First-time buyers face rising mortgage costs as HSBC and TSB up high LTV rates

First-time buyers face rising mortgage rates as lenders hike rates on high loan-to-value loans HSBC, TSB and Skipton BS upped rates on high LTV mortgages last week  Those worst affected will be first-time buyers, who typically borrow 90% of value By Sarah Bridge for The Mail on Sunday Published: 22:30 BST, 1 August 2020 | … Read more First-time buyers face rising mortgage costs as HSBC and TSB up high LTV rates

First-time buyers face rising mortgage rates

First-time buyers face rising mortgage rates as lenders hike rates on high loan-to-value loans Some lenders increased their rates on high loan-to-value mortgages last week  Those worst affected will be first-time buyers, who typically borrow 90% of value By Sarah Bridge for The Mail on Sunday Published: 22:30 BST, 1 August 2020 | Updated: 22:53 … Read more First-time buyers face rising mortgage rates

Boost for first-time buyers as lenders offer 10% deposit mortgages 

Boost for first-time buyers as lenders bring back mortgages for borrowers with a 10% deposit By Miles Dilworth For The Daily Mail Published: 22:01 BST, 21 July 2020 | Updated: 23:05 BST, 21 July 2020 Lenders are bringing back mortgages for borrowers with a 10 per cent deposit in a boost for first-time buyers. Nationwide … Read more Boost for first-time buyers as lenders offer 10% deposit mortgages 

Thrifty first-time mother reveals how she makes up to 33 meals a week for £1 a portion

A new mother has revealed how she cooks up to 33 meals a week costing £1.06 per portion after she overhauled her finances following a pay cut.     Katie Watkins, 31, from South Wales, changed her spending habits after her income dropped to statutory maternity pay following the birth of her daughter Elsie, two.  Husband Luke, a … Read more Thrifty first-time mother reveals how she makes up to 33 meals a week for £1 a portion

First-time buyers hit by a mortgage crunch but family deals may help

First-time buyers forced to fall back on family as banks pull big home loans: You now need a 15% deposit to get a mortgage with the Nationwide The number of high loan-to-value mortgage deals on the market remains low First-time buyers currently see their choice of mortgage severely restricted Mortgages that link a loan to … Read more First-time buyers hit by a mortgage crunch but family deals may help

First-time buyers face mortgage crisis as firms withdraw or lower offers fearing house price crash 

First-time buyers looking to get on the property ladder following the coronavirus crisis may face a £12,000 gap in their finances as banks offer only high-deposit mortgages.  The Government reopened the housing market last week after it was effectively shut down in March in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  But because of fears of a … Read more First-time buyers face mortgage crisis as firms withdraw or lower offers fearing house price crash 

First-time buyers face mortgage crisis as firms withdraw or lower offers fearing house price crash 

First-time buyers looking to get on the property ladder following the coronavirus crisis may face a £12,000 gap in their finances as banks offer only high-deposit mortgages.  The Government reopened the housing market last week after it was effectively shut down in March in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  But because of fears of a … Read more First-time buyers face mortgage crisis as firms withdraw or lower offers fearing house price crash 

Driving test centres with the highest and lowest first-time pass rates

With all driving tests suspended until 20 June 2020 due to coronavirus, there’ll be a backlog of learners desperate to take their practical test come the summer. If the lockdown has lifted by then, test bookings are expected to be choc-a-bloc for weeks.  But should learners be going to their nearest test centre or hand-picking a … Read more Driving test centres with the highest and lowest first-time pass rates

First-time mother with coronavirus is forced to give birth in hospital’s bereavement room

A first-time mother with coronavirus welcomed her ‘magic’ IVF baby after having to give birth in a bereavement room used for stillbirths. Pregnant Claire Trusson, 37, started to experience ‘cold’ symptoms just weeks before she was due and went into isolation – until she started having contractions. At St Helier Hospital in Sutton, medics had to put … Read more First-time mother with coronavirus is forced to give birth in hospital’s bereavement room

Natalie Imbruglia opens up about defying the odds to become a first-time mother in her mid-forties

‘I’ve always managed to do things that are unlikely or improbable’: Natalie Imbruglia, 45, on defying the odds to become a mother to ‘magical’ son Max, seven months By Daily Mail Reporter Published: 22:09 BST, 26 April 2020 | Updated: 06:31 BST, 27 April 2020 Successful career, friends, a beautiful Cotswolds home… it seems as … Read more Natalie Imbruglia opens up about defying the odds to become a first-time mother in her mid-forties