Yorkshire Building Society 95% mortgages beat help to buy deals

Yorkshire Building Society has today launched 36 new 95% LTV mortgages including deals through its Chelsea BS and Norwich and Peterborough BS brands. There are a wide range of mortgage options to choose from with different rate and fee combinations with some of the 5% deposit home lo
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Leeds Building Society 0% mortgage – where’s the catch?

When the press release detailing the latest mortgage products from Leeds Building Society landed in my inbox today, it instantly grabbed my attention when I saw that the home loans were being offered with a 0% initial rate. I was immediately suspicious and thinking this was just anoth
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Tesco Bank keeps the pressure on rivals with new mortgage deals

There’s no let up in the quest for new mortgage business, even more so since the Funding for Lending Scheme came in to play. This morning Tesco Bank announced details of some attractive new mortgage deals, including some very competitive fixed rate pricing for those with at l
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We can’t rely on low interest rates alone to fuel the UK property market

There have been some significant changes in the UK mortgage market since I penned my original product assessment of the Castle Trust Partnership Mortgage last September. The big news in the last nine months is how the Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS) has, thanks mainly to the efforts
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Rates plummet by up to 35% in just six months as Government cheap money scheme rips the heart out of the savings market

Six months on, Andrew Hagger of Moneycomms.co.uk looks at the impact the Funding for Lending scheme has had on UK savers. On 1st August last year the Government’s Funding for Lending scheme was launched with the aim of providing cheaper loans and mortgages to individuals and busines
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Tesco Bank keeps mortgage rivals on their toes with latest rate cuts

When Tesco launched its first range of mortgage products, it was met with a muted response from the media and claims that it was not competitive enough. Since that initial launch on 6th August, Tesco Bank has really upped its game and the latest rate cuts announced today will give its
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Castle Trust Partnership Mortgage – product assessment

Castle Trust has today launched an innovative new product for mortgage borrowers called ‘Partnership Mortgage’ but is it a good deal, what are the benefits and what do consumers need to be aware of? Andrew Hagger of Moneycomms.co.uk looks at the pros and cons and provides a range
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One month in and Tesco Bank slashes mortgage rates

When Tesco Bank announced details of its first ever range of mortgage products on 6th August it was met with a rather lukewarm response with many giving the thumbs down as the rates were deemed to be uncompetitive. Today the supermarket banking giant shows it means business and ha
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5 year fixed rate mortgage at just 3.19% but watch the fee

The battle for mortgage business is as intense as ever and today Yorkshire Building Society through its Chelsea brand has hit the market with a five year fix at a record low rate of 3.19% (max 70% LTV), however it does come with a chunky product fee of £1495. Having crunched the n
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