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The top mortgage deals for first-time buyers

Mortgage best-buys: The top deals for first-time buyers

2013 has brought with it renewed hope for first-time buyers thanks to the Funding for Lending Scheme. We round up the best deals for all types of FTB mortgages.

Halifax has cut rates on mortgages aimed at affordable housing

Halifax cut mortgage rates on NewBuy and shared equity deals

Halifax has announced a raft of rate cuts on NewBuy and shared ownership mortgages across its range of residential mortgages.

Lloyds has pledged £6.5bn to FTB's in 2013

Lloyds pledge £6.5bn to FTB's in 2013 but doesn't cut rates

Lloyds Banking Group says it will lend £6.5 billion to first-time buyers in 2013 which it calculates will help 60,000 people get their first property but they have not cut rates for borrowers with small deposits.

First-time buyers have struggled to secure lending since the credit crunch

First-time buyer mortgages: How have they changed since 2007?

The financial crisis of 2007 led to the credit crunch which meant stricter lending criteria and higher deposits for first-time buyers. Is the landscape changing?

Average first time buyer is aged 30

Average age of first time buyers 'is 30'

The average age of a first time buyer in the UK is 30, but the figure varies considerably from region to region, according to latest research.

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