The Financial Advantages of Moving Quickly

Last week’s news that house prices were rising across the UK was incredibly welcome news for home owners. With living costs constantly being squeezed and wages feeling as though they do not stretch quite as far as they used to, we are all starting to feel the pinch a little. For this reason, millions of ... Read More »

January 29, 2014 ·

Money Saving


What are Reverse Mortgages

You may have heard about reverse mortgages and the financial flexibility that they can provide, particularly true as individuals reach retirement age. What exactly is a reverse mortgage and what benefits and risks can it provide. When an individual takes out a mortgage loan the loan often has a significantly lower interest rate than other ... Read More »

January 16, 2014 ·


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Leeds launches new mortgage product to support Welsh Help to Buy Equity Loan scheme

Leeds Building Society has announced the launch of a mortgage product, which can be used alongside the Welsh Government’s Help to Buy Equity Loan scheme. Furthermore, customers can use this product to purchase up to 80% of the property and the mutual lends 95% of the 80%. When combined with the Government’s 20% investment, customers ... Read More »

January 13, 2014 ·


Buying Your First Property

The process for buying property the first time can be a challenging time in your life. Whether you are buying a property alone or with a partner, you will need to seek out the best advice and avoid the pitfalls that go hand in hand with this often daunting experience. Be prepared for a great ... Read More »

December 9, 2013 ·


Where are the most affordable family homes in the UK?

Bingham, Nottinghamshire has been named as the most affordable place to buy a home in the top 50 locations from Family Investments’ latest Family Friendly Hotspots report.  The third annual Family Friendly Hotspots Report revealed the best places in the UK to raise a family but, with home ownership still proving a struggle for many ... Read More »

December 3, 2013 ·


Family home

To Mortgage or Not to Mortgage?

In the 21st century, it can seem almost mythical that your parents were able to buy their four-bedroom semi in 1974 on perfectly average wages. The current climate of ongoing economic turbulence, frozen wages and stratospheric house prices are apparently all conspiring to keep couples on today’s equivalent incomes from ever having their own home. ... Read More »

November 3, 2013 ·