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Help to Buy scheme deadline extended

Help to Buy scheme deadline extended

The government has announced that the building deadline for new homes purchased under the Help to Buy scheme, has been extended until 28 February 2021. All new homes would have previously needed to have been built by 31 December...
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Ipswich

Fosters Financial announces Ipswich office relocation

Fosters Financial, a five-star rated, independent mortgage and insurance broker in Essex and Suffolk, has today announced the relocation of its office in Ipswich. The office move is a result of the company’s continued growth and with plans to...
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Stamp duty holiday

Stamp duty holiday for homes up to £500,000

The Chancellor of the Exchequer has today announced a Land Tax Stamp Duty holiday which will come into effect immediately. As part of the government’s Plan for Jobs, homebuyers are now exempt from paying any tax on main home...
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John Foster discusses the latest developments in the housing market

Housing market starts moving again

Following the easing of the lockdown, the UK housing market has experienced extraordinary levels of activity, which has resulted in some real positive changes for both home movers and owners. Asking prices rise Rightmove published its latest House Price...
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Business leaders thoughts on the current situation.

Following the interest in last month’s article this week the phone has been ringing off the hook so I thought I would compile some thoughts of other key businesses we have spoken to over the last week and a...
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Thoughts on the current situation

If all you do right now is watch the news, then you’ll feel like the world is ending. Clearly, it is not all sunshine and roses at the moment, but there are lot of positive news stories out there,...
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Fosters Financial appoints two non-exec directors

Fosters Financial is pleased to announce that they have today appointed two Non-Executive Directors to join the board.   Headquartered in Colchester, and with offices in Ipswich, Clacton and Sudbury Fosters Financial has appointed Peter Basford and Alison Beech...
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I can’t borrow enough in my own name, how does a guarantor work?

I can’t borrow enough in my own name, how does a guarantor work?   A guarantor is a way of offering assurance to lenders if you don’t have a large enough deposit for your property, or if your credit history...
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I have a really bad credit score can I get a mortgage?

The simple answer to this question is yes. It can still be possible to get a mortgage if you have a poor credit score.   Having a good credit score means more lenders will be an option to you...
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Mortgage advice Colchester

Your deposit and everything you need to know…

Your Deposit & everything you need to know…   The deposit your put down on your new property is one of the biggest factors in buying a home. It has an influence on when you’ll be ready to start...
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