As the Housing Secretary calls on the government to allow first-time buyers to access their pension funds to help fund a deposit on a house, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) argue against the proposal.
Mortgage lenders approved 42,989 mortgages in April of this year, which may be a sign that the housing market is showing strength in uncertain times.
Whether or not you are able to take out a mortgage depends on your ability to repay the loan, or rather, your lender’s confidence in your ability to repay.
The latest homebuyers’ survey from Which? has found that many people regret some of the compromises they have made when buying their home.
The State Pension conditions have gradually changed, leaving many confused as to when they are allowed to claim it and how much they are entitled to.
New research from Citizens Advice suggests that the average home insurance premium of loyal customers increases as each year with their provider passes.
Those aged 43 - 54 account for the largest percentage of overall pension contributions, however they still aren’t contributing as much as they should be.
Wages are rising, borrowing is decreasing, however British savings as a percentage of income are at historic lows.
In such uncertain economic times, it can be confusing as to whether or not you should pay off your mortgage early, provided you are able to .
When repaying your mortgage, there may be one solution that is better for you than others. There are three different ways you can arrange repayment of a mortgage, with each varying on the way in which repayments and interest is structured.
With young people struggling to get on the housing ladder, around 54% of families will use cash savings to help relatives purchase their first house this year.
Being aware of the rules around leaving your pension to a beneficiary after you die can avoid lost money or confusion with wills.
Workers’ pension contributions are set to increase in the very near future.
Those looking to get a foot on the housing ladder may be tempted to act sooner rather than later.
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