Financial makeover: 6 tips for your personal finances

6 tips for your personal finances Many of us feel that our personal finances could do with some attention, but where to start? What’s most important? Which areas of your finances need a makeover? Based on the clients we see and the enquiries we get, we’ve put together a list of six tips to help you improve your personal finances. We’d love to hear your thoughts, please leave any comments as well as your own financial tips at the bottom of this article. 1.    Standard Variable Rate ...

Housing & mortgage round up: Confusing mortgage and sales data released, whilst Santander anger customers

Housing & mortgage round upNo house prices surveys this week but still plenty of mortgage and housing news for you to catch up on. This week saw yet more confusing data announced, with reports that mortgage lending jumped in July, whilst the number of house sales fell. Santander angered many customers by announcing that they will be following the lead of other mortgage lenders and increasing their Standard Variable Rate, whilst a rise in mortgage fraud has been reported by Experian....

Mortgages: Mortgage fees rise to record levels

New research from Moneyfacts has shown that mortgage fees have increased by 70% over the past three years. Borrowers have also been hit by a rise in Standard Variable Rates (SVR) during that time, despite the fact that Bank of England Base rate has remained at 0.5% for over three years. Rising mortgage fees Are you looking for mortgage advice?...

Housing & mortgage round up: NewBuy concerns as mortgage lending rises, but so do interest rates

Housing & mortgage round upIn another week packed full of housing news, we take a look at concerns over the NewBuy mortgage scheme and a rise in mortgage approvals. It also seems that interest rates are on the rise as the crisis in the Eurozone continues to affect the UK mortgage market. Concerns mount over NewBuy mortgage scheme Are you looking ...