Cash-poor homeowners should beware of equity-release
Thatched house
Equity release

Cash-poor homeowners should beware of equity-release

Struggling savers should think twice before using equity release schemes to tap their homes for money.
24 Nov 2020
Beware: mortgage payment holidays could cost you
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Mortgages

Beware: mortgage payment holidays could cost you

Taking a break from mortgage or credit-card debt could ultimately cost you more in extra interest than the money you save.
26 May 2020
What can you do while the housing market is on ice?
Property

What can you do while the housing market is on ice?

Ruth Jackson-Kirby answers a few pressing questions about the current situation in the housing market.
17 Apr 2020
Beware: a mortgage holiday is not free cash
Mortgages

Beware: a mortgage holiday is not free cash

You are piling up debt for the future if you pause your mortgage payments, says Ruth Jackson-Kirby.
6 Apr 2020
Coronavirus: what it means for your mortgage or your rent
Mortgages

Coronavirus: what it means for your mortgage or your rent

Ruth Jackson-Kirby looks at all the key questions for owners, renters and landlords affected by the coronavirus crisis.
29 Mar 2020
Overpay your mortgage to cut thousands off the cost of your home
Mortgages

Overpay your mortgage to cut thousands off the cost of your home

If you overpay your mortgage every month you could knock years off your repayment period and save thousands on the cost of your home.
3 Mar 2020
Act now to beat the spring remortgage rush
Personal finance

Act now to beat the spring remortgage rush

Many homeowners will see their bills jump in April as competitive mortgage deals expire. Find a new one now.
28 Jan 2020
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Should you invest in a holiday let?
Property

Should you invest in a holiday let?

There is money to be made in the rapidly expanding holiday let market. But do your sums carefully before you buy.
4 Dec 2019
Tread carefully if you're thinking about equity release
Equity release

Tread carefully if you're thinking about equity release

The equity release market is getting its act together. But the cost means tapping your property for cash should be a last resort for most people. 
25 Nov 2019
Time to remortgage? Make sure you shop around
Personal finance

Time to remortgage? Make sure you shop around

Forget being loyal to your lender when you remortgage – the best deals are often only offered to new customers.
5 Nov 2019
Tesco cashes out of the mortgage business
Stockmarkets

Tesco cashes out of the mortgage business

Tesco Bank has left the mortgage market by selling its £3.7bn loan book. Its 23,000 customers will be moved to the Halifax, a subsidiary of Lloyds.
5 Sep 2019
More good news from the UK property market – house prices aren’t going anywhere
House prices

More good news from the UK property market – house prices aren’t going anywhere

House prices in the UK are stagnating. Far from a disaster, that's very good news for everyone, says John Stepek. Here's why.
30 Aug 2019
Help to Buy has been a waste of money
UK Economy

Help to Buy has been a waste of money

By artificially inflating house prices, the Help to Buy scheme has failed both homebuyers and taxpayers. But it has done wonders for housebuilders’ pr…
17 Jun 2019
What to know when picking a mortgage broker
Personal finance

What to know when picking a mortgage broker

When picking a mortgage broker, it’s important to know the different types, and how much you should expect to pay.
4 Jun 2019
How to prepare for a Corbyn government
Tax

How to prepare for a Corbyn government

The real risk to your finances is not Brexit, says Merryn Somerset Webb, it's that the mismanagement of Brexit could lead to a Corbyn government. So h…
9 May 2019
London house-price crash: is it all down to Brexit?
Brexit

London house-price crash: is it all down to Brexit?

London house-price growth is slowing down and the number of transactions is falling. Some are blaming Brexit – but the real reasons go much deeper tha…
23 Apr 2019
A good alternative to equity release
Equity release

A good alternative to equity release

Retirement interest-only mortgages could be a better way to access funds than equity-release products.
12 Mar 2019
Treat family mortgages with care
Property

Treat family mortgages with care

There is a product for most situations, says Sarah Moore, but make sure you know what you're getting into.
6 Mar 2019
Getting a UK mortgage as an expat 
Mortgages

Getting a UK mortgage as an expat 

If you’re applying for a UK mortgage but live abroad, be prepared for a complicated process.
27 Feb 2019
Now is a good time to fix and forget your mortgage
Property

Now is a good time to fix and forget your mortgage

It’s a good time to take out a long-term fixed-rate mortgage, but make sure you know what this entails.
19 Feb 2019
The equity release market opens up
Equity release

The equity release market opens up

A more competitive market means retirees with equity release mortgages could save by switching provider.
18 Jan 2019
Should you get a mortgage from a robot?
Property

Should you get a mortgage from a robot?

What do robo-mortgage advisers add to the process? Emma Lunn reports.
21 Dec 2018