1st March 2023

What is a Green Mortgage?

We know the importance of looking after our planet and we love to make small changes that make a big difference. Switching from plastic straws to metal, reusable coffee cups and bags for life are common swaps, but what about mortgages? Is a Green Mortgage any good? So, what is a Green Mortgage? Green Mortgages […]

Housing, Mortgages
4th February 2022

What is the Deposit Unlock Housing Scheme?

For many people, saving a huge deposit for a house can seem impossible, preventing them from getting onto the property ladder. So housebuilders, lenders and insurers have developed an initiative called Deposit Unlock. What exactly is Deposit Unlock? A scheme designed to open up the new-build market to borrowers with small deposits. It enables first […]

Housing, Information, Mortgages
16th April 2021

Why we would never use another broker

As a small business, client feedback means a lot to us, so we wanted to share a recent testimonial from a happy client! "We approached Forces Family Finance because we needed mortgage advice and we had used them in the past and liked the service so when we needed new mortgage advice we decided to come back, and we were really pleased at [...]
Finance, Housing, Information, Mortgages
18th February 2021

Making the most of the Stamp Duty Holiday

We know that a lot of people are eager to complete on their purchases to benefit from the stamp duty holiday (which ends of 31st March 2021) so we thought we would share some top tips to help you make the most of it. 1 – Sort out your paperwork Your broker will need a [...]
Housing, Information, Mortgages
24th October 2020

Buying a home in Wales during Lockdown

Now that Wales is in a short lockdown period again, the Welsh government has given details of how it will affect the rentals and sales house moving process. During the 16 day lockdown, that started yesterday at 6pm, the housing market will be severely restricted. All non-essential, non-food businesses must close their premises and visits to properties […]

Housing, Information
18th February 2020

Understanding different mortgage schemes

What is a mortgage? A mortgage is a loan used to buy a property, but one which is secured on that property. This means that the mortgage provider (a bank or building society) retains an interest in the property until the entirety of the loan is paid back. There are different types of mortgage schemes [...]
Housing, Mortgages