View more on these topics

Landlords urged to snap up fixed rate deals

Mortgages for Business is urging landlords to take advantage of low fixed rate deals before the base rate begins to climb again.

The buy-to-let and commercial firm says that as swap rates seem to have settled the company has seen an increase in landlord enquiries on five-year products for purchases and remortgages at 75% LTV.

Steve Olejnik, head of sales at Mortgages for Business, says: “Next week sees another Bank of England base rate decision and with the Bank’s ammunition more or less spent, there is probably little point in reducing rates further.

“We will hopefully see the quantitative easing programme having the desired effect of slowly easing the credit markets over the coming months but for those borrowers waiting for rates to bottom out; now is the time to act.”


Trying times

We all know the old saying “if at first you don’t succeed try, try, try again” but it seems that for one determined job seeker it was more a case of try another 999 times.

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at

Pension freedom: wish you were here?

Out there lies a warm ocean of desert islands, sun, sand and palm trees, where individuals can choose how and when to tax-efficiently access their pension fund and realise the retirement dreams they have worked so hard for.


News and expert analysis straight to your inbox

Sign up