According to data released this week, UK banks approved the highest number of mortgages since 2015, as more signs of an upturn in the housing market emerge since December’s election. The Nationwide Building Society also report that annual house price growth across the UK jumped to a 14-month high in January.

The latest statistics show that the number of mortgages approved by Britain’s mortgage lenders jumped to the highest level for almost five years in December, and mortgage approvals for house purchases were up to 46,815 in December, compared with 44,058 a month earlier, which is the highest level since April 2015.

Property website Zoopla data shows that annual house price growth in the UK’s biggest cities hit a two-year high of 3.9% in January. The fastest growth has been in Edinburgh, 6.1%, with London up by 1.9%. The property portal also reports that demand for properties increased by more than 26%, which far exceeds the traditional new year surge.

Whether you are looking to move house this year, make home improvements, or remortgage to secure one of the attractive home loan rates currently available, you should be speaking to Steve Padgham, head of mortgages at The Financial Planning Group. He says; “There are some amazing deals out there at the moment and it is no surprise we are so busy helping clients take full advantage. It should also be remembered that, as well as having the lowest rate deals at our fingertips, we can also reserve mortgages that will remain available for the next six months, which provides real peace of mind. And, if better deals emerge within that period, clients can switch to those instead – it’s a real no-brainer.”

Why not give Steve a call today 020 8614 4782, or e-mail steve.padgham@fpgonline.co.uk , and see what options are available to you?

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