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August 8, 2014 – 11:53 am |

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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‘Stamp Duty Buster’ mortgage launched by Virgin Money

August 8, 2014 – 11:53 am |
‘Stamp Duty Buster’ mortgage launched by Virgin Money

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, …

Only a small group of borrowers affected by BoE bid to cool housing market

July 7, 2014 – 1:27 pm |
Only a small group of borrowers affected by BoE bid to cool housing market

The Bank of England’s recent attempt to cool the housing market will impact on only a very small group of borrowers, according to industry experts.
Last week, the Bank announced that, from October, lenders must …

10 year Help to Buy mortgage launched by Leeds Building Society

May 7, 2014 – 10:45 am |
10 year Help to Buy mortgage launched by Leeds Building Society

Leeds Building Society has launched the first 10-year Help to Buy mortgage and expanded its range of products with an interest-free period.
Leeds BS gross mortgage lending up 31%The product is also available under the …

Renters pay £41,900 before buying their first property

February 19, 2014 – 10:29 am |

UK homeowners spend an average of £41,900 on rental payments before buying their first property, according to new research from Santander Mortgages.
On average, homeowners who rent prior to buying spend seven years as a tenant …

Help to buy mortgage scheme Q & A

February 16, 2014 – 8:19 pm |

The government says that its Help to Buy scheme will assist people trying to get on the housing ladder who can afford mortgage repayments but are struggling to raise a deposit.
But critics say that the …

Scottish Widows cuts interest rates on fixed rate and tracker mortgages

February 13, 2014 – 1:16 pm |

Scottish Widows Bank has announces changes to a number of its products today, including its niche Professional range.
The Professional range, which goes up to 85% LTV, are all two-year fixed rates and have been reduced …

First-time buyer mortgages shoot up 37% in December

February 13, 2014 – 9:50 am |
First-time buyer mortgages shoot up 37% in December

The number of first-time buyer loans rose by 37 per cent in the 12 months to December 2013, according to figures released today by the Council of Mortgage Lenders.
A total of 26,700 mortgage loans were …

So now is the time to fix your mortgage?

January 17, 2014 – 3:25 pm |
So now is the time to fix your mortgage?

A senior member of the Bank of England has suggested borrowers would be better off switching to a fixed rate mortgage to avoid being stung with higher repayments when base rate rises.
Richard Sharp, an external …

10 buyers for every new property as housing market accelerates

January 16, 2014 – 9:41 am |
10 buyers for every new property as housing market accelerates

An average of 9.7 buyers were chasing every new property in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to estate agency Countrywide.
Research by the firm shows the buyer-to-seller ratio jumped from 8.5 in November 2012, 7.1 …

Almost two-fifths of UK house hunters fear mortgage rejection

January 15, 2014 – 9:29 am |

Nearly two-fifths (38 per cent) of house hunters are concerned they will be rejected for a mortgage, according to new research by TSB.
The survey of 2,014 people showed younger buyers – those under the age …