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Switching your equity release plan could save you money

Switching your equity release plan could save you money

With interest rates lower than ever before, the last few years have seen a significant rise in the popularity of equity release schemes. You could save a considerable sum on interest by switching… Equity release plans (where you release some of the equity in your...

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Is a home in London still desirable?

Is a home in London still desirable?

More people are leaving London and prices in the capital are rising slower than elsewhere in the UK. Does London life still have something to offer? Christina Neal weighs up the pros and cons of living in the big smoke. London has seen the slowest rise in property...

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Why you should consider equity release

Why you should consider equity release

Equity release plans have improved vastly in recent years, with schemes offering greater flexibility and interest rates now highly competitive. And if you already have an equity release plan, you could save money by transferring to a new one with a lower interest...

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What’s the property market like for first-time buyers?

What’s the property market like for first-time buyers?

Last year was tough for first-time buyers, with some lenders removing mortgage loans for those with smaller deposits. The market has certainly improved for anyone looking to buy for the first time, but is now the right time for you to become a homeowner? First-time...

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Dementia and Lasting Power of Attorney

Dementia and Lasting Power of Attorney

September is World Alzheimer’s Month which raises awareness of those living with dementia. While practical care for those affected is important, it’s also crucial to ensure that a person with dementia has their paperwork in order. Lasting Power of Attorney should be...

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Living together when you’re older

Living together when you’re older

Many people over the age of 50 or 60 are leaving long-term relationships in pursuit of a fresh start and happiness with a new love. But what does that mean for your property needs? Here’s what you need to think about if you’re starting afresh with a new partner… Age...

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10 things to think about before relocating

10 things to think about before relocating

Had enough of where you currently live? Fancy a fresh start in a new location? It may sound glamorous, but make sure you choose wisely. Here’s our top tips on relocating… Maybe you want a fresh start or perhaps you like the idea of a complete change of scenery. Or you...

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Mortgage rates are hugely competitive

Mortgage rates are hugely competitive

There’s never been a better time to get a mortgage or move house where interest rates are concerned. Here’s what you need to know… If you’re thinking of getting on the property ladder or moving from your existing property, now is a good time to take out a new mortgage...

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Getting a mortgage after being furloughed

Getting a mortgage after being furloughed

Have you recently returned to work after being on furlough? If so, what does this mean for your chances of getting a mortgage? It is estimated that there are around 1.9 million people in the UK currently on furlough, which has gone down from 5.1 million in January....

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Green mortgages explained

Green mortgages explained

Green mortgages offer favourable rates or cashback for buyers of environmentally friendly homes. So how do you know if your prospective new property purchase fits the bill? Read our handy guide to green mortgages… A green mortgage offers either a favourable mortgage...

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