Tag: Personal finance

100% Family Springboard Mortage launched

Earlier this month we saw the return of the 100% mortgage, launched by Barclays and aimed at first time buyers struggling to raise cash deposits. The Family Springboard Mortgage will allow first time buyers and home movers to purchase a … Continue reading

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Mum and Dad continue to bankroll their kids’ property purchases

Recent research from Legal & General has revealed that the ‘bank of mum and dad’ lends £5bn each year to help their children get a foot on the property ladder.

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See in the New Year with a spruce up of your household spending

Christmas is now a distant memory and we are well into a New Year. With a clean sheet and so much to look forward to, now is a great time of year to re-evaluate your household spending.  

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Look after your home and your valuables this Christmas.

The festive season is here, we are all frantically getting ready to celebrate with our loved ones. There are some people who have very different intentions during this time.

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Savings boost for first time buyers

The new Help to Buy ISA is a government backed scheme available to first time buyers looking to save money for a deposit towards their first home.

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Posted by: Laura Ellis Categories: Buying, Buying Property, Finance, Latest News, Money Saving Tips, Property Advice, Property News, Savings, Uncategorized Tags: , , , , , , , , 2 Comments

Does your credit score affect your home move?

Moving home means a big ‘to do’ list. With contracts to read through if you are renting, finding a solicitor if you are buying and organising your removals. However looking at your credit score should be on there.

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Banks favour borrowers with a 25% deposit

Banks are tightening their criteria for lending money to borrowers. Official figures show that they are shunning those with lower deposits in favour of people who have more money to put down initially.

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Property energy ratings – important or not?

Recent findings have revealed that only one in ten people consider a properties energy rating when hunting for a new home, a poor energy rating could end up costing you thousands of pounds extra per year in household bills.

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Posted by: Samantha Turner-Meyern Categories: Energy, Latest News, Uncategorized Tags: , , , , Comments Off on Property energy ratings – important or not?