Entries by Steve Grant

Expat UK property owners see good increases 

UK house prices rose by 1.7% in September, equating to an increase of £4,400 to the value of the average property, according to the latest Halifax House Price Index. This means that UK house prices are now at a record high of £267,500. This month-on-month rise is the strongest increase since February 2007 and ups […]

Expat mortgage applications are on the increase

The last 9 months has seen a significant increase in expat applications and approved mortgages against figures just issued for 2020. The increase shows how restrictions are being lifted as expat lenders compete for every single bit of business, this coupled with lower interest rates in real terms is indeed good news for the expat […]

Expats look to lock in deals for financial stability

Eight in 10 expat borrowers searching for mortgages in August were looking at fixed-rate deals, according to new analysis. Fixed-rate mortgages are, as the name suggests, deals in which the interest rate remains the same for the term of the deal. Borrowers can choose deals in which they fix their rate for two, five-years or […]

Expats are seeking UK property

Overseas buyers and expats are sizing up the UK property market for potential bargains, taking advantage of the weak pound and the political uncertainty over Brexit which continues, according to the latest figures released The property portal found that searches for UK property by overseas buyers have grown steadily this year. They now account for […]

Are you looking to be an expat first time buyer?

Expats living overseas are very keen to purchase property in the UK as the market continues to show good growth. Mortgages are easier to come by than they were 2 years ago plus interest rates are at an all-time low. Expats who own property abroad have had a worrying time of late as property prices […]

Expats are taking advantage of the independent broker

Expats are now using an independent broker more than ever before to secure their deals whether it be a new or re-mortgage. The survey showed using a broker will reduce completion times, they are fully versed in the expat mortgage process and able to react to the lenders requirements much quicker. Why independent? Very simple […]

Expats who use a broker normally save money

A recent survey has claimed that thousands of expat borrowers could be missing out on a better deal by not speaking to an independent mortgage adviser when looking for a mortgage. Its survey of over 2,000 expats found that 33% of consumers who went direct to a lender didn’t understand how a mortgage adviser could […]

Who needs an expat mortgage? 

If you wish to buy a property in the UK and live abroad you need an expat mortgage. Britons living abroad, either temporarily or permanently, will need to obtain a mortgage from a lender that has chosen to lend to expats. Typically, expats are looking to invest in buy-to-let property whilst living overseas, perhaps to […]

Best returns for Expats!

Eight out of ten of Britain’s hot shot fund managers – in charge of active UK investment funds – would have been better off simply investing in bricks and mortar, according to a recent financial survey. That’s despite the strong rises seen in the stock market over the past year, with the FTSE 100 ending […]