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  New data shows UK banks raised mortgage rates despite falling interest rates, making life harder for borrowers and savers alike.Shortly before the Bank of England pushed interest rates to a fresh 300-year low early last month, a number of UK lenders chose to raise their mortgage rates, leading many commentators to call into question the benefit of the central bank’s action. Banks’ customers now face a two-pronged challenge – a near-zero return on their savings, and an unnaturally high interest rate on their mortgage.This was not what the Bank of England had envisaged when it lowered rates – knowing that lower rates would hurt savers, it hoped that banks would pass on lower borrowing rates too, thereby providing a boost to economic activity and risk-taking.Recent research by Moneyfacts tells a different story, however, despite Bank of England governor Mark Carney saying that lenders had “no excuse” not to pass...
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Can I Get a Mortgage with My Credit Rating?

Having a bad credit rating is often the source of further financial problems. You have limited financing options when your credit history is less than spotless. You also have to deal with higher interest rates and other premiums due to your increased risk factor. One of the most commonly asked questions is whether it is still possible to take out a mortgage loan with bad credit. We’re going to find out the answer right here in this article. Ways to Boost Your Credit Score Before you start searching for mortgage loans, it is actually worth it to take the time and look into your credit history. Instead of accepting the bad credit rating outright, you can take active steps towards improving your credit score. Boosting your credit score is not as difficult – or as time-consuming – as you may think. For starters, you can simply remove incorrect entries from...
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Buy to Let Tax Changes Summary

  The Telegraph have produced a useful summary which gives details of the buy to let tax changes and mortgage interest relief.     
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Rent Hikes Loom!

  It's been reported this week that a million landlords will raise rents in order to beat the government's tax crackdown next year.  From April 2016 the buy-to-let investors will see the tax relief on their mortgage interest cut from a maximum 45 per cent to just 20 per cent.  Over the next 5 years the tax changes will be implemented and will make properties less profitable for those investors with a mortgage. Research has found that more than a million landlords plan to raise their rents next year. Around two thirds of the landlords who took part in the survey said they are going to increase rents next year.  David Smith, of the RLA, says: 'We warned the Government this would happen if it cut interest rate tax relief.' Last week in a case led by Cherie Blair, CBE the Administrative Court refused permission to proceed with a full...
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NO JUDICIAL REVIEW OF SECTION 24 FOR LANDLORDS

  We were saddened to hear this news this afternoon, but on a positive note the fight will continue. Commenting on the High Court decision to the refuse permission for a Judicial Review of Section 24 of the Finance Act, Richard Lambert, Chief Executive Officer at the National Landlords Association (NLA) said: “This decision is ultimately disappointing not just for landlords, but for the tenants who will see their rents rise as a consequence of the changes to landlord taxation. “While we have never been convinced that there was a solid enough legal case to overturn George Osborne’s decision, we hoped the Courts would be prepared at least to listen to the arguments.  “We congratulate Steve, Chris and the campaign team on their determination, perseverance, and their success in raising awareness and increasing the visibility and understanding of what will be a dramatic change to the ability of hard working...
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