Articles tagged "mortgages"

The Right to Buy

Friday, February 7th, 2014

Are we in a property “bubble”? – Or “boom”? Or just a “recovery” or a “correction”? Take your pick. The Bank of England has announced a leap in mortgage approvals of 20% in 2013, an increase of 122,315 on the previous year. Much of the increase is down to government schemes allowing first-time buyers to […]

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The Perfect Storm

Monday, November 4th, 2013

Fancy A Cambridge first-class honours degree? Cut down on the partying, work hard and it’s within your grasp. Anything over 70% gets the job done. What about the most nerve-wracking moment of adolescence? Not that. The driving test on which hangs the freedom of the road. You can make up to 15 driving faults – […]

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Life Outside the Help to Buy Scheme!

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

If you are looking to sell or move your home you will be more than aware of the recent activity and press speculation surrounding the Help to Buy scheme phase two. If you are about to approach a lender for a mortgage you should be aware that there is ‘life outside’ the Help to Buy […]

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Sunshine or storms for the housing market?

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

With everyone back from the Summer Holidays we can reflect on the recent press speculation about the increasingly optimistic data regarding the housing market. Last week BBC Breakfast even did a two-part special focused on the increase in both house building and mortgage availability. The RICS Residential Housing Market Survey reported recently that house prices […]

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Top Tips for a Successful Mortgage Application!

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

The easy availability of mortgages was a key factor behind the credit crunch, and once the global banking system started to implode it was one of the first things to give. Lenders have cracked down on loan-to-values and tightened up lending criteria, making it hard for all but the most angelic homebuyers to get a […]

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Family Springboard Mortgage – Our View

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

An award-winning mortgage adviser in Cornwall has welcomed the launch of a new type of mortgage that aims to help young people get on the property ladder. Ronan Marrion, who works for Truro and Wadebridge based independent financial adviser, Worldwide Financial Planning, believes the Woolwich’s Family Springboard Mortgage will help first time buyers. The mortgage […]

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Vote for our mortgage broker, Ronan!

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Worldwide’s Independent Mortgage Broker Ronan Marrion has been nominated for two awards in the upcoming Financial Reporter 2013 awards. We are all really proud of Ronan and the work the mortgage department do, and we would be delighted if you could help him to win. All the details on how you can do that are […]

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When size makes a difference

Friday, February 15th, 2013

No off-colour jokes, we promise! We’re talking mortgages this week – more specifically, how much you can borrow with a mortgage. When it comes to a mortgage, size can make a big difference. How much you want to borrow is one of the crucial factors in determining how your mortgage application proceeds. That might seem […]

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Adviser warns endowment backed mortgage holders to seek advice

Friday, February 1st, 2013

A Cornwall-based mortgage adviser is warning people who still have endowment backed mortgages to have them reviewed as soon as possible. The interest-only mortgages have hit the headlines in recent years after it was discovered many policyholders could lose their home due to a shortfall in the endowment. It is estimated that more than a […]

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Good News for the Mortgage Market

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) has said that the mortgage market is making a recovery, even though consumers don’t necessarily feel that way. There are several reasons for this, the CML state, including the greater availability of high Loan to Value (LTV) mortgages, including many 90% LTV products as well as the biggest number […]

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