August 2020

Debunking the myths The term ‘Lifetime mortgage’ is relatively new term and if you spoke to someone 5 years ago, they probably wouldn’t have heard of it. Mention equity release tough, most people have heard of it, and typically along with some sort of horror story. Ben...

Get moving with your 5-Step Mortgage Checklist Post-lockdown, the UK housing market is currently experiencing a mini-boom as a result of pent-up demand and the new stamp duty payment holiday.  Rightmove reported a 75% increase of buyer enquiries in July 2020 compared to July 2019.  But, although...

Green Homes Grant & Home Improvement Loans In case you haven't been following the news, mortgage rates reached record lows during the summer of 2020.  With the Green Homes Grant also due to launch this summer many people are thinking about home improvements.  But who can apply...

Every quarter, Howard Mortgages nominates a charity to receive a percentage of our mortgage broker fees and this quarter we’re supporting local charity - The Lions Barber Collective. After losing a friend to suicide, Torquay-based barber Tom Chapman decided to do something about the biggest killer of...

We're lucky enough in the UK to have the NHS, which provides free healthcare at the point of need.  But, due to Coronavirus, the NHS waiting list is set to hit 10m people by Christmas and many non-urgent procedures are now seeing a very long...

Our monthly property market review is intended to provide background to recent developments in property markets as well as to give an indication of how some key issues could impact in the future. We are not responsible or authorised to provide advice on investment decisions concerning property, only for the provision of...

Gemma Harle, Managing Director of Quilter Financial Planning is joined by mortgage experts Robert Sinclair, CEO of Association of Mortgage Intermediaries and Chris Pearson from HSBC to discuss the current mortgage market including product availability, what to do if you’re self-employed or furloughed, and the...