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Latest Blog PostsThe SVR Trap: Home Owners Stung With £2,500 A Year In Extra Interest Charges For Failing To Switch
Our study of 16 UK mortgage lenders shows that home owners are being charged £222 extra a month for lapsing onto a lender’s Standard Variable Rate.Read more Who's Affected By The Bank Of England's Interest Rate Change?
On Thursday 2nd August The Bank of England increased its interest rate to 0.75%. See which lenders have reacted, whether you'll be affected, and why the interest rate isn't everything.Read more Creating The Perfect Home Office
More people are working from home than ever before, as our career and lifestyle habits continue to change year-by-year. We spoke to four people about how they created their perfect home office.Read more Quick Tips To Keep Your Home Cool During A Heatwave
The UK’s currently in the grips of a heatwave and many over-heated home owners will be rushing out in their droves to buy electric fans. But what else can you do to keep your home cool in the heat?Read more How To Baby-Proof Your Home And Keep Your Little Adventurer Safe
Is your child starting to walk around and explore its new home? Then you’ll need to start thinking about providing a safe environment for your brave little adventurer. Get started with our checklist.Read more House Prices vs Wages: Keeping Score From The 1966-2018 World Cup
As England kick off their latest World Cup campaign, we take a trip down memory lane - all the way back to 1966 - to see how house prices and wages have performed over the years.Read more 16 Amazing Family Games To Play At Home For Free
Whether you’re looking for rainy day distractions or activities for the garden, we have you covered this summer. We’ve listed 16 games you can play at home for free. And yes, most of them are energy burners. You’re welcome.Read more Meet Rebecca: Creating Unique Ceramic Giftware For The Home
Ceramic designer-maker Rebecca Killen lives and works in the small coastal village of Dundrum, creating products that evoke memories, a sense of nostalgia, and serve as decorative home pieces to be used and treasured for years to come.Read more Meet Ben: Turning Reclaimed Timber Into Unique Home Furniture
After 15 years working as a product designer for a number of high profile UK and Australian design powerhouses, Ben decided to combine his passion for furniture with sustainability and break away on his own.Read more Meet Freddie: Bringing The Joy Of Gardening To Anyone And Everyone
Freddie was more than just a novice when he set up his online business delivering urban jungles to the door. In fact, he couldn’t tell one plant apart from the other. Now he serves over 3,000 customers a month.Read more Meet Alice: Bringing The Great English Countryside Into Your Home
Inspired by her love of the outdoors, Alice Sevier is the brains behind Wingfield Digby, an online boutique offering sophisticated home and fashion accessories.Read more Onwards And Upwards: Trussle Raises £14m Investment
Our CEO and founder reflects on the last two years, and explains what this investment means for our customers.Read more From Baby Boomers To Millennials: How Style Shaped The Home Of Your Generation
The last half-century has seen interior design experience many evolutions. We surveyed three generations and asked how their style has been influenced by their own generation and the ones that came before them.Read more How The FCA’s Mortgage Sector Report Could Impact You
The Financial Conduct Authority is currently carrying out a big research project called the Mortgages Market Study, and last week published its interim findings. We look at the key issues.Read more What’s Happening To ‘Support For Mortgage Interest’ (And What To Do If You’re Affected)
In April this year ‘Support For Mortgage Interest’ underwent a significant change, potentially leaving thousands of people short on the money they need to afford their mortgage bill.Read more 32 Ways To Reduce Stress At Work And Home
With so many of us leading increasingly busy lives, particularly in the workplace, it’s more important than ever that our homes are a place of sanctuary.Read more Why An Online Broker Could Be The Key To A Stress-Free Mortgage
Almost half of home owners recall their previous mortgage experience negatively. Can online mortgage brokers deliver a less stressful experience?Read more A Chat With Mental Health Expert James Routledge, Founder Of Sanctus
We caught up with James during Stress Awareness Month to talk to him about his life, his work, his motivations – and how our homes can impact our stress levels.Read more Should You Switch Mortgage Now To Avoid A Rate Increase?
Bank of England governor Mark Carney has been dropping hints for a while that the base rate will need to increase sooner or later, and it’s now looking likely that that will happen on 10th May, exactly one month from now. So is it time to finally switch?Read more Why Your Home Could Be Stressing You Out (And What To Do About It)
Many of us have experienced stress of some form or another at some stage in our lives. To coincide with Stress Awareness Month, we decided to take a look at some of the causes and potential solutions to stress at home.Read more The First Trussle Hackathon: What, Why... And How Did It Go?
Product Manager Faris held the first Trussle Hackathon in February. Here’s his story of why he was inspired to run a hackathon, how he went about organising it, and whether we’d do one again.Read more Interest Rates: How Do They Work?
A mortgage is the biggest financial commitment most of us will make. The interest rate can make a big difference to the amount you’ll pay each month, so it’s important to understand how this rate works in order to get the right deal.Read more Comparing Mortgage Deals By True Cost
Looking at the rate alone doesn’t tell you everything you need to know. We want to make sure you find the right deal every time - and that means looking beyond the headline rate.Read more The Mortgage Saver Review - Feb 2018
The second volume of our Mortgage Saver Review examines and presents solutions to key issues, supported by our own proprietary data and analysis.Read more Rebranding Trussle: The Home Of Home Ownership
Trussle exists to open doors for everyone whatever their situation, and we wanted to look and talk to our audiences in a way that is more truthful to who we are. Our Head of Design, explains the thinking behind our new brand...Read more Press Release: Trussle Launches Pioneering Mortgage Monitoring Service
Trussle’s free mortgage monitoring service will continuously compare any mortgage with the latest deals on the market, alerting the borrower as soon as it makes sense to switch.Read more Meet The Team: Eva
Eva wanted to become a mortgage adviser to help people secure their dream home, and joined Trussle to make that a reality for as many people as possible.Read more Meet The Team: Bianca
Bianca knew the traditional process of getting a mortgage was harder than it should be and joined Trussle to become part of the mortgage revolution.Read more Dexter's Trussle Story
Our very first customer Dexter recently remortgaged entirely online through Trussle after we alerted him it was time to switch - two years after getting a mortgage using our service and an industry first!Read more How To Download Or Print An Online Statement
Printing an online statement is much faster than waiting to receive your statement by post - especially when you’re trying to get your mortgage application moving quickly. We’ve explained in a few simple steps how you can print your online statements with each of the major banks.Read more Meet The Team: Zoe
Zoe’s been Trussle’s Head of Product since the early days and was the only Product Manager for a long time. Now the Product team has grown to a cosy three, Zoe’s been spending more time thinking strategically about our overall business goals.Read more Trussle Stories: The Account Manager
We caught up with Milton, a buy-to-let landlord with a property in Sheffield, who used Trussle to make remortgaging a hassle-free experience.Read more Meet The Team: Matthew
Meet Matt: our first Vice President of Engineering, joining the team to propel us towards our goal of providing instant mortgage approvals and lifetime mortgage monitoring.Read more Meet The Team: Richard
Richard joined Trussle to make the most of the opportunities that come with a small and fast-growing company.Read more Gazumping: What Is It And What Can You Do About It?
Buying a home is an exciting and positive experience for many people, but there are a few things to watch out for. For some unlucky buyers, it’s made a lot more difficult by one thing: gazumping.Read more Meet The Team: Pippa
Pippa looks after the internal running of the business, and it’s a big role - managing everything to do with finance, HR, legal, and compliance.Read more How Much Can I Borrow For My Mortgage?
Despite the myths, there’s no set rule for the amount you can borrow for your mortgage - it depends on a number of factors, just one of which is your salary.Read more Explained: How An Interest Rate Rise Would Affect Your Mortgage Payments
The Bank of England has strongly hinted an interest rate rise could be imminent. But what would this mean for your mortgage payments?Read more Meet The Team: Roberta
Roberta joins Trussle as a member of our Customer Success team after stepping foot in the office for her interview and knowing this was the place she wanted to be!Read more Trussle Stories: The Hairdresser
In this story, we hear from Lauren, a young mum working part-time as a hairdresser who was looking for a mortgage to secure her first home.Read more What Is APRC And What Does It Mean For Your Mortgage?
The APRC shows the average interest rate calculated over the entire mortgage term, including your initial rate.Read more Meet The Team: Chiara
Chiara joins Trussle as a Software Engineer after swapping the blue waters of Sardinia for the damp drizzle of London.Read more Meet The Team: Joe G
Joe joins Trussle as a mortgage adviser, making the move from estate agency based advising to become part of the Trussle revolution.Read more Meet The Team: Faris
Faris joins Trussle as a Product Manager, working with our developers and the wider business to grow the number of people we can help find a mortgage.Read more Meet The Team: Annise
Annise joins Trussle as a Product Manager, working strategically with our engineers to decide which tools we need to build to make our service the best it can be.Read more Understanding Soft And Hard Credit Checks When Applying For A Mortgage
It’s important to understand the difference between the two types of credit check, as too many hard credit checks can damage your credit rating. A soft credit check, however, doesn’t leave a mark on your credit report.Read more Meet The Team: Alice
Alice joins Trussle as our Data Analytics Lead, making sure we’re making the best use of the data we receive so we can better understand our customers and their preferences.Read more Can I Get A Mortgage Through My Company?
More people are now deciding to apply for their buy-to-let mortgage through their company to enjoy the potential tax savings it brings. However, there are certain criteria to meet to be eligible.Read more Trussle Stories: The Nurse
In this story, we hear from Nyasha, a nurse working in London, who came to Trussle wanting to fulfil her lifelong dream of living by the sea.Read more Team Talk: Should You Hire A Specialist Or A Generalist To Scale Your Startup?
How do we decide who to hire to scale our startup? When you’re building a new business, getting the right people on board is vital.Read more Meet The Team: Ahmed
Ahmed has worked outside of London for five years, but wanted to join Trussle even if it means commuting by train rather than the comfort of his car.Read more How Long Does It Take To Get Your Mortgage Approved?
Waiting for your mortgage offer can take up to 8 weeks, and there are a number of factors that influence the amount of time it takes for your application to be accepted.Read more Meet The Team: Charlotte
Charlotte joined Trussle as our Office and Community Manager the week before we moved offices, and we already don’t know what we’d do without her!Read more Understanding the "true cost" of a mortgage
The ‘true cost’ of a mortgage refers to the total cost of the mortgage over the initial term, including any fees you may have to pay.Read more How To Get A Mortgage If You're On A Visa
Getting a mortgage on a visa can be tricky due to restrictions placed on lenders, but there are a number of things that you can do to improve your chances of finding a suitable mortgage deal.Read more Meet The Team: Joe
Joe joins Trussle as a Customer Success Associate, making the big move from Manchester to London to become part of the Trussle revolution.Read more Understanding Mortgage Eligibility And Suitability
Eligibility is determined by the mortgage lender, who will carry out checks to assess whether or not they can lend to you. Suitability is determined by the mortgage broker, who will recommend the most suitable mortgage deal for your personal and financial circumstances.Read more Team Talk: Balancing Human And Machine
How do you balance the power and speed of technology with the care and empathy of a human? Jonny talks about the kinds of decisions we have to make around this subject in Trussle’s Product Development Team.Read more Meet The Team: Joe
Having worked in a big company for the past two years, Joe joins Trussle as a software engineer keen to embrace the small company vibe.Read more How Much Deposit Do I Need To Buy A Home?
There’s no set amount of money you need for a deposit to buy a home. Most often it depends on your personal circumstances and the property you’re buying. However, most lenders will require at least 5% of the property’s value as a deposit.Read more Meet The Team: Hoon
Hoon joins Trussle after spending five years running his own startup, leaving behind the world of fashion for the arguably just as glamourous world of mortgages.Read more How To Get A Mortgage In Scotland
Getting a mortgage in Scotland is similar to the mortgage process in other parts of the UK. However, the Scottish property purchase process and the rules around selling and buying are slightly different.Read more Top Reasons Your Mortgage Might Be Declined (And What To Do About It)
Your mortgage application may be declined because your credit record isn’t perfect, you don’t meet the lender’s affordability criteria, or your income or deposit isn’t high enough.Read more Advantages Of Using An Online Mortgage Broker To Get A Mortgage
The advantages include 24/7 availability, access to a qualified adviser, and a fast system that can scan thousands of mortgage products in minutes.Read more Meet The Team: Oli
Oli joined Trussle in the early days, and has played a key role in transitioning Trussle’s public image from exciting startup to credible industry player.Read more Conveyancing Process Explained: What It Is And How To Go About It
Conveyancing is simply the legalities involved with buying or remortgaging your home, and refers to the legal transfer of ownership titles from one party to another.Read more Glossary Of Mortgage Terms
With the seemingly endless list of mortgage jargon, it can seem like there’s a lot to take in! We’ve written a complete list of all the mortgage jargon and what it means, so that you can apply for a mortgage with confidence.Read more Property Valuations When You're Applying For A Mortgage
When you apply for a mortgage, the lender seeks an independent opinion on how much the property is worth. This helps the lender decide whether they want to go ahead with the mortgage.Read more Meet The Team: Dan
Dan joins Trussle as our first QA (Quality Assurance) Engineer, making sure everything we produce - in terms of our website and our product - is perfect.Read more Team Talk: Naming Our Customer Success Team
I’ve had the privilege of working with many different customer teams in a variety of industries throughout my career. While they've shared some common themes, the names of their departments have varied a lot!Read more Can I Get A Mortgage If I'm An Expat?
Getting a mortgage if you’re an expat is possible, but like getting a mortgage in the UK, there are a few conditions you need to meet.Read more Meet The Team: Dilpreet
With a background in journalism, Dilpreet isn’t your average mortgage broker! She joins Trussle with a wealth of experience and we're excited to have her on board.Read more Should I Overpay My Mortgage?
Overpaying your mortgage can reduce the total amount you pay for your home and help you become mortgage-free faster. However, overpaying only makes financial sense if your mortgage rate is higher than your savings rate.Read more Do I Need To Use My Estate Agent's In-House Mortgage Broker?
Legally, you’re under no obligation to use the mortgage broker your estate agent recommends when buying a property, even if they try to pressure you into it.Read more Leasehold, Freehold, And Commonhold Mortgages Explained
Looking at whether a property is freehold, leasehold, or commonhold is important before you decide to buy, as each type of ownership has an impact on the type of mortgage you’ll be eligible for.Read more Meet The Team: Nursel
We recently welcomed Nursel to the team as our Digital Acquisition Manager, and we're delighted to have her on board.Read more What Are The Different Types Of Mortgage?
When you’re looking for a mortgage, you’ll see there’s options available to suit your circumstances. It’s a good idea to know how each type of mortgage works and which might be best for you before going ahead.Read more How Does My Salary Affect My Mortgage Amount?
Mortgage lenders will look at your salary when they’re deciding how much they’re willing to lend you. However, they’ll also make affordability checks, taking into account your spending patterns as well as your income.Read more The Trussle Mortgage Saver Review
Welcome to the inaugural Mortgage Saver Review, created to shine a light on the billions of pounds being wasted by homeowners not being on the most suitable mortgage for them.Read more Meet The Team: Miranda
Fresh out of uni (and by fresh, we mean starting work a week after finishing!), Miranda joins Trussle as a member of our Customer Success team.Read more How The Mortgage Term Affects The Cost Of Your Mortgage
In general, making your mortgage term longer means lowering your monthly repayments, as repayments are spread over a longer period. However, a longer mortgage term means you’ll take more time to pay off your loan, so you’ll pay more interest overall.Read more How To Get A Mortgage In Principle With Trussle
A Mortgage in Principle tells you roughly how much you'll be able to borrow when looking to buy a home. Getting one with Trussle takes just five minutes.Read more Which Party Will Solve The Housing Crisis? Comparing The Manifestos
It's nearly election time, and we’ve rounded up what each party is offering so you know exactly who’s promising what and how they’re planning on tackling the housing crisis.Read more Trussle Stories: The Surveyor
In this story, we hear from John - a Construction Surveyor from Leicestershire. John turned to Trussle when moving closer to town to secure a mortgage for his new family home.Read more How Your Deposit Affects Your Mortgage Rate
Typically, having a larger deposit relative to the total purchase price gives you access to mortgage deals with lower interest rates. However, there are several other factors that determine the amount of money you can borrow and the rates you’re offered.Read more Meet The Team: Prakash
Prakash joined Trussle after spending two years working for a traditional mortgage broker. He saw the light and joined Trussle to help change the mortgage industry for the better.Read more Is It Hard To Get A Mortgage If You're Self-Employed?
Some lenders are cautious about lending to you if you're self-employed, but with a decent deposit, a good credit rating, and at least two years of self-employed accounts, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be able to get a mortgage.Read more What Is A Standard Variable Rate?
A Standard Variable Rate (SVR) is a mortgage lender’s default interest rate, which you’ll usually be moved onto once your initial mortgage deal has ended.Read more Meet The Team: Turon
Turon joins Trussle as our newest mortgage adviser, bringing with him a wealth of experience and a love of football.Read more What Fees Do I Need To Pay To Get A Mortgage?
When you're getting a mortgage, you'll have to pay some fees, although these will vary depending on the lender and the mortgage deal. We've rounded up some of the fees you’re likely to come across.Read more How To Get A Mortgage With Trussle
Trussle takes the hassle out of finding a mortgage - what used to be hard work is now a straightforward process. It’s quick to get started, and we can make sure you find a deal that’s right for you.Read more Trussle Stories: The NHS Manager
In this Trussle Story, we hear from Ella - an NHS Manager who decided to remortgage whilst on maternity leave.Read more Meet The Team: Pete
Meet Pete: Trussle's Head of Engineering and golf enthusiast. Pete's so dedicated to fitness he even swapped his desk chair for an exercise ball...Read more How To Remortgage With Trussle
Remortgaging is the process of switching from one mortgage to another. We’ve made the process of remortgaging much simpler - what used to be hard work is now quick and straightforward.Read more What Documents Do You Need To Apply For A Mortgage?
We’ve created a complete list of all the documents you’ll need to apply for a mortgage to help you speed up your application.Read more Meet The Team: Jonny A
Meet Jonny - a software engineer who can often be found coding by day, and on the radio at other times...Read more How To Compare Remortgage Deals (It's Not All About The Rate)
When you compare remortgage deals, remember to check the arrangement fees and other details, as well as the rates.Read more Trussle Stories: The Teacher
In this story, we hear from Jeni, a first time buyer who was nervous about getting a mortgage. Luckily, Trussle was there to help.Read more Meet The Team: Ushma
We were excited to welcome Ushma to Trussle last week, where she’s already making a great impact on the mortgage team.Read more Fixed, Tracker, And Variable Rates Explained
A fixed, tracker, and variable rate mortgage - what's the difference? We take a look at what these types of mortgages offer, explaining how one option might more suitable for you than another.Read more Meet The Team: Teri
Meet our new Head of Customer Success, Teri, who joined the team last week to help make our customer experience the best it can be...Read more Trussle Stories: The Lawyer
In this story, we hear from an American lawyer who overcame the tricky task of buying a home after having only been in the UK for two years.Read more Meet The Team: Giacomo & Stephanie
Say hello to Giacomo and Stephanie, the two newest members of the Trussle team. We caught up with them to find out more...Read more Getting A Mortgage With Bad Credit
Although having ‘bad credit’ usually means having a poor credit score, we can often find mortgages for those who’ve been rejected for a mortgage previously.Read more Introducing: Mortgage Calculators You Can Count On
After extensive development and testing we’re pleased to announce the following three new calculators...Read more Meet The Team: Ashleigh & Lydia
We’ve been growing quickly here at Trussle, and this week we welcomed two new faces to the team.Read more Celebrating 100 reviews! Here are our 7 favourites...
One of the perks of building and launching a new service to the public is receiving feedback from our brilliant customers. It’s always a thrill to read a new review!Read more Advantages Of Using An Online Mortgage Broker To Remortgage
The advantages of using an online mortgage broker to remortgage include speed, convenience, and value.Read more Trussle Stories: The Expatriate
In this story we hear from Emile, a South African expat who was able to buy a dream home for his family despite a unique set of circumstances.Read more The Straightforward Guide To Remortgaging
Remortgaging is the process of switching from one mortgage to another, and often involves moving from one lender to another in search of a better deal.Read more Where To Remortgage (Saving Time And Money)
To find a new mortgage, you can use a comparison website or go to a mortgage broker. You may also want to check what your existing lender can offer. One of the best ways to remortgage is to use an online broker.Read more How To Remortgage (In 6 Simple Steps)
There are several reasons you may decide to remortgage, but one of the most common reasons is to get a better rate once your initial mortgage period has ended.Read more When To Remortgage (And When Not To)
Since initial rates will almost certainly be a lot more competitive than the lender’s Standard Variable Rate, most borrowers can save by remortgaging once their initial period has ended.Read more Trussle Stories: The Sales Manager
In this story, we hear from a sales manager who was able to save £7,200 over two years thanks to Trussle’s mortgage monitoring service.Read more Trussle Stories: The Freelancer
In this story, we hear from James, a freelance designer who almost didn’t use our service at all…Read more Trussle Stories: The Reverend
It’s a church reverend who begins our Trussle Stories series, shedding light on the many people who chose Trussle for a more straightforward mortgage experience.Read more Our 5 Top Moneysaving Tips from 2016's Fintech Bible
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Choosing a home to live in is one of the most exciting things you can do. But what should be a straightforward process can easily become a tiring and frustrating experience without careful planning.Read more You've got a Mortgage in Principle. Now what?
Each year in the UK over 300,000 of us secure a mortgage to buy our first home, and to do that we’ll need a Mortgage in Principle.Read more Announcing Trussle's Long Term Partnership With Zoopla
We’re thrilled to announce that property-search giant Zoopla has invested in Trussle, and has agreed an exclusive partnership with us to help make finding and buying a home easier than ever.Read more Dear Dexter
It’s a great feeling when our customers tell us that we did a good job. But sometimes they tell us where we could do better, and that’s really where we focus most of our attention.Read more