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Mortgage Guarantee Scheme

The Chancellor of the Exchequer announced in the budget the launch of a new mortgage guarantee scheme, very similar to the Help to Buy Mortgage Guarantee Scheme which ran from 2013 to 2017. The intention is to encourage lenders to advance up to 95% of the agreed purchase price and so help those buyers who […]

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An Overview of the Mortgage Market

The saying: A week is a long time in politics is attributed to former labour Prime Minister Harold Wilson. It certainly feels as if a week or perhaps a month is a long time in the mortgage and housing markets and much has changed since my most recent blog of early May which was uploaded […]

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Our Market View – June 2020

After the rollercoaster we saw in the markets in March and April, May was almost dull.  Equity markets seem to have settled into trading ranges, albeit still volatile, moving up and down with newsflow but reflecting the ebb and flow of positive and negative economic and corporate news as the fight against the coronavirus continues. […]

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Time Is Your Friend – Use It To Your Advantage

Most investors’ true investment horizons are far longer than the next few months. “Please fasten your seatbelt as we are encountering some turbulence,” is the unpleasant voice of the pilot’s warning during your flight (even if flying is becoming a distant memory). No matter how uncomfortable and violent the turbulence, no passenger seriously thinks of […]

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Introduction Recent events determine that the subject of this month’s blog differs markedly from our usual content. Above all else is the need to listen to medical advice and so minimise the risk of becoming infected by the virus. Here at Michael Forward Financial Services Ltd, we are continuing to provide the usual level of […]

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