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The latest news, views and advice on mortgages, finance and the housing markets.

  • Don’t Joke on Bank Statements & Social Media

    Posted on: Friday 20th July, 2018 and filed in: Mortgage News

    When friends transfer money to each other sometimes they put in joke references or something naughty and unprintable. What many potential borrowers do not quite realise is how seriously mortgage underwriters look at things that many of us take for granted. Ultimately, they are looking at whether you are a worthy candidate to lend a […]

  • A beginner’s guide to Re-mortgaging

    Posted on: Friday 22nd June, 2018 and filed in: Mortgage News

    What is re-mortgaging? Re-mortgaging is the process of switching a mortgage to a different lender without moving homes. For many borrowers, it is also the ideal opportunity to review their personal and financial circumstances and to consider whether their current mortgage and lender is the most suitable for them. What are common reasons to re-mortgage? […]

  • Do you know what your credit score is?

    Posted on: Friday 27th April, 2018 and filed in: Mortgage News

    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 by clicking on the following link: https://www.checkmyfile.com/?ref=acorn4mortgages&cbap=1 If it looks like your score isn’t as good as it […]

  • Top Tips for 1st Time Buyers

    Posted on: Friday 26th January, 2018 and filed in: Mortgage News

    Buying your first house in today’s property climate is no easy task, but it is certainly a rewarding one. Millennials don’t have it all on a plate, and it takes a lot of determination. Whilst you might see buying your first home as a long way off, it’s never too early to begin preparing. You […]

  • Recent Changes to Stamp Duty Could make Life Easier For 1st Time Buyers

    Posted on: Thursday 30th November, 2017 and filed in: Mortgage News

    The changes in the UK budget that could make pathways to home ownership for 1st time buyers better than we’ve seen for a long time.   The younger generation have in recent decades become dismayed that the prospect of being able to get onto the property ladder has become an unachievable dream for them. This […]

  • What would a rate rise mean for you?

    Posted on: Wednesday 1st November, 2017 and filed in: Mortgage News

      By the time you read this month’s newsletter the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee may have already decided to keep the base rate at 0.25%, or apply a historic increase. Whatever the decision, it’s important to understand how a base rate could affect you and your finances. Saving up for a deposit Low […]

  • Is your interest-only mortgage coming to an end?

    Posted on: Wednesday 18th October, 2017 and filed in: Mortgage News

    If you are on an interest-only mortgage that is nearing its end, you may be considering the next step. The good news is, you won’t be alone. Nearly 136,000 interest-only mortgages are due to mature in 2017, with a combined value of almost £16 billion. Fortunately, lenders are innovating their products and making more options […]

  • Getting a Mortgage a bit daunting for you?

    Posted on: Friday 15th September, 2017 and filed in: Mortgage News

    Getting a mortgage is one of the biggest and scariest commitments you’ll ever make in your life. Once you’ve taken the plunge, it’s true you could be liable for an awful lot of money, but the benefits of having a mortgage can far outweigh the risks. It can be tempting to stick to renting, there […]

  • New Rules for Lenders on Buy-To-Let Landlords from the Bank of England

    Posted on: Monday 17th July, 2017 and filed in: Mortgage News

    The Bank of England (BoE) is introducing new mortgage regulations for landlords. They will come into effect from the 30th September 2017. It will mean that when applying for mortgages for new properties, most landlords with four or more mortgaged properties that they rent out, will need to give much more information regarding their existing properties, […]

  • Could you be saving money on your mortgage?

    Posted on: Thursday 15th June, 2017 and filed in: Mortgage News

    If your mortgage is on a standard variable rate then you may be missing out on an opportunity to save money on your mortgage payments. So why not shop around for your mortgage as you would with your other monthly outgoings, it might even be the biggest saving you make. Data from Virgin Money has […]

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