'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
Government to sell former Northern Rock mortgages
The Government has announced it is selling off 66,000 mortgages and unsecured loans originally held by NRAM, formerly part of failed lender Northern Rock
2 April 2019
Homeowners could switch to a cheaper mortgage more easily as lending rules are set to be relaxed
Tens of thousands of mortgage prisoners are now one step closer to being freed, after the financial regulator began consulting on relaxing mortgage affordability rules, in an important step forward for MoneySavingExpert.com's long-running campaign.
26 March 2019
Applied for an HSBC product on Wednesday? Check you weren't wrongly declined
Some applicants who applied for HSBC credit cards, mortgages or loans yesterday were wrongly rejected due to problems with credit checks - if you made an application, here's what you need to know
24 January 2019
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