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Martin Lewis: Warning - fix your mortgage if you want certainty but you could end up paying more than you need to
Planning to fix your mortgage? You might want to wait a little while longer before doing so as you could end up paying more than you need to. That's the warning MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis gave in the opening episode of the new series of ITV's The Martin Lewis Money Show Live.
20 October 2022
Thinking about fixing your mortgage for 10 years or longer? Here are the pros and cons
Fixing for a decade can be done for as little as 3.33% right now and is becoming more appealing as the Bank of England base rate continues to rise. But there are pros and cons to doing so - here's what to watch out for.
8 July 2022
First ever sub-1% five-year mortgage fix launched by Nationwide – check if you can take advantage of record low rates
Nationwide's deal is another reminder of the fierce competition between lenders – there's no better time to check if you could save £1,000s on your mortgage
21 July 2021
Martin Lewis: 'Mortgage rates drop below 1% – check urgently if you can switch & save £1,000s'
New mortgage deals are at their LOWEST EVER rates, with two-year fixes down to 0.95% and five-year fixes at 1.17% (though in some cases they load the cost in the form of hefty fees). That means huge savings are possible for some.
16 June 2021
Market-leading 0.99% two-year fixed rate mortgage launches
Yorkshire Building Society is offering a new market-leading two-year fixed rate mortgage.
16 March 2017
Act now. Fixed mortgage rates near rock-bottom
Remortgaging just means switching your deal to a better one. Now's a great time, as rates are near all-time lows
28 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
Buy-to-let borrowers hit by West Brom mortgage hike
Thousands of West Bromwich buy-to-let tracker rate mortgage customers will be hit by rate hikes from 1 December
23 September 2013
Martin's five-minute Wallet Workout to gain pounds
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Higher-interest fixes mean it's now a risk
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Bank of England increases base rate to 4.25% – what the rise means for your mortgage and savings28 March 2023The Bank of England has increased the base rate from 4% to 4.25%. This rate is used by the central bank to charge other banks and lenders when they borrow money – and so it influences what borrowers pay and what savers earn.
Martin Lewis: One week ISA 'use it or lose it' warning28 March 2023Interest rates are up, so ISAs are back for many - yet you need to sort them by 5 April (or likely sooner).
Boots to cut Advantage points earned on spending – here's what's happening28 March 2023Boots is to cut the number of loyalty points shoppers using its Advantage Card scheme can earn from May.
New cost of living payments to start on 25 April – here's who qualifies, how much you'll get and if you need to apply27 March 2023Millions of the UK's poorest households will start to receive the first third of their £900 cost of living payment from 25 April, the Government has confirmed today. Here's all you need to know on whether you're eligible and when you'll get your payment.
Ovo launches one-year fixed tariff – Martin Lewis gives his quick analysis on if it's worth considering27 March 2023Almost every household has been charged the same price for their energy over the last year under the Energy Price Cap (EPC) and the Energy Price Guarantee (EPG), with no cheaper fixed deals to switch to. That has now changed, with Ovo launching a one-year fix for existing customers that undercuts the EPG level of £2,500 a year.
Martin Lewis: Is it time to ban unnecessary Christmas presents?5 December 2022Update September 2017: It’s eight years since I first braved this subject, expecting a snowstorm of protest. Instead, year after year more join in, like Julia who recently tweeted me, “@MartinSLewis, finally took your advice and told my family I can’t afford Christmas presents. What a weight off my mind. Thank you.” One year even the Archbishop of...
Martin Lewis: The one thing everyone aged over 66 needs to know29 November 2022It is a national tragedy that getting on for a million pensioners, many of whom have been paying into the system for years, are missing out on a critical boost to their income. It's called pension credit, and this year it also means you get an extra £650 to help with energy bills.
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