The rise of robots offering to invest your cash, find you a cheaper mortgage and plan your financial future has been swift – but can you really trust all the claims? Not a day goes by when This is Money does not receive news of the launch of another new app promising to be the […]
When Clive Allen bought his four-bedroom Victorian property four years ago, it needed a new roof, windows, plumbing and electrics. Clive, 45, didn’t know of any good, local builders in the Somerset area, so he searched online and found a company vetted by the UK’s largest professional body, the Federation of Master Builders. Confident that […]
Jo and Mark Darbyshire thought that their five-bedroom property near Bolton would be the perfect place for the kids to grow up in. At £400,000, it was expensive for them, but it had a huge garden and countryside views and the couple were able to choose their own kitchen and bathroom. They had no idea […]
Our True cost mortgage calculator allows you to really compare how different home loans stack up by checking what arrangement fees add to the overall cost over the life of a deal. It will tell you the monthly repayments for rival mortgages and crucially let you add fees, so that you can compare the total […]
It’s a common argument across the land – just how many new builds have shot up in your area in recent times, perhaps causing traffic havoc or putting a strain on local services. But whereabouts in Britain are the most amount of new build homes really popping up – and is it the South East […]
The UK’s estate agents called for cuts to stamp duty to help buyers climb the property ladder today, as official figures showed house price growth slowing to a five-year low of 3 per cent. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors argued for an overhaul of property taxation after a survey of its members showed that […]
The repossession plague that blighted the lives of tens of thousands of homeowners in both the 1990s housing crash and the global financial crisis a decade ago could be set to return. Industry experts fear a cocktail of financial pressures may push an increasing number of families to the brink, unable to meet their mortgage […]
Most expected the Bank of England to hold interest rates at 0.75 per cent last week following a rise in August – but what may come as a surprise is how little base rate movement has affected mortgage rates. Rates have remained static since the base rate rise from 0.5 per cent to 0.75, with […]
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