Simmonds Mortgages

Mortgage Brokers covering Berkshire and beyond

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Consolidating Debts

Are you struggling to repay your debts with your current repayment scheme, read our latest blog to see how you could benefit by adding them to your mortgage.

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Updated by on Thu, November 26, 2020

How Much Can I Borrow

When applying for a loan, there are multiple factors that can impact the amount of money you are able to borrow. Read our blog to find out what things could effect the amount you are allowed to borrow.

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Updated by on Mon, November 23, 2020

Know The Costs Of Getting A Mortgage

When looking to buy a home or remortgage, it is so important to note the different costs and fees that you will come across. In our latest blog we explain these types of costs and how to find the best solution for you.

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Updated by on Wed, November 4, 2020

Add Value - A Happy Street Name Helps

Recent research suggests that the street name of certain areas can boost the value of a property. Find out how much housing prices could be increased due to their street name.

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Updated by on Wed, October 14, 2020

Buyers Move Further For New Builds

Recent research shows that new builds are becoming more and more attractive to buyers, with many actually moving to a further location for their desired new home.

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Updated by on Fri, October 9, 2020

Life Insurance Myth Busters

Despite, having financial responsibilities, a lot of UK households do not have life insurance. In this blog we look at the myths surrounding life insurance and how it could help for you and your circumstances.

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Updated by on Tue, October 6, 2020

Exchanging Contracts? Get Insured

It can be very stressful buying a property. Here are a few important things to note when you are going through the purchasing process.

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Updated by on Fri, October 2, 2020

Ongoing Support For Mortgage Borrowers

Many homeowners have taken advantage of the mortgage payment holiday to help with their financial concerns. Find out what this holiday entails and whether it could benefit you.

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Updated by on Mon, September 28, 2020

Housing Market Sees Steadying Demand

Read the latest news on the housing market and how the pandemic has impacted it since March.

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Updated by on Mon, September 21, 2020

Protection Cover Is More Vital Than Ever

COVID-19 has caused alot of damage to many. Such as losing their job and financial security as well as many losing their lives. Therefore, it is now more important than ever that you are protected. Learn more about why protection is vital.

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Updated by on Fri, September 18, 2020

Working For Home? Are You Covered?

Many office based workers are now having to be working from home for the forseeable future to avoid the chances of a second wave.

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Updated by on Mon, September 14, 2020

Should I Remortgage Now?

The last few months have seen interest rates and house prices take a hit but could this be a good time for those looking to remortgage to do so?

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Updated by on Thu, September 10, 2020

Protection In A Changing World

We have seen the effects the Coronavirus pandemic have had on our lives and has highlighted the importance of having protection insurance.

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Updated by on Wed, September 9, 2020

The Ultimate Financial Stress Test?

COVID-19 has proven to be the ultimate financial stress test for alot of us. Read our latest blog to see how you can boost your financial resilience.

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Updated by on Fri, September 4, 2020

Home Working Opens New Possibilities

As more and more of us are being allowed to go back to work, it is likely that the number of people having to continue working from home will be significantly different.

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Updated by on Tue, September 1, 2020

Pandemic Fuels Demand For Rural Homes

A new survey has found that having a dedicated space for work within the home is becoming a priority feature within searching for their next home.

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Updated by on Sun, August 30, 2020

Fall In UK Annual House Prices

Due to COVID-19 alot has changed within socialising, work and the economy. Here is how the housing market has been effected within the past few months.

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Updated by on Mon, August 24, 2020

Has Lockdown Made You Want To Move?

With many of us having to work from home during lockdown, we have had to adapt, turning spare rooms into home offices. But what does mean for the housing market.

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Updated by on Fri, August 21, 2020

Stamp Duty Break For Many Homeowners

The new Stamp Duty holiday is the latest way the Government is trying to boost the property market, encouraging people to move, sell and renovate their homes. Find out all about the new holiday.

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Updated by on Tue, August 18, 2020

Be Scam Smart as Fraud Goes Viral

During the outbreak, we have seen the number of financial scams increase, targeting those who are vulnerable or under financial pressure.

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Updated by on Sat, August 15, 2020

The Chancellor's Economic Update

Read about the Chancellor's economic update and how the Government are looking to help the economy get back on the track.

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Updated by on Thu, August 13, 2020

Coronavirus - Building Financial Resilience

Lockdown has taught us to expect the unexpected. Read our latest blog to learn how we can help you to build financial resilience for you and your loved ones, if the worst was to happen.

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Updated by on Fri, August 7, 2020

Here To Meet Your Challenges Head On

At Simmonds Mortgage Services, we are here to provide you with our expert help and guidance for your circumstances and demands. Read our blog to learn more.

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Updated by on Wed, August 5, 2020

A New Stamp Duty Holiday Announced

The government has just revealed a stamp duty holiday for homebuyers in England and Northern Ireland, in an attempt to kick-start the economy. Is now the perfect time to move home or relocate?

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Updated by on Thu, July 30, 2020

Know The Steps Of Buying A House

Whether you are a first-time buyer or are looking to move house, learn the different stages of buying process and know what to expect when making your purchase.

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Updated by on Mon, July 27, 2020

Considerations when co-buying a property

With the increasing house prices, it can be difficult to get on the property ladder. One solution that is becoming very popular is co-buying a property with friends.

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Updated by on Thu, June 25, 2020

Life After Lockdown

I am continuing to be asked for my take on the property prices and housing market after Lockdown. Find out my thoughts on life after lockdown!

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Updated by on Mon, June 22, 2020

Renters, don't forget income protection

The majority of those in UK rented accommodation do not have income protection, leaving them exposed to potential risks, if the unexpected were to happen. Find out the how income protection can help you.

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Updated by on Thu, June 18, 2020

Time To Prioritise Age-Friendly Homes

Despite the grow in new housing builds across the UK, developers tend to overlook the over 55s and not considering their needs.

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Updated by on Tue, June 16, 2020

Flats Out Of Favour

Over the years, more and more people are wanting to buy houses over flats. Find out why choosing a house is the more popular option for those looking to buy.

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Updated by Simmonds Mortgage Services on Thu, June 11, 2020

Puzzled By Protection

Understanding all the different terms surrounding protection can be a little confusing! We will help you to get a clear idea of the different covers and aspects of protection.

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Updated by on Tue, June 9, 2020

Managing Debt In Retirement

With factors such as increasing house prices, an ageing population and more. The later life lending market is expected to increase by 85% over the decade. Learn what this means for those entering retirement.

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Updated by Simmonds Mortgage Services on Wed, June 3, 2020

Joint Or Single Life Cover

If you are in a couple, when looking for the right insurance plan, you should consider whether to choose a joint or two single policies.

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Updated by Simmonds Mortgage Services on Mon, June 1, 2020

Writing your life insurance cover in trust

Are you aware that life insurance is an asset which can be placed in trust? In this blog we explain what this means and what the benefits and limitations of doing so.

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Updated by on Thu, May 28, 2020

Growth in Green Mortgages

The government have come up with a way to help the financial services to offer more green financial products, such as mortgages.

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Updated by Simmonds Mortgage Services on Tue, May 26, 2020

Mortgage Market Outlook Post Covid 19

Whilst these have been challenging times, from a financial perspective it may not be as bad as you think. We take a look at how the mortgage market will be post COVID-19 and the impact this may have on you.

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Updated by on Sat, May 23, 2020

Looking to move home or take out a new mortgage post COVID 19

Whether you are looking to move house or take out a new mortgage post COVID 19, we have come up with ten expert tips to help you to be one step closer.

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Updated by on Thu, May 21, 2020

Would You Insure Your Pet Over Yourself?

Research has found that more and more people are taking out insurance to protect their pets but do not think about insurance for themselves. Find out how having a protection plan could be helpful to you.

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Updated by on Tue, May 19, 2020

New parents and life insurance

With the arrival of their baby approaching, new parents are spending more than ever in preparation. However, the preparations don't extend to their protection planning. Would your family be able to cope financially if the unexpected happened and didn't h

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Updated by on Sun, May 17, 2020

Protecting Your Income

Last year, over a million working-age people were off work due to serious illness or accident. Having income protection would help you to keep a roof over you head.

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Updated by on Fri, May 15, 2020

Life Insurance for Each Stage of Life

Throughout your entire life, there may be a point when you need life insurance. As you move through the different stages of life, the type of insurance and your requirements change.

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Updated by on Tue, May 12, 2020

COVID-19 and Mortgage Holidays

Due to the financial impact COVID-19 is having on many people. It was recently announced that a three-month mortgage holiday for those struggling to keep up with payments.

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Updated by on Sat, May 9, 2020

Is health protection cover too complex?

The FCA has said that providers are not doing enough to protect people against rising premiums and inadequate policies. Find out why people are not taking out policies and why it is important to learn and get advice about them..

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Updated by on Thu, May 7, 2020

What does Bank of England base rate cut mean for you?

In order to limit the impact COVID-19 is having on the economy, the Bank of England have cut interest rates to a record low. We explain what effect this will have on you.

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Updated by on Mon, May 4, 2020

Look after your Mental Health

During these difficult times, its unsurprising that our stress and anxiety levels are higher than normal. So it is crucial to look after your mental health. Read the NHS's advice.

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Updated by on Fri, May 1, 2020

COVID-19 and Protection Cover

With the Coronavirus outbreak having such a massive impact on people's livelihoods, businesses within the retail, leisure and hospitality industries are suffering and many have lost their jobs and lives due to the virus.

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Updated by on Mon, April 27, 2020

Spot and stop COVID-19 scams

During these difficult times, there is a growing number of fraudsters trying to scam and take advantage of people.

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Updated by on Wed, April 22, 2020

Government steps in to help homeowners and renters

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, businesses across the UK are suffering and many workers have taken a hit to their income. Read how the government are stepping in to support people to remain in their homes.

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Updated by on Mon, April 20, 2020

Are you self employed and run your business as a Ltd Company?

If you are a director of the Limited Company and choose to take out life insurance, the premiums are paid by the business. Read why this could make the policy cheaper.

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Updated by on Fri, April 17, 2020

Keep Calm, Review Your Finances

With the COVID-19 outbreak and the impact it is having on our daily life, it is understandable that many of us are more anxious than normal.

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Updated by on Thu, April 16, 2020

No Let Up For The Bank of Mum And Dad

First-Time Buyers both young and old continue to rely on their parents for financial support to get onto the housing ladder.

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Updated by on Tue, April 14, 2020

'Accidental' Landlords Could Face Tax Bill

'Accidental' landlords could be hit with new tax bills. if unable to sell. Learn about the new rules for landlords and letting relief.

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Updated by on Fri, April 3, 2020

Mortgage Approvals At Decade High

Last year the number of home loan approvals was at its highest since 2009, hitting over 95,000 approvals. Find out what is driving the growth and why July was the highest monthly total.

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Updated by on Wed, March 25, 2020

The Value Of Protection

Protection insurance is a crucial way in providing security for yourself, your family & important possessions! Learn how you protection cover can help you.

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Updated by on Sat, March 21, 2020

Improving Not Moving

With house prices continuing to rise, more and more people are choosing to spend their money on improving their homes instead of moving.

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Updated by Simmonds Mortgage Services on Thu, March 12, 2020

Bank of Mum and Dad - 11th Largest Lender

The Bank of Mum and Dad is still appearing to be an important role within the UK housing market, with many receiving financial help from their parents when buying their home.

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Updated by on Tue, March 3, 2020

Getting Your Home Insurance Right

When looking to get insurance, having enough insurance is almost as important as having the insurance itself. We explain what to think about when looking for insurance cover.

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Updated by on Fri, February 28, 2020

Mind The Gender Protection Gap

Recent figures by technology firm, IRESS show a vast difference in protection cover sums between men and women.

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Updated by on Mon, February 24, 2020

FCA Cracks Down On Investment Scams

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has set up a team to crack down on Investment Scams and Fraud on the internet.

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Updated by Simmonds Mortgage Services on Fri, February 21, 2020

Do You Have The Right Protection Cover?

As you go through the different stages of life, you will need different types of protection needs.

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Updated by Simmonds Mortgage Services on Tue, February 18, 2020

Equity Release 2019

With house prices having risen sharply over recent years, equity release is a popular way to access the capital tied up in property.

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Updated by Simmonds Mortgage Services on Thu, December 5, 2019

40 Year Mortgages Boon or Burden?

Longer-term mortgages mean lower monthly repayments, making them more affordable.

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Updated by Simmonds Mortgage Services on Tue, November 12, 2019

Buy To Let Mortgages Explained

A buy-to-let mortgage is for people who want to purchase a property as an investment in order to let it out to tenants

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Updated by Simmonds Mortgage Services on Sat, November 2, 2019

Improve Your Mortgage Chances

A mortgage application can be a difficult process, with a variety of factors influencing the outcome. In this article we touch on these and everything you need to know in hoe you can improve your mortgage.

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Updated by Simmonds Mortgage Services on Thu, October 31, 2019

Property Wealth

With the rapid increase of an ageing population, what property wealth challenges might they face?

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Updated by Simmonds Mortgage Services on Fri, October 25, 2019

Now Is The Time First Time Buyers

Looking to buy your first home? It is a great time to be a first time buyer!

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Updated by Simmonds Mortgage Services on Thu, October 24, 2019

BTL Ship has Steadied

The Buy To Let Ship Has Steadied!

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Updated by Simmonds Mortgage Services on Mon, October 21, 2019

Research shows who Mortgage Brokers' most loyal customers are!

New research shows that portfolio landlords are most loyal and would use the same broker again when it is time for their next mortgage.

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Updated by Simmonds Mortgage Services on Wed, October 9, 2019

The Number of New Builds Goes Up

The Land Registry has reported the number of new builds registered in England and Wales during August 2019 was up almost 8%

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Updated by Simmonds Mortgage Services on Wed, October 9, 2019

Equity Release - An option in funding retirement and living costs in later life

As we live longer and save less, Equity Release will be one option amongst many to fund retirement and living costs in later life.

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Updated by Simmonds Mortgage Services on Sun, October 6, 2019

Your first home may be closer than you think!

Your first home may be closer than you think, you shouldn't neglect looking for a property or a wider radius such as 30 minutes away from your desired town or village.

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Updated by Simmonds Mortgage Services on Fri, October 4, 2019

Selling a house can be more challenging than you think!

Selling a house can be more challenging than you think!!!

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Updated by Simmonds Mortgage Services on Fri, October 4, 2019

First -Timers Need £38K For A Home Deposit

New research from property portal Zoopla shows the soaring cost of property means that first-time buyers need hefty deposits in order to afford a home in some of the UK's major cities.

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Updated by Simmonds Mortgage Services on Thu, October 3, 2019

Maximise Your Mortgage Borrowing

When you apply for a mortgage, lenders will assess your finances and your ability to make repayments on your loan. So, it pays to do your homework in advance.

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Updated by Simmonds Mortgage Services on Wed, October 2, 2019

Self Employed Mortgages Explained

Can I get a Mortgage if I am Self Employed?

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Updated by Simmonds Mortgage Services on Fri, September 20, 2019

Are you protected if the unexpected happens?

Ask yourself this - what would you do if you were unable to work due to ill health or an accident?

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Updated by Simmonds Mortgage Services on Sun, March 18, 2018

Types of Mortgage Rates

With so many different types of mortgage plans it can be hard to find the right plan for you. Read our latest blog to see how you might benefit from adding them to your mortgage.

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Updated by on Thu, January 1, 1970


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