Archive | Remortgaging in todays market

Lloyds Banking Group launches new Mortgage Scheme for First-time buyers – Mortgage Advice

First-time buyers are finding themselves in a predicament with falling house prices as the housing market becomes more affordable. Expert opinion is they are being squeezed out of home ownership by the very large deposit they are required to have in order to secure their first mortgage.  Saving up to £25,000 for a deposit takes […]

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Number of Mortgage Products available rises – Mortgage Advice

The situation as I see it! Money seems to be in short supply; interest rates offered by banks for saving money remains diabolical; unemployment is expected to increase by quarter of a million as students leave university and college and members of Parliament from all sides of the political spectrum have exploited their expenses for […]

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Money Saving advice for Mortgage Borrowers facing Negative Equity

During the 1993 housing recession it was estimated that one and a half million homeowners had negative equity. The Council of Mortgage Lenders has announced that approximately 900,000 homeowners currently have some degree of negative equity.  They believe around 600,000 of these homeowners have seen modest shortfalls of around 10%. When compared with the previous […]

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The Mortgage interest rate looks to have bottomed out

Money saving Expert says, surely the Bank of England base rate cannot drop any further? They could drop another half a percentage point to zero but there seems little point in reducing interest rates further. The government and the Bank of England have now introduced and started the process of Quantative Easing. They will spend […]

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Rescued Banks charge extortionate rates for personal loans

As a provider of  money saving advice , I can understand banks and finance institutes charging high interest rates to clients that have a less than perfect credit report where they have missed payments, fallen into arrears, been issued with defaults and county court judgements. But it looks like these banks were charging these interest […]

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The first time buyers guide to surviving the recession

Recessions come and recessions eventually go but if you were born in the 1980s or 1990s, you may not know what to expect or how to cope during a period of financial uncertainty. This guide gives all you first-time buyers a few pointers to surviving until the next boom comes around. Your attitude Stick to […]

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Cost of Living has increased by 18% in the last year

  The cost of living is believed to have increased by 18% over the past year. Much of the increase in our supermarkets is due to the decline of our currency on the exchange rate market against other major currencies. Goods and services are today more expensive than twelve months ago. Household budgets look to […]

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Cheltenham & Gloucester Tracker Rate Mortgage comes up trumps!

A few weeks ago I was talking with another client who had a tracker rate mortgage with the Cheltenham & Gloucester.  She told me that her tracker mortgage which I had arranged for her on a 1.01% below the base rate had reduced her monthly payments down to 25pence a month on a fairly substantial […]

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Major Banks approve 4,000 more mortgages applications

There were 28,179 new mortgages approved for house purchases last month (February 2009) according to the British Bankers’ Association. This is a real increase of 3,901 more new mortgages being approved in January 2009 when 24,278 mortgages were approved. It now seems that new mortgage approvals have risen for the last three consecutive months. It […]

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Market leading tracker rate mortgage is finally released

Mortgage lenders do actually want to offer borrowers the best mortgage deal or the best remortgage deal but they are restricted by the lack of money in the system at present. The banks immediate instinct is survival at the moment and their need to protect their capital base by not lending money or only lending […]

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The number of completed Mortgages is down by 52%

The Council of Mortgage Lenders figures show that mortgage lending has fallen for another month from 32,400 mortgages completed in December, 2008 to 23,400 in January, 2009.  The number of competed mortgages is down by 52% on January 2008 when 48,600 mortgages were completed. Money is still tight and the banks still have little appetite […]

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The more the Government spends the shorter the recession – Money Expert

In today’s climate of recession meltdown it is difficult not to scaremonger or upset anyone when analysing the world around us, the consequences to each of us and the impact of the debt our children might one day inherit. Are the changes that have been implemented by the government and the Bank of England really […]

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Payment protection Insurance (PPI) claims are up 118%

News Update The Association of British Insurers (ABI) announced that the number people claiming unemployment had risen sharply from 8,772 in November 2007 to 19,105 in January this year. The effects of this recession are now starting to have a direct impact on ordinary people who are now losing their jobs. Losing your job can […]

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Home buying is at the lowest level for 34 years

The Council of Mortgage Lenders says that in 2008 there were 46% fewer first-time buyers than in 2007. Those first-time buyers that did get on the housing market were reported to have put down a 22% deposit on their new home. Estate Agents and Mortgage brokers would like to forget 2008 as it was probably […]

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