Mortgage guides & advice
News and views to help you navigate the mortgage market
Apr 28, 2021
Whether you are a first-time buyer or a seasoned borrower the jargon used during the mortgage process can seem impenetrable. Demystify jargon with our glossary of mortgage-related terms.
Apr 20, 2021
Obtaining a mortgage is often one of the biggest financial decisions you will ever make, so it’s important to get solid advice – which is where a mortgage advisor can prove useful. Mortgage advisors are financial advisors who specialise in the mortgage market. Learn more about what advisors do, and how they can help you, in this guide.
Mar 4, 2021
An equity release mortgage is a product available to homeowners over the age of 55, which allows them to draw a tax-free lump sum, or several smaller sums (on which you’ll pay interest), from the equity in their home while continuing to live in the property until they die or move into residential care.
Oct 7, 2018
We are getting more frequent enquiries from homeowners who have had interest only mortgage products for many years. Now that they are approaching retirement, they find they have no obvious method to repay the mortgage in full. Retirement mortgages can offer solutions including Retirement Interest Only and Equity Release products.
Aug 19, 2018
As an advice firm, we are often approached by potential new clients asking how to get a mortgage if they are self-employed. Many self-employed people believe they will struggle to get a mortgage. It’s often much easier than you’d imagine, so we’ve put together this guide for self-employed individuals who would like to buy a new home, or remortgage their existing property.
May 8, 2018
When you have a mortgage already, but you want to move house, what happens to your mortgage? This is a common question from our customers, wondering if they can keep their mortgage when they want to sell their existing home and move to a new one. To help we’ve written this guide to help you understand the pros and cons of porting or replacing your existing mortgage.
Feb 12, 2018
With the changes in the mortgage interest relief restriction, more of our customers are asking if they should consider setting up a limited company to manage their buy to let property/properties. As it is not a clear cut yes or no answer, we’ve put together this guide to help you decide which option is right for your personal circumstances.
Dec 11, 2017
When taking out a new mortgage, it is often a time to review your insurance policies and determine if they fit your needs. Often our customers will consider if they need life insurance when they are either taking out their first mortgage, or moving to a new property. The answer will always depend on your specific circumstances and acceptable level of risk, but this guide is available to help you decide.