Joanne Atkin

Joanne Atkin

Joanne Atkin is an award-winning journalist and has written for both trade and consumer press. She is the former Editor of Mortgage Finance Gazette, What Mortgage and The Money Pages and has previously worked for a major lender.

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Family springboard mortgages

The family mortgage is a home loan where your family helps out financially by putting up security on the mortgage, either with savings or their own property. Our guide explains how they work.

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What is Shared Ownership and How Does it Work?

Shared ownership is one of the government’s Help to Buy schemes. Take a comprehensive look at how it works & how it can help you get on the property ladder.

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Mortgage Holiday: How Does It Work?

Mortgage holidays can help borrowers who are struggling to pay their mortgage. In this guide, we'll explain how they work and how you can take one.

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Home contents insurance for tenants

Even if you're living in a rented home that is insured by your landlord it's still worth considering contents insurance to cover your personal belongings. This guide explains what tenants need to know about home insurance.

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Holiday home insurance

Just like your main residence, you should insure your holiday home for peace of mind against unexpected events. We look at the options.

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High value home insurance

High value home insurance, also known as high net worth home insurance, is insurance that covers expensive homes. Find out if this specialist cover is right for you.

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Garage insurance

In this guide we look at what you can do to protect your garage building and contents, and what your home insurance may and may not cover.

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Flood risk home insurance

With climate change and the increase in storms and flooding, it’s important to have the right home insurance if you live in a flood risk area.

Self Build Mortgages | How Does a Self Build Mortgage Work

Self build mortgages are designed for people who want to build their own home to live in as their main residence. Find out more in our guide.

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Mortgage broker guide

Most people buying a home need a mortgage but how do you know which mortgage lender to use? Our guide explains how a mortgage broker can help you find the right loan for you.