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18 August, 2023

There's a growing trend for so-called ‘mammoth’ loans spread over up to 40 years.
A standard mortgage used to run for 25 years but there is a growing trend for so-called ‘mammoth’ loans spread over up to 40 years as first-time buyers and movers opt for lower monthly payments. &

7 August, 2023

The average cost of buildings and contents insurance rose by less than inflation in the past year, the ABI’s Home Insurance Premium Tracker shows. In total, the average price paid for home insu

27 July, 2023

Latest data from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has positive news on housing supply, w
House price outlook House price growth dipped in May and notably the annual rate of growth fell to -1.0%, marking the first time since 2012 that house prices have fallen year-on-year2. It remains to

11 July, 2023

Roughly nine in ten homes are underestimating the amount of cover they need to account for ‘rebuil
This is largely because costs have shot up by 18% in a year, resulting in the average three-bed semi-detached home now costing £53,000 more to rebuild than it would have in February 2022. Material co

5 July, 2023

Fewer than half of households have enough life cover to protect their family, according to new resea
While 44% of households have enough life cover to protect their family, the figures for those aged 30 to 34 (30%) and those aged 35 to 39 (34%) are considerably lower. Moreover, only 35% of households

20 June, 2023

As we head into summer, the weather is certainly starting to hot up. Will the housing and mortgage m
On the one hand, the total number of residential mortgage products has risen above 5,000 for the first time since May 20221, a sign that certainty is much stronger in the mortgage market than it was i

31 May, 2023

The stereotypical picture of applicants for a joint mortgage is a married couple or civil partnershi
Teamwork A joint mortgage is the most popular way for first-time buyers to fund their first home purchase, with more than six in ten opting for one1. While many of these will be couples, a growing nu

19 May, 2023

Property experts are calling on the government to support SME builders and boost housing delivery after its Help to Buy (HTB) scheme ended on 31 March, having granted over 375,500 interest-free equity

10 May, 2023

Getting life insurance for the first time can seem daunting. Having to think about something as sign
Help when it’s needed For some, especially young people, taking out life insurance might not be something you have ever thought about seriously. Life insurance is a crucial safety net designed to pr