earn an income for life.

Base rate rise to cost mortgage borrowers £198 per year

Tuesday, 24 October 2017 | News

A 0.25% rise in the Bank of England base rate will see the average variable rate borrower paying £198 more per year for their mortgage.

Ask the Experts: Can we look for a lower mortgage rate before our fixed term ends?

Monday, 23 October 2017 | Question and Answer

Mortgage rates are at a record low at the moment and that applies to buy-to-let deals too. That’s great news for landlords as they can shop around for a cheaper mortgage deal.

Thousands of Help to Buy Isa customers hit by declaration error

Monday, 09 October 2017 | News

Thousands of Help to Buy Isa customers have been written to by their bank or building society after signing...