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Not so helpful ‘Help to Buy ISA’ DELAYS 45,000 first-time buyers

According to OneFamily, since its introduction more than 1.2 million[i] savers have opened a Help to Buy ISA, a government-supported savings scheme designed to help people save for their first home, but only 196,000[ii] have actually used it to buy a home.

26 September 2018

OneFamily enhances fixed rate lifetime mortgages

OneFamily has enhanced its fixed rate lifetime mortgages by increasing the maximum loan amount from £750,000 to £1 million and reducing interest rates.

The increased loan amount will allow advisers to offer even more customers the opportunity to release equity from their property.

6 September 2018

Nearly four million regret their property partner

In the past five years, nearly 145,000 properties were bought with friends, siblings, or family members, over twice as many as the five years before2. And this is set to double again in the next three years with more people planning to join forces with others to get on the property ladder.

31 August 2018

The 16th birthday of the child trust fund: £10 billion held in child savings accounts

This coming weekend marks the 16th birthday of the child trust fund, meaning that the children can start managing their accounts, and in two years’ time be able to access the savings. The average OneFamily account of children turning 16 this month holds a substantial £2,175.

28 August 2018

Helping to buy? Lifetime ISA pays out as much as rival product in bonuses in less than half the time on the market

For those saving for a first home or retirement, the Lifetime ISA is already delivering results. According to the latest published statistics from the Government, bonus payments on the Lifetime ISA have already matched the total paid out in bonuses by the Help to Buy ISA, despite it being launched nearly a year and a half later.

21 August 2018

A first-time buyer deposit in half the time, OneFamily reveals a quicker route on to the housing ladder

The number of young people (aged 20-34) living with parents has increased significantly over the last 20 years as the cost of renting continues to rise[i]. However, research from OneFamily has found that keen savers could use their parents’ generosity and the lower living costs to become homeowners in just four years using a Lifetime ISA[ii].

1 August 2018


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