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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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Feb 21, 2018

Five changes that could help first-time buyers onto the ladder

Longer fixed-rate mortgages, more affordable housing and less stringent mortgage criteria ...
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Feb 16, 2018

Over seven of out 10 first-time buyers prefer a mortgage broker

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Jan 30, 2018

First-time buyer? Now could be the time to get a bargain

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Jan 29, 2018

£33K – that’s the average deposit now put down by first-time buyers

Deposits have doubled in the last 10 years but the number of first-time buyers has also ri...
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Jan 22, 2018

First-time buyer rates start to fall, despite interest rate hike

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Jan 22, 2018

Just 387 London homes exempt from Stamp Duty for first-time buyers

Get your head around mortgage fees

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

The pros and cons of interest-only mortgages

Interest-only mortgages get you off the mark, but no closer to your destination, as Christ...

Average inheritance is £119,000

Two thirds of Brits plan to leave an inheritance and a fifth of us expect to recieve one...

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