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Spring 2020 Budget | Rishi Sunak | Chancellor | COVID-19

Spring 2020 Budget | Rishi Sunak | Chancellor | COVID-19

Spring 2020 Budget Summary Rishi Sunak’s first Budget took place against the backdrop of the global outbreak of COVID-19. Not surprisingly the UK’s response to this was the initial focus – providing some much needed short term financial measures in the current uncertainty, from ensuring the NHS

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Help to Buy Scheme

Help to Buy Scheme

Government-Backed Mortgage Schemes Although the Mortgage Guarantee scheme closed in December 2016, the Equity Loan scheme and the Shared Ownership scheme are still in operation. Help to Buy: Equity Loan scheme This scheme, which is currently set to operate until 2021, is designed to help those who

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Improving Instead of Moving

Improving Instead of Moving

Improving Instead of Moving The average time a homeowner in the UK stays in their property is 21 years*. This contrasts with the 1980s, when a fast-rising property market encouraged a move every eight years on average. Now though, high prices and Stamp Duty, combined with the

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What Does 2020 Hold For Property Market Resilience?

What Does 2020 Hold For Property Market Resilience?

What Does 2020 Hold For Property Market Resilience? Heightened economic and political uncertainty has cast a shadow over the property market in recent times. Although activity has been subdued in certain areas, as buyers and vendors hesitate, forward looking metrics indicate that market sentiment over the next

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Questions To Ask A Mortgage Broker

Questions To Ask A Mortgage Broker

Top 10 Questions To Ask A Mortgage Broker A mortgage broker is different to an advisor in a bank as they have expert knowledge in a wider range of products, and the ability to scour a selection of deals to identify the most suitable one for your

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How To Remortgage

How To Remortgage

How remortgaging works Remortgaging means moving your mortgage to a new lender while staying in the same property. Our guide can help you decide if it’s right for you. Is it time to remortgage? It’s definitely worth checking the latest offers if your current mortgage deal is

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Bank of England base rate

Bank of England base rate

How does the Bank of England base rate impact your mortgage? The Bank of England base rate is the official interest rate set by the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee. Banks and building societies use the base rate to calculate interest rates for some mortgage products.

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Looking For A New Home

Looking For A New Home

Are You Looking For A New Home? Things to consider when looking for your new home. As you start looking for your new home ask yourself what exactly you need from it. You could print out and fill in this table to help you figure out what

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