This Month's Top Articles
|Inflation rise 'could be bad news' for mortgages|
|28th March 2013|
|A potential increase in inflation over the coming months to five per cent could have an "apocalyptic" impact on the UK's mortgage sector, an expert has claimed.|
Paul Holmes, chief executive officer of Firstrung, said predictions that inflation could increase over the coming mo...
|Mortgage research 'is a must'|
|4th January 2013|
|Individuals hoping to purchase a new home in 2013 have been urged to do their homework when it comes to an all-important element of any deal - the mortgage.|
Dr Jane McCartney, a chartered psychologist, said while this kind of research is not always the most exciting part of buying a new hom...
|New mortgage rules 'will benefit borrowers and lenders'|
|26th October 2012|
|The Financial Services Authority (FSA) believes new mortgage rules that are set to come into play on April 26th 2014 will create a more sustainable market that works well for lenders and borrowers.|
A number of alterations are to be made as a result of the FSA's Mortgage Market Revie...
|'Bank of mum and dad' expect their money to be repaid|
|23rd October 2012|
|Plenty of youngsters throughout the UK who are struggling to find enough funds to buy their own home have had no choice but to borrow money from their parents.|
However, a new study has suggested that the "bank of mum and dad" is certainly not a charity, with the majority of pe...
|Tesco expands mortgage options|
|11th October 2012|
|Retail giant Tesco is expanding its array of mortgages to give Brits more options when it comes to moving home or getting their first foot on the property ladder.|
There are two new options for consumers: a two-year fixed rate 2.64 per cent mortgage and a five-year fixed rate 3.19 per ce...
|More and more FTBs turning to 'bank of mum and dad'|
|2nd October 2012|
|Since the financial crisis began, 100,000 first-time buyers (FTBs) have had to rely on the philanthropy of their parents in order to get on the property ladder, according to a new report.|
Written by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) and carried out on behalf of HSBC,...
|House buyers could be saving money every month|
|20th September 2012|
|The costs to those living in a house you own could be £130 a month cheaper than renting, a new report has suggested.|
The Halifax Buying vs. Renting Review found that the cost of buying a home is now almost a fifth lower than renting, with buying costs having dropped by three per cent ...
|FTBs should check their credit records before a mortgage application|
|11th August 2012|
|First time buyers (FTBs) should make sure they always check their credit record ahead of a mortgage application to give themselves the best chance of success, according to a leading expert.|
A spokesperson for What Mortgage explained that by using the services available from companies su...
|Doer-uppers are FTBs' best bet|
|28th July 2012|
|First-time-buyers are facing a tough time at the moment, so their best bet is to aim for the worst house in the best area.|
Paul Holmes, chief executive officer at Firstrung, said buying something ramshackle that will need a lot of hard work is the best thing new buyers can do, as the market...
|Mortgage customers are making practical decisions|
|20th July 2012|
|British mortgage customers are making choices with their heads, rather than their hearts, when buying a property, according to a leading expert.|
Dr Jane McCartney, chartered psychologist, explained that is a "sign of the times&...