‘Stamp Duty Buster’ mortgage launched by Virgin Money
August 8, 2014 – 11:53 am | No Comment

Virgin Money has launched a mortgage product which will provide a £3,000 cashback payment to customers using the Help to Buy equity loan scheme.
The cashback is designed to cover items such as stamp duty, …

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House prices rising at quickest rate in three years
October 3, 2013 – 11:44 am | No Comment
House prices rising at quickest rate in three years

House prices in the three months to September were 2.0% higher than in the previous quarter; slightly below the increases recorded in June, July and August, according to the Halifax House Price Index.
Prices in the …

Govt brings forward Help to Buy launch date
September 30, 2013 – 11:55 am | No Comment
Govt brings forward Help to Buy launch date

The second part of the Help to Buy scheme will be available from this week after the Government brought forward the launch date by three months.
The mortgage guarantee scheme, which allows prospective homeowners in …

Considering buying a house at auction?
September 30, 2013 – 11:49 am | No Comment
Considering buying a house at auction?

Follow this essential advice for the best chance of buying success.
Buying a house at auction is gaining popularity, as increasing numbers of buyers realise there are serious bargains to be found.
Auctions are a good …

6% house price growth for 2013 forecasts Rightmove
September 17, 2013 – 10:41 am | No Comment
6% house price growth for 2013 forecasts Rightmove

The Rightmove house price index for September shows a 1.5 per cent decrease in the average house price from the previous month, though the firm has raised its 2013 forecast to six per cent.
The index …

BoE will reinforce low interest rate pledge – analyst
September 12, 2013 – 9:20 am | No Comment
BoE will reinforce low interest rate pledge – analyst

The Bank of England’s top economists will strengthen their commitment to low interest rates in the face of market speculation, an analyst has argued.
Société Générale chief UK economist Brian Hilliard was commenting on the …

Critical Illness at 30 years
August 23, 2013 – 1:43 pm | No Comment
Critical Illness at 30 years

This open letter is writen by Dr Marius Barnard, Pioneering Heart Transplant Surgeon and innovator of the critical illness cover plan.
When you see the beat of a heart that you’ve just implanted into your patient, …

Your retirement plans could be at risk if your income is not protected
August 23, 2013 – 10:12 am | No Comment
Your retirement plans could be at risk if your income is not protected

Two-thirds of people are ‘risking’ their retirement plans as they have no means of securing income should they be unable to work, new research has revealed.
Aegon’s UK Retirement Readiness survey said a loss of income …

30 years for Critical illness cover
August 22, 2013 – 9:49 am | No Comment
30 years for Critical illness cover

The first modern day critical illness policy was launched in South Africa thirty years ago, developed by heart surgeon Dr Marius Barnard.
The insurance product initially called ‘Dread Disease’ was developed as Dr Barnard witnessed first-hand …

Half of UK adults struggle with bills and debt
August 20, 2013 – 11:59 am | No Comment
Half of UK adults struggle with bills and debt

Half of UK adults struggle to keep up with their bills and credit commitments, up from one in three in 2006, research has revealed.
Some 52% of the 5,000 people surveyed by the government-backed Money Advice …

Scottish home buyers could see conveyancing fees double
March 20, 2013 – 10:12 pm | No Comment
Scottish home buyers could see conveyancing fees double

Scottish home buyers could face hundreds more pounds in legal costs and possible delays if proposals to separate lender and buyer representation go head.
Solicitors will vote on Friday over whether to move forward on …