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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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Dec 02, 2020

Rise in cost of fixed rates for low deposit borrowers

Two-year fixed rates at 90 per cent of the property's value have reached their highest lev...
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Nov 27, 2020

The UK’s 10 most affordable places to buy a home

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Nov 27, 2020

Boost in 90% mortgages as lenders return to the sector

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Nov 17, 2020

Revised Help to Buy scheme open to applicants from December

The new version of the government's flagship homeownership scheme will be restricted to fi...
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Oct 26, 2020

Mortgage borrowers face ‘double blow’ of higher rates as choice halves

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Oct 26, 2020

Half of first-time buyers rejected for a mortgage

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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...

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