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First time buyers squeezed hardest by property inflation

Mortgage Solutions | 19 Aug 2014

Data suggests first-time buyer property prices are rising faster than those for any other demographic compounding the affordability struggle to get on the housing ladder.


First time buyers receive half of deposit from parents

The average first-time buyer receives roughly half of their house deposit from their parents, a study has revealed.

Mortgage Solutions | 25 Jun 2014

Stamp Duty threatens to pervert Help to Buy effect - CML

The government is undermining its own Help to Buy scheme by imposing a large tax burden on first-time buyers, the Council of Mortgage Lenders has argued.

Mortgage Solutions | 05 Nov 2013

Other First time buyers articles

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‘Second stepper' affordability up, but few moving - Lloyds

Affordability for so-called second-steppers has leapt in the past year, according to a survey.

Mortgage Solutions | 18 Oct 2013

Midlands and London drive 3.8% house price rise - ONS

A buoyant English market drove UK house prices up 3.8% in the twelve months to August 2013, according to the Office for National Statistics house price index.

Mortgage Solutions | 15 Oct 2013
Bank of England

BoE: Q2 mortgage lending at six-year high: BTL hits £5bn

Gross mortgage advances to UK borrowers were up 23% in Q2 against the first quarter, hitting the highest point since records began in 2007, reported the Bank of England.

Mortgage Solutions | 10 Sep 2013

Help to Buy reservations pass 10,000 as positivity grows

Government figures confirm reservations through the Help to Buy Equity Loan scheme passed the 10,000 mark just four months after launch.

Mortgage Solutions | 13 Aug 2013

Lending to first-time buyers hits post-crunch high

Mortgage lending to first-time buyers reached a six year high in the second quarter of the year, according to figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML).

Mortgage Solutions | 12 Aug 2013

Interest-only mortgages scrutinised further with underwriting test

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) plans to introduce a "robust underwriting assessment" to be performed by lenders before issuing interest-only mortgages, letters published today have revealed.

Mortgage Solutions | 19 Jul 2013
Piggy Bank

First-time buyers want better tax-free savings vehicle for deposit

First-time buyers believe saving for a deposit tax-free would be more effective than government schemes like Help to Buy, a Building Societies Association poll has revealed.

Mortgage Solutions | 18 Jun 2013

PMS adds Investec to lender panel

PMS has added Investec Professional Mortgages to its panel of lenders in order to give members access to products aimed at senior executives.

Mortgage Solutions | 07 Jun 2013

Government first-time buyer schemes explained...

We explain the schemes available for people struggling to buy a house.

Mortgage Solutions | 23 May 2013

Mansfield unveils 95% LTV shared ownership range

Mansfield Building Society has launched a range of shared ownership mortgages aimed at first-time buyers.

Mortgage Solutions | 20 May 2013

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