Don’t be tempted by cashback mortgage deals
Handful of cash
Mortgages

Don’t be tempted by cashback mortgage deals

Many lenders are now offering “cashback mortgages” that can return up to £1,000 to you on completion. But beware, says Ruth Jackson-Kirby. Cashback of…
21 Jun 2022
Should you overpay your mortgage?
Newly sold house
Mortgages

Should you overpay your mortgage?

Overpaying your mortgage could knock years off your repayment period and save you thousands of pounds in interest. Ruth Jackson explains the pros and …
16 Jun 2022
Should you fix your mortgage? Interest rates have hit a five-year high
Terraced houses
Mortgages

Should you fix your mortgage? Interest rates have hit a five-year high

Mortgage interest rates hit a five-year high last month. So should you fix your mortgage rate? And if so, how long should you fix for? Ruth Jackson in…
4 May 2022
Should you use your savings to overpay your mortgage?
Stock people looking at things
Mortgages

Should you use your savings to overpay your mortgage?

Early mortgage repayments could be a better way to save in a low interest-rate environment, says Ruth Jackson-Kirby.
2 Mar 2022
How to keep your mortgage payments low as interest rates rise
House and money in balance
Mortgages

How to keep your mortgage payments low as interest rates rise

Rising interest rates pose a threat to your mortgage, but it’s not all bad news. Here are some ways to secure a better rate.
11 Feb 2022
Cladding crisis: what new proposals for mean for housebuilders and leaseholders
Property

Cladding crisis: what new proposals for mean for housebuilders and leaseholders

The government is seeking an extra £4bn from house developers to fix the UK’s cladding crisis. Saloni Sardana explains how the new proposals affect bo…
17 Jan 2022
What to do if you still have a mortgage when you retire
Mortgages

What to do if you still have a mortgage when you retire

In the next few decades, many people will be paying back their home loans well into retirement. David Prosser explains their options.
7 Dec 2021
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Is it time to remortgage your home?
Mortgages

Is it time to remortgage your home?

Banks are already starting to prepare for higher interest rates, says Alex Rankine. Should you, too?
23 Nov 2021
What will long-term mortgages mean for the UK housing market?
Mortgages

What will long-term mortgages mean for the UK housing market?

Kensington Mortgages is tapping into long-term fixed-rate mortgages. John Stepek breaks down what this tells us about the housing market.
22 Nov 2021
Why homebuyers should be wary of the new crop of 95% mortgages
Mortgages

Why homebuyers should be wary of the new crop of 95% mortgages

The government has rolled out a new state-backed 95% loan-to-value mortgage scheme. But there are several drawbacks.
7 May 2021
Equity release: should you take money out of your home?
Equity release

Equity release: should you take money out of your home?

Tapping your home for cash via equity release has never been cheaper or easier. But there are pitfalls – so is it right for you?
28 Apr 2021
The return of the 95% mortgage – what’s available and how much they cost
Mortgages

The return of the 95% mortgage – what’s available and how much they cost

With the chancellor announcing a government guarantee on 95% mortgages in his Budget, products have started hitting the market. Nicole Garcia Merida l…
1 Apr 2021
Why are house prices so high? And what could make them more affordable?
House prices

Why are house prices so high? And what could make them more affordable?

House prices in the UK are at an all-time high – but they just keep going higher. And that’s not because of rich foreign buyers or a lack of supply, s…
23 Mar 2021
Will Britain’s first 40-year fixed-rate mortgage tempt buyers?
Mortgages

Will Britain’s first 40-year fixed-rate mortgage tempt buyers?

Online broker Habito has launched Britain’s first 40-year fixed-rate mortgage. Nicole Garcia Merida runs an eye over what’s on offer.
12 Mar 2021
Cash-poor homeowners should beware of equity-release
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
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
How Covid-19 could affect your mortgage
Mortgages

How Covid-19 could affect your mortgage

The Bank of England's cut in interest rates is good news for many mortgage holders.
20 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
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