Direct Line mortgages

Direct Line offers especially low rates on a range of fixed mortgages and discount tracker mortgages for first-time buyers, those moving home and remortgagers.

The lender guarantees a decision in principle within 48 hours upon applying and should you decide to take out any of their mortgages you'll receive 20% off their best home insurance price.

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Halifax HPI: House prices up 5.4% in last 12 months

Halifax reports house prices have gone up by 5.4% in last 12 months

The Halifax house price index for August shows that prices have gone up by 5.4 per cent over the 12 months to the end of July.

Mortgages prop up Funding for Lending

Image: The Bank of England.

Funding for Lending is being driven forward by an increase in mortgage lending, the Bank of England has said.

Carney "ready" to stop housing bubble

Mark Carney - vigilant to the dangers of a housing bubble. Image:Flickr

New Bank of England governor Mark Carney says he is "personally" ready to see off the dangers of a housing bubble.

House prices continue upward climb

House prices. Going up...

House prices rose by one per cent between June and July, according to the latest data from the Land Registry.

Mortgage lending on course for best year since 2008

The CML reports a sharp rise in gross mortgage lending

The Council of Mortgage Lenders reports that gross mortgage lending went up by 29% on July to reach the highest level since October 2008.

Asking prices up by 5.5% in one year

Asking prices went up in August, according to Rightmove

The latest House Price Index from Rightmove reveals that despite a small drop in August, asking prices for properties have gone up by 5.5 per cent in the last 12 months.

Mortgages cheapest since 1999 but rates could be on the rise

Mortgages are at thei  most affordable for 14 years

The cots of a mortgage is at its most affordable since 1999 with the proportion of income spent on them by an average household down to 27 per cent, according to new research by the Halifax.

Weale objects to early inflation risk on forward guidance

Martin Weale voted against adopting forward guidance on interest rates

The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee voted unanimously to keep interest rates at 0.50% and QE at £375bn but Martin Weale voted against adopting forward guidance on interest rates citing inflation risks.

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