The Government has announced the requirement for lenders to extend the initial three-month mortgage payment holiday scheme by a further three months. They felt that the extension was necessary because it would be too sudden and soon to end the scheme now for those currently experiencing financial difficulties. This means help and support will continue [...]
The UK’s mortgage market has changed profoundly in the last two weeks as the full effect of the Coronavirus has started to be felt. Lenders have been told to allow repayment holidays; moving home is virtually banned leaving swathes of home-movers in limbo; thousands of mortgage products have been withdrawn and the bank base rate [...]
Below are just a few of this month’s popular mortgage deals. Please get in touch with us to discuss any of these deals. Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.
You may have heard the term ‘mortgage prisoners’ but not know exactly what it is. Mortgage prisoners are those who are trapped in their current mortgage deal and are unable to remortgage or move. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has estimated around 150,000 borrowers are stuck as ‘mortgage prisoners’. Some of the main reasons are [...]
Since it was launched in 2013, the popular Help to Buy scheme has enabled almost 170,000 households to buy homes; who may not otherwise have been able to. An extension to the successful scheme was announced in the Autumn 2018 budget, now making it available until 2023 for first time buyers only ‘to ensure future [...]
Retirement is an exciting time; the start of a new chapter in life. Whilst we will have worked, saved and prepared for this moment for a long time, many of us will find we don’t quite have enough money to fund all the things we planned to do. Luckily, there are an increasing number of [...]
Mortgage prisoners may finally be released from their more expensive deals. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has announced that lenders can now carry out a modified affordability assessment for home owners who are up to date with their payments but have previously been unable to switch. There have been concerns about the emergence of mortgage [...]