Scottish Widows mortgages
Scottish Widows is focused on helping people prepare for their financial futures and this extends especially to the mortgage products Scottish Widows has on offer, including fixed mortgages, flexible mortgages and buy-to-let mortgages.
The lender has a number of specific mortgage products that are tailored to fit certain demographic profiles and circumstances, such as, professional, key worker, graduate and elderly lifetime mortgages.
See below for more details of mortgage deals and find out which is right for you.
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The British Bankers Association reports that mortgage approvals have reached a 16-month high in May but capital repayments still outweigh new borrowing.
Gross mortgage lending went up 21 per cent in May, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders, to reach the highest level since the start of the financial crisis in 2008.
LSL Property Services reports that rents went up by just 0.1 per cent in May as more people were able to get onto the property ladder.
The average property asking price has hit the £250,000 mark for the first time, according to the latest survey for June from Rightmove.
The Council of Mortgage Lenders reports that first-time buyer mortgages have risen by 11 per cent in the first four months of 2013, compared to the same period in 2012.
The latest report from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors reports that house sales are at a 3-year high and both current and forward looking indicators at a 3-year high.
The cost of a fixed rate mortgage continues to fall across the board as lenders compete to get to the top of the best-buy tables.
A leading mortgage adviser, Ray Boulger from mortgage brokers John Charcoal has stated that more and more customers are taking out fixed rate mortgages as rates dip.