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Mortgage approvals at highest levels for 6 months

The Bank of England has released data showing that the number of mortgages being approved in Britain during February 2015 was the highest it had been in six months.

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Homeowners hurry to remortgage

Recently released data reveals homeowners are switching to record low fixed mortgage rates in a bid to take advantage of the ongoing price war between lenders and the increased equity available on their homes. The firm Legal Marketing Services have … Continue reading

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Over 50s are missing out on record low mortgage rates

The benefits of the escalating mortgage price war are being missed by those over the age of 50 according to the latest figures.

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Fixed-rate mortgages at record low

According to the Bank of England, there has never been a better time to be looking to borrow for a home loan. In fact, the interest rates offered on savings accounts at the moment, which themselves are low, are still … Continue reading

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Fixed-rates for mortgage plans reach new low

The steady decrease in fixed-rate mortgage prices continues as HSBC announce new mortgage plan with a five-year fixed-rate of 2.48%, edging ever closer to the record lows set by Yorkshire Building Society at 2.44% in August 2013.

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Mortgage approvals fall by 16% on the previous year

Mortgage approvals continue to tumble month-on-month suggesting the Bank of England’s (BoE) crackdown on the lending sector is having a decidedly dampening effect on the housing market.

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Housing is still much more affordable than 2007 in every region except London

Housing affordability is crucial to the fortunes of the residential housing market – and the wider economy. Yet its measurement isn’t necessarily as easy to grasp as one might think. Hamptons International’s new Ability to Buy Index provides a more … Continue reading

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Santander to break the mould with launch of lifetime mortgages in 2015

  British borrowers who find themselves unable to afford their repayments from their interest-only mortgages at the point of their expiry will be able to acquire a fresh mortgage deal till they die, as Santander officially unveiled plans to provide … Continue reading

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