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FRIDAY Five: 5 Ways to Add Value to your Property or Buy to Let

Each week in our Friday Five, we provide five quick tips about a different topic of interest. Interested in seeing a particular subject discussed? Send an email with your FAQ to

The Return of 100% Mortgages. Is it a Good Thing?

100% mortgages were highly popular before the financial crisis over a decade ago. But once it hit, lending criteria tightened and the Financial Conduct Authority unveiled the affordability rules that providers still follow today to ensure borrowers won’t default on their loans. These regulations mean that lenders now look at a potential borrower’s whole financial […]

“Why You Need to Fix Your Mortgage Now” Says Our Money Saving Expert, Chris Spurgeon

Our very own money saving expert, Chris Spurgeon shares why now is the right time to fix your mortgage – and which option might be best.

40 Year Mortgages – Life Saver or Life Sentence?

Gone are the days of traditional 25-year mortgages. 35 and 40-year mortgages are fast becoming the norm for homebuyers looking to get on the property ladder.

Save £5k With A 5-Year Mortgage

With the uncertainty of Brexit looming over our heads, potential homebuyers are trying to find confidence in the home-buying process however they can. One way to protect yourself from the effects is to lock in a fixed rate deal for longer than the previously standard two years. And lenders are responding — they’re reducing rates […]

What Brexit Means for Mortgages and Property Prices

For nearly three years now, Brexit has been at the top of the British public’s mind. The government has been in talks trying to reach a satisfactory deal for some time now and has experienced one delay after another. The effects of Brexit will be far-reaching, impacting everything from personal finances to the broader economy. […]

A 35 Year Mortgage Could Cost You 20 Percent More

There are certainly advantages to longer term mortgages (anything with a term over 30 years). A homeowner usually ensures lower monthly payments spread out over a longer period, and changes to the Bank of England base rate will have little to no effect on their ability to borrow. Unfortunately, the downside is that they are […]

Long Term Loans For Landlords Means They Can Borrow More

With everything from tax regulations to interest rate hikes seemingly going against landlords lately, it’s about time for some good news. Towards the end of last year, The Mortgage Works, (part of Nationwide) one of the country’s biggest buy-to-let lenders, amended their guidelines to let landlords borrow significantly more money if they sign up for […]

FRIDAY Five: 5 Tips for Moving in Spring

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We Haven’t Talked about Interest Rates for a While

It’s been a while since we talked about interest rates. So here we focus on the Bank of England base rate increases and the impact on lending and saving rates for consumers this coming year.

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