Why lending up to age 95 is not a practical mortgage model

April 20th, 2016|

A UK mortgage provider this week announced that they are set to trial a 55+ mortgage designed for older borrowers in the summer. The oldest applicant can be 85 years old! Whilst some predict that this is likely to cause a major shift in the mortgage market, others are calling the product irresponsible. Here we [...]

Early Easter provokes an unexpected rise in inflation

April 13th, 2016|

This year, an early Easter provoked an unexpected rise in inflation when it jumped up to 0.5% in March according to figures released today by the Office for National Statistics. Sitting at 0.3% in February, the increase is good news for the pound which has been sitting at record low levels in recent months. With many [...]

How changes in stamp duty helps foreign doctors

April 6th, 2016|

As today’s UK stamp duty land tax changes come into play, UK doctors are bracing themselves to feel the pinch. However, it is a different story for foreign doctors looking to relocate to the UK when you factor in the current weakness of the pound. Here's how changes in stamp duty helps foreign doctors. To an [...]