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Number of first time buyers at highest levels since 2007

Mortgages are becoming more affordable for those buying their first home

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Banking 11 months ago

One third of borrowers couldn’t handle rate rises

New research finds that one in three borrowers will struggle if rates increase, despite currently enjoying the cheapest ever mortgage rates

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Banking 12 months ago

Housing market slows down

September 2014 saw a 10% drop in mortgage approvals in comparison to 2013

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Housing 12 months ago

Twice as many rental properties since introduction of Buy to Let

Private rentals overtake the social rented sector for the first time since the 1960s

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Banking 12 months ago

Lowest ever mortgage rates offered by HSBC and Barclays

HSBC are offering a rate under 1% with Barclays also dropping their rates to 'all-time lows'

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Banking 12 months ago

Fall in inflation could delay rate rise

With UK inflation falling to 1.2%, a five-year low, could interest rate rises be pushed back?

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Banking 12 months ago

Mortgage rates dropping below 2%

A price war between lenders could see initial mortgage rates below 2% before the end of the year

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Banks 12 months ago

What potential interest rates rises mean for fixed rate mortgages

With the prospect of interest rate rises on the horizon, will fixed-rate mortgages become more expensive?

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Economy 1 year ago

Is the housing market slowing down?

House price growth has fallen for the first time in 2014

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Banking 2 years ago

Bank of England scraps Funding for Lending for mortgages

The scheme will instead focus on lending for small to medium sized businesses in 2014

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