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  • Winners and losers of low interest rates

    The Bank of England base rate has remained unchanged at its historic low of 0.50% for three years. However, despite the flat interest rate environment, savings and mortgage ra

    Clare Francis

    Updated: 01 March 2012

  • Focus on: NEW leading fee-free five-year fixed rate mortgage

    Interest rates were held at 0.5% again this week, and with no sign of things changing any time soon, longer term fixed rate mortgages are looking increasingly appealing.

    Melanie Wright

    Updated: 09 February 2012

  • First-time buyers should act now to avoid stamp duty

    First-time buyers keen to take advantage of 0% stamp duty should act now – as from March 24, the land tax will become payable again on all homes costing more than £125,000.

    Laura Howard

    Updated: 26 January 2012

  • Getting a mortgage with a small deposit

    Mortgage lenders are quick to boast about helping first-time buyers with smaller deposits – but the truth is most of the effort will have to come from you.

    Laura Howard

    Updated: 24 January 2012

  • Should you go for a fixed or variable rate mortgage?

    January’s base rate freeze came as no surprise after nearly three years of no change. In fact, some experts are now forecasting that interest rates will remain frozen at 0.5%

    Laura Howard

    Updated: 18 January 2012

  • Mortgages most affordable for 10 years

    It is cheaper to own a home than it has been for a decade, yet many people continue to pay over the odds for their mortgages.

    Laura Howard

    Updated: 11 January 2012

  • What will happen to house prices in 2012?

    The property market has proved remarkably resilient in recent months, despite the increasingly gloomy economic backdrop. House prices rose by 1% nationally in 2011according to

    Jessica Bown

    Updated: 28 December 2011

  • Take control of your finances

    After what has been a pretty miserable year financially, most of us will be hoping that 2012 gets off to a better start.

    Melanie Wright

    Updated: 21 December 2011

  • Focus on: 2.89% three-year fixed rate mortgage

    In these difficult times, Chelsea Building Society’s new 2.89% fixed rate mortgage can provide homeowners with peace of mind that their payments won’t change for three more fe

    Laura Howard

    Updated: 07 December 2011

  • Fix your mortgage at 4.99% for 10 years

    With the Bank of England expected to hold interest rates at 0.50% for at least another year many homebuyers and those remortgaging are looking to lock into a fixed rate mortga

    Melanie Wright

    Updated: 24 November 2011

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