Paying off your mortgage when you have retired.

Recent figures released from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), show that 40% of borrowers who took out a mortgage in 2017 will be over the age of 65 by the time the loan is repaid. Why is this happening? With property prices increasing, first-time buyers are often having to wait until their thirties before they [...]

2019-02-27T12:31:06+00:00 February 27th, 2019|News|

Could Equity Release be the answer to interest only mortgages?

For homeowners with an interest-only mortgage, these can be worrying times. Many will not have a repayment plan and could be looking at an uncertain financial future. The worst affected are people coming up to retirement. They are likely to have taken out an endowment plan which was designed to repay the capital amount of [...]

2019-03-18T15:35:51+00:00 February 25th, 2019|News|

Congratulations: Exam pass for Andie Derry

Congratulations to Andie Derry, part of the client support team at our Kettering Office. Andie has passed unit 318, Principles of Business Communication. This unit counts towards the completion of a City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma for Business Administrator (3473) qualification. The qualifications aim is to develop Andie knowledge, understanding and skills across a [...]

2019-02-21T10:36:36+00:00 February 21st, 2019|News|

Finalist: NatWest Local Hero Mortgage Awards.

We have reached the final of NatWest Mortgage Local Hero Awards. NatWest Mortgages is recognising mortgage brokers that have gone beyond everyday expectations. Above all, they have put the customer and their local community at the heart of their firm. In total 60 firms have been shortlisted for recognition in the 12 regional awards. Anstee & [...]

2019-05-10T16:31:08+01:00 February 18th, 2019|Community, News|

Equity release continues to grow in popularity.

Over the last year, we have seen the equity release market continue to grow. Furthermore, market commentators now estimate that lending has reached over £4 billion.  So why the continual growth? Product Innovation. Many feel that the growth in equity release has been driven by lender innovation.  Across the whole of the later life lending [...]

2019-02-01T17:20:01+00:00 February 14th, 2019|News|

Samantha Clarke joins the Kettering Office.

Welcome to new team member Samantha Clarke who has joined the company as Senior Paraplanner. Samantha has been working in the financial services industry for a number of years and has joined us after recently relocating from Eastbourne. Her financial services career started when she was 16, working as a motor insurance clerk alongside her [...]

2019-02-07T16:56:19+00:00 February 11th, 2019|News|

Remortgage: Does it pay to switch deals?

How to save money by remortgaging. As a home buyer, you could easily cut your monthly mortgage cost by moving from a standard variable rate (SVR). The SVR is the rate your mortgage defaults to after the initial rate. This might have been a discounted rate or a short term fixed rate.  It can also [...]

2019-02-07T13:53:55+00:00 February 7th, 2019|News|

Monika introduces “Baby Liam” to the team.

Monika with baby Liam. Paraplanner Monika Trow, who is presently on maternity leave, recently came into the Kettering Head Office to introduce baby Liam to the team. Liam came into the world on the morning of Monday 31st December 2018 weighing a healthy 8lb 6oz. This is Monika’s and her husband Adrian’s second and a [...]

2019-02-04T10:46:44+00:00 February 4th, 2019|News|