Category Archives: Mortgages

4 Ways to Increase your Mortgage Deposit

We all know that the best way to raise a mortgage deposit for your first home is to save up the money. Not only will you build interest on your savings as you go, but you’ll also appreciate your house a lot more when you get it. You’ll take making the mortgage repayments a lot more seriously too, because you won’t want to let those many years of saving go to waste by losing your home.

Are mortgages for the over 60s and mortgages for pensioners a thing of the past?

Mortgages for over 60s and mortgages for older people are becoming increasingly harder to obtain.

Following the introduction of the Mortgage Market Review (MMR) some lenders have started to apply strict age limits on their mortgage lending.

Will a mortgage lender check where my deposit has come from?

After many years of what some would call ‘crazy’ mortgage lending before the financial crash, mortgage markets now seem to have returned to more normal standards when it comes to lending criteria and mortgage deposits.

Mortgage Prisoners: what’s all the fuss about?

The term mortgage prisoners has been bandied about quite a lot in recent months due to the Mortgage Market Review (a new set of rules for the mortgage market) which were brought in to force in April 2014. The reason the story is still making headlines is because the true ramifications of these news rules are only just starting to be felt by home-owners up and down the country.

The Mortgage Market Review and how you can prepare for it

If you live in the UK, then you may or may not be aware of the mortgage market review.  A comprehensive review of the UK mortgage market state conducted by what is now the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) designed to ensure the sustainability of the mortgage market, the MMR led to a number of changes in the mortgage process, all of which came into effect on April 26th.  Today, we’re going to look at the main changes made, and how they can impact your chances of getting a mortgage:

What are the main changes?