In today’s Autumn Statement the Chancellor made a number of announcements in big markets ranging from mortgages to energy. So, how will it affect you?
Is the best way for parents to help their children onto the housing ladder not to help at all? Lynda Clark of First Time Buyer magazine explores the options for first-time buyers and their parents.
Whether you’re a first time buyer or already on the property ladder, most of us have to make compromises when searching for our dream home. But how far should we go – and what aspects are we happy to sacrifice?
Getting on the property ladder has always been a bit scary. We asked first-time buyers what they wish they’d known and heard of mistakes, late revelations and last-minute hitches that cost them a dream home.
George Osborne delivered his sixth Budget today, which included new measures on savings and annuities, plans for superfast broadband in rural areas and a win for our Sneaky Fees and Charges campaign…
They say that an Englishman’s home is his castle, but with mortgage lending hitting a 14 month low in September 2014, are we seeing a shift that means owning a home is fast becoming a pipe dream?
In this guest post from First Direct, Andy Forbes asks why we don’t do a mortgage review as often as our energy provider or insurer. Especially considering the impact it has on our monthly budgets…
The Chancellor delivered his Autumn Statement to Parliament yesterday. So what were the key announcements for consumers and how will it affect our personal finances?
As the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement approaches, here’s a roundup of what Which? has been calling for – including what we’ve been doing as part of our campaign to end mortgage confusion.
It’s no secret that moving house is a stressful process. I’d bet the sheer amount of things that could go wrong with home ownership can still come as a surprise to first-time buyers.
Our new research shows that mortgage fees have almost doubled in five years, from £878 in 2009 to £1,588 in 2014. Have you been stung by fees and charges when arranging a mortgage, whether moving house or remortgaging?
Around 40,000 first-time buyers now own their own home, thanks to the government’s Help to Buy scheme. But it alone isn’t the answer to Britain’s housing problems.
They say that an Englishman’s home is his castle, but with mortgage lending hitting a 14 month low in September 2014, it would seem that the idea of owning a home is fast becoming a pipe dream.
Some lenders have adopted new rules that make it harder for older people to get a mortgage. Many are also struggling to get credit cards and loans too, even when their finances are in order. What about you?