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If you are buying a home for the first time, it is essential that you are well prepared. Our free downloadable guides offer a wealth of information to hep you find and arrange the finance for your first home, including booklets on the government's Help to Buy schemes.

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Jan 16, 2017

Guide to interest-only mortgages vs repayment mortgages

Before you go looking for a mortgage or remortgage deal, you need to decide how you are go...
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Jan 16, 2017

Guide to flexible mortgages

A truly flexible mortgage allows you to do the following:
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Jan 16, 2017

Guide to fixed-rate mortgages

Fixed-rate mortgages are fairly popular in the UK. As the name suggests, they allow you to...
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Jan 16, 2017

Guide to mortgage basics

Taking out a mortgage is probably the biggest financial undertaking you will ever make. Na...

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Jan 05, 2017

Insure4you: Help finding the right insurance for homebuyers

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Jan 04, 2017

The buying process

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Jan 02, 2017

Guide to discount mortgages

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Jan 02, 2017

Guide to tracker mortgages

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Jan 02, 2017

Guide to variable rate mortgages

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Oct 29, 2016

Guide to buying property at auction

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Oct 15, 2016

Guide to moving home

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Oct 08, 2016

Guide to Mortgage Payment Protection Insurance

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Oct 04, 2016

Guide to First-Time Buyer Mortgages

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Oct 02, 2016

Guide to guarantor mortgages

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Oct 02, 2016

Get your head around mortgage fees

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Aug 10, 2016

Guide to valuations and surveys

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Jun 17, 2016

Help for Homebuyers

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May 15, 2016

Jargon Buster

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Apr 25, 2016

Guide for First-Time Buyers

News

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Jun 13, 2018

One in four first-time buyers refused a mortgage

Buying your first home is still a struggle for many
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Jun 08, 2018

Rise in first-time buyer application success

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Jun 06, 2018

3 in 10 first-time buyers unaware of Stamp Duty changes

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May 31, 2018

Seven top tips for first-time buyers

Follow these handy hints to ensure the mortgage process runs smoothly
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May 30, 2018

Five ways to get on the property ladder without the Bank of Mum and Dad

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May 30, 2018

Fall in the cost of 5% deposit mortgages

Guide to borrowing past retirement age

As an older borrower, you may be concerned that a lender will not offer you a mortgage pas...

Mortgage paid off? What next?

What do the over-50s do with their money once they have repaid their mortgage? We find out

Get your head around mortgage fees

The mortgage fees associated with taking out and paying off a mortgage have tripled in the...

Guide to borrowing past retirement age

As an older borrower, you may be concerned that a lender will not offer you a mortgage pas...

Mortgage market biased against homeowners

Buy-to-let property investors are unfairly favoured in the mortgage market, an independent...

Should buy-to-let investors ‘go Dutch’?

The Netherlands is revealed as Europe’s top buy-to-let property hotspot

Private sector tenants in poverty double in decade

The number of private rented sector tenants in poverty has doubled in the last decade from...

Large mortgage broker firm launches with fees of over 1%

An insurance firm has launched a mortgage advice service

Second steppers targeting detached properties

Those living in their first home are increasingly looking to reduce the steps to their lon...

Mortgage Calculators

Save money now!

See how much you could potentially save by remortgaging to a different product

How much can you borrow?

A calculator designed to help you understand how much you can borrow towards your property