Time running out for first time buyers.....

The number of first-time buyers, who are currently exempt from paying stamp duty on properties up to £250.000, increased in December, according to data released by the Council of Mortgage Lenders. There were 18,700 loans advanced, worth £2.3 billion, up 7 per cent by...


Mortgage rates 'to be volatile'.....

Brokers are telling new borrowers to expect mortgage rates to fluctuate in the coming months, owing to economic uncertainty. A number of major lenders have increased the cost of a mortgage for new borrowers in recent days. Brokers suggest that the increased activity is likely to...