The myths and misunderstandings about Equity Release: 2020 update
Equity Release is becoming an important part of financial planning for many homeowners. Home improvements, repaying debts, helping younger family members, and reducing Inheritance Tax are just a few of the reasons why individuals are releasing the wealth built up in their homes.
The mortgage market after the general election
As we approach the festive period, a sense of stability has returned to UK politics. Some lenders are already re-pricing their fixed-rate deals to reflect the changed economic outlook and we are seeing a bottoming out of interest rates.
Lifetime Mortgage vs Retirement Interest Only Mortgage - what's the difference?
Our Later Life Finance expert David Forsdyke explains some of the key differences between two mortgage products used by older home owners; Lifetime Mortgages and the Retirement Interest-Only (RIO) Mortgage, which on the surface can appear similar.
Ultra-low mortgage rates fall further ahead of UK general election
If you’re looking to fix your mortgage at the moment, you are increasingly spoilt for choice, with five-year fixes available on a 60% loan-to-value basis at less than 1.5%
Wealthy home owners are turning to Equity Release
David Forsdyke, our Later Life Finance expert, explains why increasing numbers of wealthier home owners are turning to Equity Release.
Can I use Equity Release to buy a new home?
David Forsdyke, Equity Release expert, explains how Equity Release is not only for raising money against your current home. It can also really help you when you move home.
Buy to let in later life - how investment property can make a difference in your retirement
David Forsdyke, our Later Life Finance expert, talks about the growing range of options designed specifically for older landlords, and how they can make a difference in ways you might not expect.
Why 2019 is a great year to buy in London
Alex Ogario of Knight Frank Finance’s Private Office explores some of the reasons why, despite popular opinion, 2019 represents a fantastic opportunity for those looking to buy in London.
The myths and misunderstandings about Equity Release
David Forsdyke, Equity Release expert at Knight Frank Finance, clears up some common myths about this rapidly expanding market.
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Mortgage Market Update
Simon Gammon, Managing Partner of Knight Frank Finance, shares his thoughts on the mortgage market.
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Why would the wealthy use Equity Release?
Equity Release is often seen as a last resort; a way for those short of money to solve their problems after all other options have been eliminated. But in reality, Equity Release can be a shrewd financial decision.
How the Bank of Mum and Dad is helping first-time buyers
The ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’(often referred to as BOMAD) is becoming more and more important in today’s property market.
How can my property top up my income in retirement?
David Forsdyke, Later Life Finance expert, explains why Equity Release is increasingly becoming part of retirement planning.
The number of people borrowing money later in life is continuing to rise
David Forsdyke of Knight Frank Finance explains why.
Homeowner over 55? Why the right advice is so important
Knight Frank’s Later Life Advisers are on hand to help you make the right financial decisions.
Interest rates are unchanged in August as monetary policy and residential property markets remain in a holding pattern
Rates remain low, lenders are keen to lend and now is a great time to hedge against future uncertainty by taking out a fixed-rate mortgage.
Our new Later Life Finance service: the first of its kind in the property sector
Knight Frank Finance, part of the Knight Frank group, has launched a Later Life Finance team, making us the first major player in the property sector to offer this service to those aged over 55s.
Mortgage rates to remain competitive for the time being
The outlook for UK politics is unclear, which means the arguments for fixing your mortgage rate now become more compelling. Faced with the possibility of more volatility over the next several months, fixing your rate would give you peace of mind.
Ongoing uncertainty prolongs competitive mortgage market
As Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn attempt to strike a cross-party Brexit deal, the uncertain political backdrop has caused some buyers and sellers to hesitate.
Brexit uncertainty continues to underpin mortgage market
Pent-up demand has built within property markets in recent months as political uncertainty has grown.
The mortgage market remains favourable for borrowers
Although The Bank of England wants to normalise interest rates, political uncertainty generated by the UK’s departure from the EU has put this ambition on ice.
We’ve agreed an introducer partnership with Audley Group
We have agreed an introducer partnership with Audley Group, the UK’s leading provider of retirement villages, to offer bridging loans to prospective purchasers.
The latest mortgage advice as the base rate remains at 0.75%
If you are shopping around for a mortgage, the New Year is likely to bring more glad tidings than Christmas.
UK loans for remortgage at highest level in a decade
The number of UK loans issued for remortgages during the third quarter of 2018 was 120,400, the highest level since Q3 2008.
Our latest advice on UK mortgages
UK Finance data shows that more borrowers are fixing their mortgages, in light of political uncertainty around Brexit.
London's most sought after luxury homes in 2019
London's luxury developments on the market through Knight Frank and as featured in 2018's Private View.
The latest advice on interest rates
After the Bank of England raised the base rate to 0.75% in August, the one fact that seems almost certain is that interest rates are unlikely to rise again this year.
Capturing Chinese Wealth: Why property is still number one for Chinese investors
Knight Frank’s Private Wealth Intelligence Unit in Beijing reports on why property is still number one for Chinese investors.
Brexit and London Finance
Uncertainty still surrounds the outlook for London’s financial cluster, but the expected impact is looking far less worrying than it did back 2016.
The base rate has risen to 0.75% today
The Bank of England has increased the base rate to 0.75%, signalling the beginning of the end for a period of accommodative monetary policy.
Access all areas: The rise of private jet travel
When it comes to getting around Europe quickly and comfortably, taking a private jet is a much more flexible option than travelling on commercial airlines.