Housing & Mortgage round up: House prices continue to rise, whilst the OFT warns people seeking a quick sale

Housing & mortgage round up_istockphotoA real mix of stories in this week’s housing and mortgage round up, including news that a major bank has been forced to write to over a quarter of a million of borrowers, whilst house prices continue to rise and the OFT issues a warning to people looking to sell their home quickly. Santander told to contact over a quarter of a million borrowers Santander has been told by ...

Housing & mortgage round up: House prices fall, whilst Nationwide pull out of Interest Only mortgages

Housing & mortgage round up: House prices fall, whilst Nationwide pull out of Interest Only mortgagesA busy week for housing and mortgage news. Two house price surveys have shown prices fell during September, with the average price falling though the psychological £160,000 barrier. In other news, the Bank of England kept interest rates on hold, whilst Santander have increased their Standard Variable Rate for existing customers. House prices fell in September...

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: An end to mortgage redemption penalties? Whilst house sales and mortgage lending both drop sharply

Housing & mortgage round upA wide range of stories this week, from the EU voting to ban mortgage redemption penalties, to more confirmation of the stagnant housing market. EU to ban mortgage repayment penalties? Members of the European Parliament have voted to ban early repayment penalties on most mortgage products. However it isn’t all good news for mortgage borrowers, despite the vote to ban redemption penalties it seems as though lenders will still be able to receive ...