How did the budget affect you?
Scrapping stamp duty for first-time buyers was clearly the headline-grabber to come out of the Government’s annual budget. But this was not the only announcement from the Chancellor that may have affected you…
Although somewhat expected, the Chancellor’s announcement that he would be s…
5 factors that will affect housing in 2018
It’s time to gaze at the crystal ball and make predictions for the housing market in 2018. So what do we think are the
big factors that could affect homeowners, first-time buyers, and property investors this year?
Rates - Interest rates have become a hot topic after the Bank of England’s Monetary Po…
Do you know what your credit score is?
Your credit score can affect your ability to borrow money or access products such as credit cards and loans. Everyone can check their credit score for free. One of the easiest ways to check your score is through an online
agency such as Experian or Equifax. If it looks like your score isn’t as good a…
£2m prize offered for rent check solution
A competition to develop a solution to record rental payments on credit histories has been launched by the Government, with a £2 million prize going to the winning technology firm. The competition was announced in the 2017 budget, as a part of the Government’s strategy to help more people onto the h…
What next for interest rates?
Now that the Bank of England has finally increased base rate back to its pre-referendum level of 0.5%, many UK borrowers are looking at their finances and considering how this might affect them. The move has raised some big questions for borrowers, least of all the possibility of another rise in the…