Mortgage prisoner review launched amid concerns even MORE homeowners could be trapped on expensive rates
More homeowners than previously thought could be trapped on expensive mortgage rates and unable to switch, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has admitted.
26 July 2021
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
'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
Accord launches low-deposit mortgage for homebuyers – but it's not around for long
Accord has launched a short-lived 10% deposit mortgage deal. But is it any good?
4 November 2020
Nationwide loan payment holidays accidentally reported as missed payments to credit reference agencies
The lender uploaded wrong data which it's now fixed
22 May 2020
Beware mortgage payment holiday calculation errors – make sure you aren't being overcharged
If you're taking a mortgage holiday, check what your payment will change to when you start repaying. Here's what you need to know about what to look out for.
28 April 2020
1.6 million payment holidays offered to mortgage holders affected by coronavirus
One in seven UK mortgages is now subject to a payment holiday, after 1.6 million mortgage breaks were offered to customers who have been impacted by Covid-19
28 April 2020
Martin Lewis to fund large-scale research to help free 170,000 mortgage prisoners
A new study at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), funded by MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis, will look to find solutions to unchain 170,000 'mortgage prisoners'
4 February 2020
Birmingham Midshires pays compensation to mortgage customers
Birmingham Midshires is paying compensation to some customers after wrongly calculating their monthly mortgage payments, and one customer has already received over £1,600. Here's what you need to know
3 July 2019
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Government app to be launched next year, allowing Brits to access free schools meals and change driving licence details in one place15 October 2021The Government has unveiled plans to launch an app that will allow users to access Gov.uk services all in one place. The new app will allow users to look up information and apply for different Government features through one account.
15 October 2021Important changes to the way insurers charge new and existing customers are on their way, which will put an end to the 'loyalty premium' borne by consumers, says MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis.
15 October 2021The UK advertising watchdog has banned an advert issued by Voxi, a subsidiary of Vodafone, for "misleading" customers over data and pricing.
15 October 2021Vaccinated travellers entering England from abroad will be able to take a day two lateral flow test instead of a more expensive PCR test from Monday 24 October, in a move by the UK Government to make going abroad cheaper and easier ahead of October half-term.
15 October 2021The coronavirus outbreak is causing major travel disruption around the globe
21 September 2021There are more myths and misunderstandings about student finance than any other subject. So in this blog is my updated 2021/22 version of the must knows, with links to far more info.
14 September 2021Update 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...
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