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Archive by category: First Time BuyersReturn
May 2024
Do you know the difference between a fixed and a variable mortgage? Have you heard of 'loan to value'? Are you curious about what help is available for first-time buyers? Or are you a supportive parent who wants to help your loved ones with their first purchase? The easiest way to get quick answers to all these questions is to hit the 'Contact Us' button. But in the meantime, here is a quick guide to this exciting process of becoming a homeowner. (Feel free to forward the article...
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April 2024
On the 6th March, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt, delivered his Spring Budget for 2024. This speech saw the announcement of some new taxes and adjustments to existing taxes. We also saw changes to several economic policies. In our summary, we look into how this budget might affect you. Here’s some key takeaways for you.
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March 2024
Are you coming to the end of a fixed rate mortgage or have your circumstances changed? For example, a new baby or job? We do a deep dive into one of the more complex concepts of mortgages and why your circumstances might affect them. Have you heard of ‘stress tests’ before? Introduced in 2014, stress tests, aka an ‘income test’, are an important part of the mortgage process.
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January 2024
2023 undoubtedly wreaked havoc with many of our finances with the cost-of-living expenses rising and interest rates causing uncertainty in the mortgage market. So, with a New Year now underway, it isn’t too late to set your financial goals to help combat the ongoing cost increases. Check out our handy list of 10 Financial New Year’s Resolutions that could help shape your finances for 2024.
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November 2023
As part of their Autumn Statement, the Government announced that the 95% Mortgage Guarantee Scheme has been extended until the end of June 2025. The scheme incentivises lenders to help both first-time buyers and current homeowners to purchase properties up to £600,000 with a 5% deposit. It can be used for mortgages on both new build and existing homes by first-time buyers, home movers and those remortgaging.
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The headlines this year have been dominated by rising mortgage rates, which has made it quite overwhelming for many people managing their monthly mortgage payments, along with the ongoing cost of living crisis. Nevertheless, there's some positive news on the horizon...
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October 2023
In recent years, there has been a growing global awareness of the need to combat climate change and reduce our carbon footprint. As part of this initiative, various sustainable financial products have emerged, one of which is the green mortgage.
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August 2023
In the face of the cost of living crisis, financial worries have reached an all-time high among Generation Z. The soaring expenses of education, housing, and basic necessities have placed a huge burden on young adults. This affects not only their personal lives and mental health, but also their work performance.
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You may have seen that a number of lenders have signed up to the Government's recently created Mortgage Charter, which provides further support and flexibility to residential mortgage customers. Find out more in our blog.
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April 2023
Chancellor Jeremy Hunt announced his first Budget in the House of Commons on the 15th March, which aimed to encourage those who have left their jobs to return to work and promote business investment. The Budget also includes measures related to fuel, alcohol, pensions, wages, energy bills, childcare, universal credit, and economic growth. Here are the main announcements:
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