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I’m a mortgage holder – what do I need to know in light of the recent BOE base rate increase?

If you’re on a fixed-term mortgage you won’t see any immediate change – though if your deal ends soon, the one you move to may cost more. If you’re on a standard variable rate (SVR) or ‘discount’ mortgage, your mortgage … Continue reading

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UK interest rate raised to 0.75% – what you need to know

The Bank of England has raised the base rate from 0.5% to 0.75% – only the second rise in over a decade. Here’s what it means for your finances, including the very latest on how individual banks’ mortgage and savings … Continue reading

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The Bank of England has raised interest rates from 0.5% to 0.75% after much speculation.

Expectations of a strengthening economy, solid employment levels, more consumer spending and the potential for wages to rise have all played a part in the decision. The Bank’s main priority is to keep the rising cost of living – known … Continue reading

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Top tips for selling your house in the summer – York, Leeds, Harrogate, Hull, Sheffield

A list of tips for making your home more attractive to buyers during the quieter summer months has been released by the professional body for estate agents. NAEA Propertymark said summer can be a difficult time to sell because people … Continue reading

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Yorkshire Remortgaging: Savings made by switching could pay for a holiday

Borrowers with mortgage deals due to expire or who are on their lender’s default rate could save over £6,500 by switching to a fixed product. That is according to Legal & General Mortgage Club which is encouraging people to remortgage … Continue reading

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Tips for First Time Buyers – How to save for a deposit in a year

Could you save for a deposit on house in just 12 months? Kate Saines from ‘What Mortgage’ on line spoke to one couple who, without the Bank of Mum and Dad and whilst also paying rent, managed to do just … Continue reading

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Fixed-rate mortgages: Are two or five year deals best?

The gap is narrowing between the price of a two-year fixed rate mortgage and a five-year deal, according to analysis published today. Data gathered by Moneyfacts has shown the difference between the two products is the smallest it has been … Continue reading

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Mortgage Advisors York

Mortgage Tree has been offering high quality mortgage advice throughout York, Yorkshire and to the UK on a whole for over fifteen years. We have helped hundreds of clients secure market leading mortgage rates and ultra competitive mortgage protection throughout … Continue reading

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BTL increases market share as first-time buyer lending dips: BoE

The share of buy-to-let lending increased for the first time since the start of 2017 to take 14.1% of new loans in Q1 2018, according to the latest MLAR data from the Bank of England. The data, provided by around … Continue reading

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Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard

The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) which comes into force in England and Wales on 1 April 2018, applies to private rented residential and non-domestic property and is aimed at encouraging landlords and property owners to improve the energy efficiency … Continue reading

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