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  • Moving home, moving mortgage

    The clocks have gone forward, the flowers are in bloom and the year’s spring home-moving season is now upon us too. But if you are looking at swapping your home for a new one

    Laura Howard

    Updated: 23 March 2012

  • Be your family's own Chancellor

    As expected, there was little in the way of giveaways by the Chancellor in this year’s Budget.

    Jessica Bown

    Updated: 22 March 2012

  • What first-time buyers need to know

    Spring is in their air, and first-time buyers are starting to come out of their winter hiding to view the property market’s fresh stock. But the 2012 generation of first-timer

    Laura Howard

    Updated: 16 March 2012

  • The perils of buying home cover from your mortgage lender

    If you’re buying a house you’ll need buildings cover, but buying cover from your mortgage lender might not be the cheapest option.

    Mark Hooson

    Updated: 13 March 2012

  • Why now is the time to remortgage

    The Bank of England base rate has remained at its historic 0.50% low for more than three years, but there have been stirrings in the mortgage market nonetheless.

    Laura Howard

    Updated: 09 March 2012

  • Time to spring clean your finances

    Spring has officially sprung – but this year your finances are more likely to be in need of an overhaul than your home.

    Jessica Bown

    Updated: 08 March 2012

  • 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

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