Transaction tax cut for homebuyers in Scotland and Wales until April
Most homebuyers in Scotland and Wales soon won't pay transaction tax on the first £250,000 of a property's purchase price, under temporary measures announced by the devolved administrations in the wake of the stamp duty cut in England and Northern Ireland last week
14 July 2020
Homebuyers won't pay stamp duty on properties up to £500,000 until next April
Homebuyers won't pay stamp duty on the first £500,000 of a property's purchase price, in a temporary measure announced by the Chancellor today
8 July 2020
Homeowners set to be able to extend mortgage payment holidays
Those struggling to pay their mortgage due to coronavirus are set to be able to extend their payment holidays for three more months, or start making reduced payments, in proposals published today
22 May 2020
Payment holidays may hurt mortgage application chances via the back door
New information uncovered by MoneySavingExpert.com indicates taking a payment holiday on your mortgage or other forms of credit could have an impact on future credit applications despite promises that credit scores won't be affected
14 May 2020
Homebuyers and renters urged to delay property moves
The Government has urged those with imminent house moves to delay their moving date while measures are in place to stop the spread of coronavirus
27 March 2020
First Direct error leaves some mortgage customers facing higher repayments – and others in line for money back
Some First Direct mortgage customers will see their payments increase – while others will be in line for money back – following an error
9 March 2020
Treasury Minister replies: 'Martin, I'll listen to your mortgage policy plans, but I've lines you can't cross'
The Economic Secretary to the Treasury has responded to news that MSE founder Martin Lewis is funding research to try to release 250,000 mortgage prisoners
2 March 2020
Competition watchdog to take action on leasehold selling
The competition watchdog says it has found evidence of potential mis-selling and unfair contract terms in the leasehold housing sector
28 February 2020
'I got the council tax band for me and 29 of my neighbours lowered, saving us £10,000s'
An MSE user has become the "favourite neighbour" in his area after challenging his council tax band and getting a price reduction for him and 29 other apartments in his postcode
18 February 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
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14 July 2020Most homebuyers in Scotland and Wales soon won't pay transaction tax on the first £250,000 of a property's purchase price, under temporary measures announced by the devolved administrations in the wake of the stamp duty cut in England and Northern Ireland last week
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