3 April 2017

Interest-only mortgage maturities fuel equity release boom

The Financial Conduct Authority has flagged up 2017-2018 as a period in which a wave of interest-only mortgages sold in the 1990s and early 2000s will reach maturity. It estimates that almost half of these homeowners will not have the funds available to pay off their loan and that many will explore equity release as […]

3 April 2017

Home insurance – why it’s important to get your sums right

How precise are you when it comes to numbers? Do you tend to ‘guestimate’? It’s an interesting fact of life that we find some figures easier to get to grips with than others. When it comes to home insurance, the more precise you can be when calculating the value of all the things you own, […]

3 April 2017

Is it time to remortgage whilst rates are still low?

With the monthly mortgage payment representing a major chunk of the average family budget, it can make sense to shop around from time to time to see if there’s a better, more cost-efficient mortgage deal available to you. According to the Council of Mortgage Lenders1 , around 36,000 people remortgaged in November alone, up 13% […]

3 April 2017

Simply Home Finance Newsletter Spring 2017

Is it time to remortgage whilst rates are still low? With the monthly mortgage payment representing a major chunk of the average family budget, it can make sense to shop around from time to time to see if there’s a better, more cost-efficient mortgage deal available to you. According to the Council of Mortgage Lenders1, […]