Nationwide’s mortgage overpayment rules exclude loyal borrowers

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‘Kick in teeth’ for existing borrowers as 10% overpayment allowance introduced for new Nationwide customers onlyNationwide has increased the amount borrowers can overpay on their mortgages, but only for new customers – prompting anger among some exis…

First-time buyer mortgage lending rose 74% before stamp duty axe

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Number of mortgages advanced to first-time buyers in March hit 24,000, with 98% taking out repayment loansThe end of the stamp duty holiday on homes costing between £125,000 and £250,000 led to a surge in activity in the mortgage market in March, acc…

Halifax Home Finder – consumer app of the week

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A property search, house prices and mortgage rates all in one place – is this the ultimate homebuying/snooping app?App: Halifax Home FinderBy: The app was built by design company Grapple (which we wrote about here)Price: FreeAvailable on: iOS 4.0 or …

Rescue Mortgage Scheme

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How does Repossession SOS mortgage rescue scheme work? A) Its really simple, if you are in high mortgage arrears and coming close to a repossession notice / order then we can save your mortgage by paying your lender the debt owed, saving you the stress of trying to sell your house fast on the open… Read more »

Mortgage lending up 20% in February

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Rise in first-time buyer numbers behind overall increase in lending for house purchases, CML figures suggestMortgage lending for house purchases was up by 20% year-on-year in February, but lenders said the increase may have been fuelled by changes to s…

‘Nation of renters’ warning from estate agency chief

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Generation aged 18-34 risks being priced out of market unless government helps housebuyers, says head of CountrywideThe chief executive of the UK’s largest estate agent has renewed calls on the government to intervene in the housing market to prevent f…