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Impending rate rise? This is how much extra you could pay on your mortgage

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased to 3% in September, making the prospect of a Bank Base Rate rise next month more likely. How much would a rise increase your mortgage payments and what can you do to prepare for it? The UK’s key inflation rate – the Consumer Price Index – increased to its [...]

2017-10-18T08:48:36+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Money Saving Tips, Mortgage Advice, News|

Ten mortgage lenders increase rates within one week

Experts have predicted mortgage rate rises for years but they have stayed low - are things changing now? At least 10 lenders have increased mortgage rates in the past week – including giants Nationwide and Halifax – as expectations grow of a rise in the leading Bank Rate set by the Bank of England. The [...]

2017-10-05T14:52:37+00:00 October 5th, 2017|Money Saving Tips, Mortgage Advice, News|

Remortgage activity surges ahead of expected interest rate rise

Remortgage activity surges ahead of expected interest rate rise There was a surge in remortgage activity in August, as borrowers look to lock in to cheap deals ahead of an expected interest rate rise. According to figures from UK Finance, the new trade association which has replaced the British Bankers’ Association, there were 27,768 remortgage [...]

2017-09-26T12:53:41+00:00 September 26th, 2017|Money Saving Tips, Mortgage Advice, News|

Landlords raise rents in response to buy-to-let tax changes

The raft of regulation changes that have hit the buy-to-let sector in the past 18 months are finally filtering through, with landlords passing on rising costs to tenants, new research shows. According to the latest Your Move Buy to Let Index, the average rent in England and Wales has gone up 3.1% in the past [...]

2017-08-31T11:47:27+00:00 August 31st, 2017|Money Saving Tips, Mortgage Advice, News|

Homeowners urged to remortgage now ‘before it’s too late’

Time may be running out for savvy remortgagors looking for a good deal, studies show Remortgage customers have been able to benefit from some of the lowest rates ever seen, with some rates available at well under 2%. But there are growing signs that some rates are starting to creep up for remortgagors, which is [...]

2017-08-25T09:51:36+00:00 August 25th, 2017|Money Saving Tips, Mortgage Advice, News|

Shortage of homes keeping prices high, says Nationwide

The shortage of homes coming on to the market is helping to keep house prices high, the Nationwide has reported. The building society said that prices increased by 0.3% in July, the second month running there has been a rise. Nationwide said the increase appeared to be at odds with recent signs of cooling in [...]

2017-08-01T14:44:45+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Money Saving Tips, Mortgage Advice, News|

British homeowners losing out by not switching their mortgages, new research shows

Home owners in the UK who don’t remortgage after their fixed term deal finishes can end up paying an average of £400 extra a year, with many not realising they could save money by switching. New research from charity Citizens Advice also reveals that first time buyers, who typically have more time left on their [...]

2017-07-28T09:43:42+00:00 July 28th, 2017|Money Saving Tips, Mortgage Advice, News|

Bank of England predicts stricter lending criteria for mortgages and credit cards

Obtaining a mortgage is forecast to become more difficult in the months ahead, especially for borrowers with deposits of less than 25 per cent Homebuyers could find it harder to take out a low-deposit mortgage or a credit card in the months ahead according to a new survey. Lenders expect mortgage availability to drop slightly [...]

2017-07-14T08:40:50+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Money Saving Tips, Mortgage Advice, News|

Brits are heavily in debt – and millions are panicking

One in ten maxed out on a credit card Forty per cent of Brits say they're worried about their debts, with a third confessing that they're juggling three or more credit cards. Bank of England studies show total unsecured debt on credit cards, car loans and overdrafts is now £198 billion – the highest level [...]

2017-06-30T08:37:21+00:00 June 30th, 2017|Money Saving Tips, Mortgage Advice, News|

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