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Spring Budget 2024: No change to Lifetime ISAs in blow to Martin and MSE's campaign – but a shake-up could still be on the table

In a blow to first-time buyers – as well as to MoneySavingExpert.com and its founder Martin Lewis's campaign – there were no changes to the rules on Lifetime ISAs announced in today's Spring Budget.

6 March 2024

Skipton launches UK's first 100% no-deposit mortgage since 2008 – which Martin Lewis says could be a 'sensible' option for some renters

Renters struggling to save for a deposit can now get a 100% mortgage from Skipton Building Society. It's the first no-deposit deal – that doesn't require a guarantor's backing – to launch in the UK since 2008.

9 May 2023

Martin Lewis: Outdated LISA rules COSTING first-time buyers and need a radical overhaul

Change is needed to help half a million younger people with Lifetime ISAs as many risk lock-out and £1,000+ in fines to get their money back.

22 January 2023

180,000 first-time buyers benefit from stamp duty cut

141,100 first-time buyers have bought properties without having to pay stamp duty and a further 39,400 have paid a discounted rate in the year since First Time Buyers Relief was introduced, according to the latest figures from HM Revenue & Customs

22 November 2018

Martin's 6 Lifetime ISA must-knows

LISAs launch this Thursday, and by opening one you can get up to £32,000 free

5 April 2017

Savers to be warned of risks before opening a Lifetime ISA

Anyone wanting to open a Lifetime ISA will first be made fully aware of how the product works, under FCA proposals

16 November 2016

First-time buyer bonuses under Lifetime ISAs to come at exchange, after Help to Buy controversy

First-time buyers will be able to get a state bonus towards a first home when they exchange under the LISA scheme

15 September 2016

Act now for rock-bottom mortgage rates

13 tips to slash costs for remortgagers and first-time buyers – check now if you can save, with rates down to 2%

14 April 2016

First-time buyer mortgage need-to-knows - from low rates to Help to Buy ISAs

Now's a stonking time to get a mortgage. Rates are close to rock-bottom but you should look at your finances first

7 October 2015

Check your mortgage rate today as fixed rates have fallen to lowest-ever level

The Bank of England governor last week said the 0.5% base rate could rise which could mean low mortgage rates jump

22 July 2015