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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 improve your credit score

Paying off your balances in full is just the beginning of a path toward better credit.

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

Joint mortgages

Joint mortgages are pretty much the same as regular mortgages except that there can be up to four different names on the deeds instead of one. You can jointly buy a property with a spouse, partner, friend, [...]

4 February, 2019

Mortgage calculation: How much can I borrow?

The amount you can borrow for a mortgage, and the interest rate offered on it, will be based almost entirely on your income and the size of your deposit. These days, the maximum loan you’ll be offered [...]

31 January, 2019

Stamp duty: Everything you need to know

Stamp duty land tax (SDLT) is a government tax paid on property and land purchases worth more than £125,000 in England and Northern Ireland. There are slight variations on this tax in Wales (Land Transaction [...]

30 January, 2019

Fixed-rate mortgages

With fixed-rate mortgages, your monthly repayments are guaranteed to stay the same for a set period of time, regardless of changes to the Bank of England interest rate (known as the base rate). What is [...]

30 January, 2019

Two-year fixed-rate mortgages

A two-year fixed-rate mortgage is the shortest fixed-rate period you can get in the UK. What is a two-year fixed-rate mortgage? As the name suggests, a two-year fixed-rate mortgage gives you a set interest [...]

29 January, 2019

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