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UK Mortgage Market Grows As House Prices Price Rises Slow

The UK mortgage sector has seen its best growth figures for 2 years (Source: UK finance) despite a slowdown in UK house price growth which has seen the slowest growth since September 2012 (Source: ONS).



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Should You Opt for a 15 Year Fixed-Rate Mortgage?

Would you like to lock yourself into your current mortgage until 2034? That’s what Virgin Money Accord and Yorkshire Building Society are hoping for as they begin to offer 15-year fixed rates.



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One In 6 People Expect To Still Have A Mortgage After Age 65

According to a recent study, one in six people think they will still be paying a mortgage after the age of 65. This means many will at best be holding back retirement and at worst handing the keys to their property back to the lender when they should be enjoying their twilight years.



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3 Tips To Save Thousands On Mortgage Interest

For the vast majority of property owners, signing up to a mortgage is a lifelong commitment that doesn’t end until retirement and even beyond that. A significant reason for this of this is the interest that is payable on the six figure sums required to buy most homes. So how do you save yourself thousands of pounds in interest on your mortgage and even pay it off early?



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If Carlsberg Made Mortgages, They’d Be Negative Interest Mortgages

Denmark is well known for its bacon, beer and butter but this month the world’s attention has moved onto Danish mortgages that come with a negative interest rate.



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Why First Time Buyers Should Opt For A 2 Year Fix in 2019

The rising popularity of long-term fixed rate mortgage deals has seen the popularity of two year fixed rate mortgages decline since 2013 when they made up 54% of the total. Yet there are reasons, even in the current economic climate, why short term fixed rate deals can offer a better option for first time buyers.



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What Do Mortgage Lenders Look For?

…is the million dollar question and one that perplexes many mortgage applicants, often more so when you go through a lengthy mortgage application process only to discover you don’t have what the lender is looking for.



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Re-Mortgages Could Soar This Year

According to new research from Moneyfacts, the number of applications for re-mortgages is predicted to increase this year as many enjoying low interest rates now see their 2 year fixed rate mortgages expire.



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7 Advantages of Using An Independent Mortgage Broker

According to a recent survey more than 70% of mortgage applicants prefer to use a broker. So why do so many people prefer to apply for their mortgages with a broker rather than just go to the bank? Here are seven advantages of using a mortgage broker.



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Mortgage Lenders Cut Rates For 2019

With the outlook for the UK property market looking gloomy this year according to RICS house price data, major mortgage lenders are still feeling confident enough to cut mortgage interest rates. So how long is this bit of good news likely to last?



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