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Mortgage rates at record low, and they may drop further

Some brokers believe prices could fall yet more, given few expect the Bank of England base rate to rise any time soon

20 July 2011

Guest Comment: Why is it difficult to get a mortgage?

Melanie Bien, of independent mortgage broker Private Finance, explains why she thinks it's tricky to get a mortgage

1 July 2011

Mortgage lenders fail to pass on base rate cuts

A Which? survey shows that 95% of lenders failed to fully pass on cuts in base rate to consumers

23 June 2011

Lenders expect to sell more mortgages this year

The Council of Mortgage Lenders predicts mortgage lending to increase for the first time since the credit crunch struck

1 June 2011

Home repossessions up 15%

Some 9,100 properties were taken by mortgage lenders during the first quarter of 2011

12 May 2011

First time buyers boost mortgage numbers

A small jump in the number of mortgages approved in February was driven by an increase in the number of first-time buyers

8 April 2011

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