The second part of the Help to Buy scheme will be available from next week after the Government brought forward the launch date by three months.
The scheme, which allows prospective homeowners in England to take out 95% mortgages, was due to start in January 2014 but people will be able to start applying for the new mortgage guarantee from next...
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'Specific purpose successfully achieved'
Labour would make first-time buyers exempt from stamp duty for purchases under £300,000, Ed Miliband is due to announce.
The housing market recovery helped stamp duty revenues soar by a fifth in 2014-2015 to a record high of £8bn, according to research.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) may restrict the changes lenders can make to mortgage contracts after assessing the fairness of the existing regulations.
'Final piece in the puzzle'
Meets increasing demand
Latest purchase adds £382m FUM