Government minister responds to Martin Lewis confirming the Treasury will look at proposals to free mortgage prisoners
Economic secretary to the Treasury Andrew Griffith MP has confirmed he will read and seek official advice on the proposals for freeing mortgage prisoners put forward in a recently published LSE report.
10 March 2023
Help for struggling mortgage borrowers confirmed – but Martin Lewis says it's 'a thin sandwich'
New guidance designed to help homeowners struggling with their mortgage payments has been published by the financial regulator, though it has been likened to an "empty sandwich" by MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis.
10 March 2023
Cladding crisis: six major lenders now offer mortgages on some affected buildings – but not everyone can get them
Flat-owners impacted by the cladding crisis in England may now be able to sell or remortgage their homes, with six major lenders agreeing to offer mortgages under new industry guidance.
10 January 2023
Mortgage guarantee scheme extended into 2023 – but should you take out a deal with just a 5% deposit?
With the difference in cost between mortgages for those with a 5% deposit and those with a 40% deposit at its narrowest in over 10 years, is it wise to take out a 95% deal?
21 December 2022
Bank of England increases base rate to 3.5% – what the rise means for your mortgage and savings
The Bank of England has increased the base rate from 3% to 3.5%. 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.
20 December 2022
Martin Lewis calls for more support for mortgage borrowers during meeting with the Chancellor and lenders
Mortgage lenders have been pushed to offer more support for struggling homeowners following a meeting with MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis, the Chancellor Jeremy Hunt, and the financial regulator. The move comes as homeowners continue to face higher and significantly more expensive interest rates amid the cost-of-living crisis.
8 December 2022
Need a new mortgage? Staying with your existing lender may now be cheaper than switching to a different one
We look at the difference between 'sticking or twisting', and why the balance between the two has shifted.
15 November 2022
Cheapest fixed mortgage deals dip below 5% – the lowest rate in a month
Homebuyers and remortgagers can now take out a five-year fixed deal that charges less than 5% interest.
14 November 2022
Latest on mortgage rates – fixed rates start to fall, despite another Bank of England base rate rise
The cost of fixed-rate mortgage deals has started to fall, despite the Bank of England's base rate rise last week.
8 November 2022
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
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Ovo launches one-year fixed tariff – but is it worth switching to?24 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.
BT customers 'forced into overdrafts' after duplicate payment error - here's what you need to know24 March 2023BT customers have complained that they've been forced into overdrafts after payments were wrongly taken twice this month. The telecommunications giant said it will refund any duplicate payments taken automatically.
Martin Lewis: Four urgent ways you may be due £1,000s in tax back – if you're married, had a PPI payout, wear a work uniform or even just pay tax23 March 2023If you're married or in a civil partnership, have ever had a PPI payout, wear a uniform to work or pay any income tax, you could be due £100s or even £1,000s in tax back – but you'll need to check urgently.
Bank of England increases base rate to 4.25% – what the rise means for your mortgage and savings23 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.
Broadband and mobile users to be hit with price hikes of up to 17.3% in April – here's what you need to know23 March 2023Millions of BT, EE, O2, Plusnet, Shell, Sky, TalkTalk, Three, Virgin Media and Vodafone customers will be hit with price hikes of up to 17% this spring, on the back of a sharp increase in the cost of living.
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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