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A guide to LGBT personal finance

For most LGBT people, getting personal finances right means saving enough for retirement, getting good value life and household insurance, and managing money effectively on a monthly basis. However, there [...]

18 April, 2019

Self-employed mortgages

There’s no such thing as a self-employed mortgage. Sole traders, contractors and company directors have access to the same mortgages as normal employees. But lenders will look at your finances more closely. [...]

10 April, 2019

Right to Buy

Right to Buy is a housing scheme that allows some council house and housing association tenants to buy their home at a discounted price. Variations of the scheme are available in England and Northern Ireland. [...]

10 April, 2019

First-time buyer mistakes to avoid

There’s more to homeownership than paying the mortgage. Watch out for these missteps.

15 March, 2019

Should I use a mortgage broker, or go direct?

If you’re looking for a mortgage, you might be wondering whether or not you should talk to a mortgage broker or go directly to the lender. These days, brokers do more than simply churn out a list of [...]

13 March, 2019

How to get a mortgage with no deposit

When the cost of living is growing faster than the average salary, saving up a mortgage deposit can be a difficult task, especially when house prices continue to rise. The latest data shows the average [...]

12 March, 2019

The total cost of buying a home

Buying a home is one of the biggest financial transactions you’ll ever make, and on top of the price of the property there are a wide range of associated costs both before and after completion. This [...]

12 March, 2019

How to pay off your mortgage early

You can save a ton of money and enjoy the bliss of owning your home free and clear.

5 March, 2019

How long does it take to save up a deposit?

How long it takes to save up a deposit for a house is influenced by a number of factors including your income versus your outgoings, how much the type of property you want costs and whether you’re saving [...]

6 February, 2019

90% LTV mortgages

Whether you’re buying your first place, remortgaging or moving house, a 90% loan-to-value (LTV) mortgage is a pretty good place to start. To get a 90% LTV mortgage, you need a 10% deposit. This should [...]

4 February, 2019

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