First-time buyers close the gap on home movers as the number jumps by nearly 6 per cent

Almost 2,000 more first-time buyers get on the property ladder each month, as they take advantage of cheaper homes, generous mortgages and stamp duty cut First-time buyer numbers jump by 5.8 per cent compared to last year July saw a year-high in the amount lent to people buying their first homes Fewer homeowners are remortgaging than … Read more

Vernon Building Society launches offset retirement interest-only deal

Retired homeowners looking to convert their home equity into cash have in the past had limited options. Traditionally, the route to do this was through equity release, usually through a lifetime mortgage – but these are often expensive, and can eat into a borrower’s remaining home equity, limiting what they leave behind in inheritance.  But … Read more