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Help to Buy equity loan scheme to close to applicants on Monday – here's what you need to know

Almost 10 years since its original launch, the Government's equity loan scheme will close for good in March 2023, but anyone who wants to take part needs to apply by Monday (31 October).

26 October 2022

Mortgage rates: what you can and should do (if anything) amid the market turmoil

At the start of the week, several major lenders pulled their deals from the market completely. Since then, many others have either withdrawn their fixed-rate offers or replaced them at hugely increased rates. As the market turbulence continues, here's what you can do.

6 October 2022

Ground rents to be banned on new leases from 30 June saving homeowners £100s/yr – here's what's happening

Ground rent is to be scrapped on new leases in England and Wales from 30 June when the Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act takes force, the Government announced today (22 April).

22 April 2022

'Lowest ever' rates on two and five-year fixed mortgages launched - check if you can save £1,000s

Platform and NatWest have today launched fixed-rate deals with the lowest ever interest rates seen on a two-year and five-year fix respectively, according to brokers. But while these mortgages won't necessarily be best for everyone, the headline-grabbing rates of 0.95% and 1.17% indicate that competition between lenders is currently fierce. So check now if you can save £1,000s on your mortgage.

2 June 2021

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