First time buyer
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
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
13 October 2021
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Martin's energy bills crisis Q&A
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