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Joint mortgage separation rights: What happens after a break-up?

30th August 2019

"Shared finances can be a huge worry when you split up, so it’s really important to know what to do. Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about what happens to your joint mortgage after a separation."

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Would you pay a £180k premium to get your child into a top state school?

30th August 2019

"Homes near ‘outstanding’ state schools in England cost £180k more than the national average. But which areas are most affordable? And is it worth it?"

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How do Islamic mortgages compare?

29th August 2019

"You might not have considered one, but an Islamic mortgage might just be the thing for you whatever your religion - or lack of one."

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The pros and cons of buying a new-build

28th August 2019

"A shiny new-build can seem just the ticket. But before taking the plunge, it’s worth remembering there are also downsides to buying a new-build. Here are some of the pros and cons to help you make up your mind."

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Is mortgage insurance really worth it?

27th August 2019

"About to get a mortgage? You’re probably wondering whether you need mortgage insurance. Read this before you decide as there’s lots of myths and misinformation out there."

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Are mortgages for older borrowers really a silver bullet?

23rd August 2019

"More and more lenders are targeting people approaching retirement or who’ve already hung up their briefcase. As an older borrower, you now have three options when it comes to getting a mortgage."

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5 things you should know if you’re a first-time buyer in 2019

22nd August 2019

"There are lots of first-time buyers getting on to the property ladder. So if you’re thinking of joining the club, here are five things you should know before taking the plunge."

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Should you get a Help to Buy ISA before it’s too late?

19th August 2019

"The Help to Buy ISA is coming to an end in November 2019. There's still time to apply for one. But is it a good idea?"

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World’s first negative-interest mortgage launched. Huh?

16th August 2019

"A Danish bank has launched a mortgage with a -0.5% interest rate. How's this possible? Could this happen in the UK? We find out..."

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Which degrees help graduates buy a home straight out of university?

31st July 2019

"25% of millennials choose a career that will help them quickly buy a home. We reveal the degrees with the highest immediate earnings potential."

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