Making buying a property easy

Take a look at a selection of our useful guides.

First-time buyers guide

Would you like to know how to buy your first home? We can help you - and make it easy to understand! This guide will walk you through the process. Buying your first home can be quite daunting. It’s likely to be the biggest financial commitment you’ll ever have, so you need to know that you’re making the right decision.

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Help to buy

In the past four years the Help to Buy scheme has helped more than 200,000 people buy a newly-built home. The scheme now accounts for one in 12 of all first-time buyers making homeownership more achievable for people up and down the UK. If you’re a first time buyer it can be difficult to raise a large deposit to purchase your first home. With Help to Buy you only need just a 5% deposit to get a mortgage.

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Mortgage Calculator

Before you look at taking out a mortgage, use our calculators to get a good idea of how much you could borrow and how much your monthly repayments might be.

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Stamp Duty Calculator

Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is a tax on properties bought in England and Northern Ireland. You’ll need to pay it when you buy a residential property that costs more than £125,000. Use this calculator to work out how much Stamp Duty you’ll need to pay on your new home.

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Investment Guides

View our selection of handy investment guides and videos to help you get started. Our guides could help you make the most out of your investments.

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