Ditch your standard mortgage for a five-year fix?
Millions of mortgage holders have been hit with a huge rise in repayments, while new deal costs are down
28 August 2012
Nationwide: Biggest house prices drop in three years
UK house prices are 13% below their 2007 peak, but this is still less than the falls seen in the United States and Spain
1 August 2012
HSBC launches lowest-ever five-year fixed mortgage
HSBC has launched a five-year fixed deal with a record low rate amid a time of economic uncertainty
13 July 2012
Interest-only mortgages could be 'thing of the past'
Interest-only mortgages could become harder to come by after Santander raised the minimum deposit required to take out the loans
9 February 2012
Risky lending targeted in tougher mortgage rules
A shake-up of the mortgage market was unveiled today by the FSA, aiming to prevent a return of irresponsible lending
19 December 2011
Guest Comment: Glimmer of hope for first time buyers
It is hard not to feel sorry for the current crop of beleaguered property-owning wannabes but help to get them a mortgage could be at hand
22 April 2011
Five-year fixed mortgages at all-time low: should you lock in?
19 October 2010
Can the self employed still get a mortgage?
17 July 2010
Time to fix your mortgage?
27 April 2010
Is it time to fix your mortgage?
8 March 2010
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If you NEED to borrow
44 tips to be tight (in a good way)
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£50 two-week summer break
For teens - free if on a low income
Blue Light Card discounts boosted
For NHS and emergency workers
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