RATE RISE Millions of homeowners could face shock mortgage bill rise this month

I have completed reading an article stating that millions of mortgage customers could face “shock” of a potential rate rise by the end of the month. Read here https://www.thesun.co.uk/money/5505102/millions-of-homeowners-could-face-shock-mortgage-bill-rise-this-month-heres-how-to-avoid-it/ When you look at the real monthly figures, too me it does not look that bad. The example used on a £250,000.00 mortgage over a five-year fixed rate, could go up by £30.00 per month. Really!!!! This will be a shock???? read more

Slump in Decembers for mortgage lending

I have completed an article about a lending slump during December 2017. Read here https://www.mortgagestrategy.co.uk/mortgage-lending-slump-december-bank-england/ I would agree about a lending slump but not in December, as our figure show that we did more business leading up to Christmas than we had over the last 5 years. January, on the other hand, has been very quiet for most of the businesses in our industry. Maybe Scotland is one month behind the trend in England, but it is interesting contras. read more

Rare moment as savers and borrowers are all winners

I have just finished reading a great article about small banks raising their interest rates for savers to over 2% which is driving the market up with other banks. The article also discussed the raising of the “swap rate” which dictates the price of most fixed rate deals. Read the article here http://www.telegraph.co.uk/personal-banking/savings/rare-moment-savers-borrowers-winners/ Even though the swap rate has increase since the referendum the deal are still fantastic for anyone with a 10% deposit or read more

Two-year mortgage deals Dangerous according to press.

I just finished an article stating that 2-year fixed rate mortgage deals are DANGEROUS because of POSSIBLE stagnant house prices and POSSIBLE high interest rates. Read here if you are interested. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/personal-banking/mortgages/mortgage-warning-two-year-deals-dangerous-house-prices-weaken/ The head of the Bank of England said that there might be an increase in the interest rate if he does not see a change in the inflation rate. Also, House prices could become stagnant but there is read more

Possible interest rate rises according to Mark.

I finished listening to a short video were Mark Carney (Bank of England) stated. “If the economy continues on this tract it may be appropriate to raise interest rates” This could happen as early as November. The article went on to say that there is a large increase in the amount of consumer borrowing in the following categories 1) Car financing 2) Credit cards 3) Personnel loans Here is the link if you want to read more

NOW IS THE TIME TO FIX YOUR MORTGAGE

Two factors are coming together to make right now a crucial moment for homeowners to review their mortgage. Firstly, extreme competition between lenders mean rates are keener than ever. Secondly, the Bank of England’s leading Bank Rate is expected to rise as early as November. This would cause mortgage rates to rise in turn, and so the window to secure a best-ever deal will close. While the initial increase is expected to be small – a doubling of Bank Rate from 0.25pc to 0.5pc – it would be the first in more read more

How young homebuyers are walking into debit

I just finished reading the Daily Mail (Money Mail Section Sep 20th 2017) According to the article, young home buyers are taking on billions of debit just as interest rates are about to rise. The article also stated that more than £35 billion of fixed home loan deals will come to an end in the next 2 months and these borrowers will then be moved onto a variable rate deals. Folks. The article was very negative and did a lot to try and scare the public but gave little in the way of solution or advice. It is read more

When your fixed rate mortgage product ends

Now hundreds of thousands of borrowers are reaching the end of fixed-rate mortgage deals each month. In most cases, that means their mortgage payments are set to rise - in some cases by a lot. But you can act to avert these higher costs. The following will explain exactly how fixed-rate mortgage deals work - as well as how to get the lowest possible rate and keep your repayments down. What is a fixed-rate mortgage? If you take out a fixed-rate mortgage, the interest rate on the deal will be locked in place for read more

Will Bank of England keep base rates low???

The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee has voted by a majority of 7-2 to maintain Bank Rate at 0.25%. The Committee judged that the lower level of sterling continues to boost consumer prices broadly as projected, and without adverse consequences for inflation expectations further ahead. It also expects pay growth to pick up over the forecast period and believes "subdued household spending growth is largely balanced by a pickup in other components of demand". The MPC added that since the August Report, "the read more

Newly-built homes will have to last at least 2,000 years if the sluggish rate of house building continues

The LGA, which represents local authorities in England and Wales, said that the failure to build enough homes for decades meant existing properties will have to house more people and last for much longer. This has led to the country spending nearly as much on the repair and maintenance of existing homes as it does building new ones. Cllr Judith Blake, LGA Housing spokesperson, said: “Our country’s failure to build enough homes over the past few decades is putting huge pressure on our existing housing read more