First Time Buyer

What are variable mortgage rates?

Variable mortgage interest rates, also known as tracker or discounted mortgage products, are mortgage loans with interest rates that can fluctuate over time. The interest rate on a variable mortgage is tied to an economic index, such as the Bank of England base rate or the own building society standard variable rate. As the index …

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Biggest interest rate increase in 33 years

After the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted to increase Bank Rate to 3% in early November, households across the country are feeling the effects of pricier borrowing.   Going up The rise of 0.75 percentage points, an eighth consecutive increase and the biggest since 1989, has a significant impact on borrowers. Future …

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Are you a first time buyer? Be ready to buy in 4 easy steps.

The home-buying process can be complex for the first-time buyer (FTB). So much so that finding the right home can start to seem like the least of your concerns!  Here are some top tips to prepare financially before you kick off your search: Know what you need. Before you start searching, make sure you separate …

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Everybody’s talking about rates

Why are rising interest rates bad news for mortgage holders? And what role does inflation play in pushing repayments higher? Inflationary effect The pace of inflation has been well ahead of the Bank of England’s (BoE’s) target of 2% throughout 2022. In September, the consumer prices index (CPI) rose to 10.1%1. The BoE’s latest forecasts …

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