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.
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.
For the first time in 23 years, the number of first-time buyers has exceeded the number of current home owners looking to sell.
Lifetime ISAs are almost a year old, but many people are still confused about how to claim their 25% interest.
More money than ever before was borrowed by first-time buyers last year.
The percentage of the population which own their own home has fallen its lowest level in 30 years.
The Bank of Mum and Dad is set to become one of the highest mortgage lenders in the UK as more and more young buyers seek financial help from their parents.
Around 1.5 million mortgage owners could face difficulties should rates increase.