First time buyers
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.
Affordability for so-called second-steppers has leapt in the past year, according to a survey.
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.
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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.
Government figures confirm reservations through the Help to Buy Equity Loan scheme passed the 10,000 mark just four months after launch.
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).
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.
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.
PMS has added Investec Professional Mortgages to its panel of lenders in order to give members access to products aimed at senior executives.
We explain the schemes available for people struggling to buy a house.
Mansfield Building Society has launched a range of shared ownership mortgages aimed at first-time buyers.
The Mortgage Works is targeting first-time landlords by opening up its range of buy-to-let deals.
NatWest Intermediary Solutions will start accepting mortgage applications from intermediary clients using the Help to Buy shared equity and NewBuy schemes from tomorrow.
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