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First time buyer

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

New. Help to Buy ISAs - free cash

In a government push to help first-time buyers, this week Help to Buy (H2B) ISA savings launched. Here are the basics...

2 December 2015

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

Guest Comment: Sarah Beeny decodes estate agent speak

Estate agent windows are a hotbed of flowery language. If you're baffled by descriptions, Sarah Beeny decodes them here

7 November 2014

Halifax paying first-time buyer stamp duty: is its mortgage deal any good?

Halifax will cover the cost of stamp duty for some first time buyers as one of many top mortgage deals

20 May 2013

Ed Balls: 4G mobile sale should fund housing boost

Balls will also use his party conference speech to state Labour could not reverse spending cuts immediately, if in power

1 October 2012

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