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A guide to Help to Buy ISAs

Help to Buy ISAs are a new type of ISA designed to help first-time buyers save up a deposit for their home. The government will add 25% to your savings, up to a maximum of £3,000 on savings of £12,0...

Saving money for a mortgage deposit

To get a good mortgage deal with low interest rates, you often need a dauntingly big deposit. Follow our step-by-step guide on how to make saving for a house or flat manageable and turn your home-buyi...

First-time home buyer guide

If you’re a first-time buyer wondering what you need to buy a house or flat, you’ve come to the right place. This guide takes you through the process of buying your first home, including saving yo...

Quick house sales

Need to sell your house fast? You might be tempted to use a ‘quick sale’ company. They offer to buy your house very quickly at a discounted price. However, there are concerns homeowners could be m...

Homebuyer surveys and costs

Homebuyer surveys are a good way to avoid unexpected repair costs further down the line. Getting a survey for a house or flat will give you an idea of just how much you might need to invest in a prop...

How to apply for a mortgage

Thinking about getting a mortgage? This guide will help you understand the mortgage application process, the different borrowing options available and why you should speak to an adviser. ...

Help to Buy ISA FAQ

Help to Buy ISAs are a tempting proposition for first-time buyers, but how do they work? We’ve pulled together some of the most common questions, including who can get one and how much you can save....

Free printed guides

Our free printed guides are designed to help not for profit and public sector organisations, as well as commercial organisations, helping people to make informed money choices. If you’re an i...

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