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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 08, 2021

Cost of five per cent deposit mortgages hits record low

Borrowers looking for a mortgage at 95% of the property's value have seen rates fall and t...
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Dec 03, 2021

More than 800 government-backed 95 per cent mortgages completed in Q2

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Nov 29, 2021

Top tips to save a deposit for your first home

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Nov 26, 2021

First applicants accepted for First Homes Scheme and target of 1,500 homes revealed

Under the scheme first-time buyers can get a 30% discount from a new home in their local a...
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Nov 25, 2021

First-time buyers still facing significant deposit barrier

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Nov 19, 2021

First-time buyers take nine years to save home deposit

Six bank statement mistakes that can ruin a mortgage application

Being overdrawn and having a history of payday loans can be red flags to lenders when they...
Six bank statement mistakes that can ruin a mortgage application

First-time buyers still facing significant deposit barrier

It's getting tougher for aspiring homebuyers as house prices rise faster than wages
First-time buyers still facing significant deposit barrier

Get your head around mortgage fees

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

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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