This Month's Top Articles
Mortgages news (page 8):
|Base mortgage rate to stay at 0.5% until 2015?|
|26th April 2012|
|The majority of economists believe that mortgage rates will stay at 0.5 per cent until 2014, but Ray Boulger, senior technical manager at investment adviser Jogn Charcol, believes it could stay that way even longer, possibly until 2015.|
|Landlords struggle to get bank loan|
|4th February 2012|
|There may be fewer landlords investing in property this year, as many banks are increasingly refusing to lend.|
The latest survey of landlords has shown that despite an increase in activity in the private rented sector in 2011, it will not continue in 2012.
Research from the...
|Buying a house 'cheaper than renting'|
|1st February 2012|
|Saving up for a deposit to access a mortgage loan may make more financial sense for Brits in the long run, with new research indicating buying is substantially cheaper than renting.|
|Mortgage market saw growth in November|
|18th January 2012|
|There was a year-on-year rise in mortgage lending in November 2011 for only the second time that year, new figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) show.|
|First-time buyers 'lent a helping hand'|
|14th January 2012|
|Initiatives are being put in place to make it easier for first-time buyers to secure a mortgage and get on the property ladder.|
Paul Broadhead, head of mortgage policy at the Bu...
|'Really good deals' available on mortgages|
|10th January 2012|
|Anyone in search of a mortgage will find there are some great deals to be had at the moment, an expert believes.|
The main problem with the mortgage market at the moment is affor...
|Got mortgage problems? Speak to your lender |
|6th January 2012|
|The best thing people can do if they are having problems paying their mortgage is to speak to their lender, an expert has stressed.|
Bernard Clarke, communications manager at the Council of ...
|Mortgage reforms 'should prevent problems' |
|21st December 2011|
|Changes to the way mortgages are granted should help people secure the product that is right for them, while also minimising the chance of problems at a later date, an expert says.|
Catherine Hearnden, director at MyMortgageDirect, e...
|Confidence returning to UK housing market |
|20th December 2011|
|More people could be seeking a mortgage on a new property next year, as confidence is finally starting to return to the market.|
This is according to Paul Broadhead, head of mortgage...