There has been a significant rise in the number of first time buyer mortgage applications via intermediaries being approved in the UK as access to home lending improved for this sector. The latest mortgage market tracer from the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA) shows that 74% of first time buyers’ mortgage applications resulted in a [...]
‘We can pay but no one would lend us enough’: Locked out of a mortgage? Here’s how to make sure the computer says YES!
Mortgages may currently be cheap, but it will not be long before rates start climbing. While this spells bad news for many homeowners, it represents a double whammy for those borrowers who do not meet standard lending criteria. Not only will they find it hard to get a mortgage, but they will probably pay more [...]
Up to 1.7million people with interest-only mortgages could lose their homes if they do not find a way to clear debts
It is a concern for those who took out interest-only mortgages in the lending boom They now have no way of paying back the debts they owe when their home loan ends As many as 1.7 million homeowners with interest-only mortgages have been advised they risk losing their homes if they do not find a [...]
A secured loan is different from what is known in the financial world as consumer credit. A secured loan is provided against tangible property as collateral, while unsecured consumer credit (for example, credit cards and personal loans) is lent on the borrower's promise to repay the money. Securing a loan against property reduces the risk [...]
Switching your mortgage could save you a large amount of money With many people resolving to manage their money better in 2018, it is no surprise that January is the most popular month of the year for switching a mortgage. For the two million homeowners currently on a standard variable rate (SVR), opting for the [...]
According to a recent study by Zoopla, it is cheaper to buy a property than to rent, unless you live in the capital. The study of 50 cities in the UK revealed that in 49 of them it was cheaper to buy than rent a home, saving an average of £1,600 per annum. However, London [...]
Boom driven by customers remortgaging homes to lock-in cheap deals as proportion lent to first-time buyers drops British households are taking on the highest levels of new mortgage debt since the beginning of 2008, spurred by low interest rates from the Bank of England, even as the ratio of first-time buyers dwindles. Banks lent new [...]
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British homeowners now have the greatest level of mortgage debt per household on record, due to continued house price growth and longer mortgage terms. The average outstanding mortgage stood at an eye-watering £121,678 in August, according to the October Money Statistics, produced by The Money Charity. This is the first time the average balance has [...]
Bank of England expects to raise interest rates at least TWICE more The Monetary Policy Committee voted seven to two to increase its base rate for the first time in a decade, doubling it to 0.5% The Bank of England has doubled its base rate to 0.5% - and predicted two more hikes to come. [...]