Self-employed? 5 practical tips for getting a mortgage in a Covid-19 world

As lenders tighten their criteria for self-employed borrowers, here are five useful tips for getting a mortgage in 2021 if you work for yourself

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Stamp Duty and Council Tax on the agenda as Rishi Sunak urged to reform property taxes

With the Stamp Duty holiday set to end and Council Tax rises about to take effect, read about why the chancellor has been urged to reform property taxes

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The simple, free way we can help you to improve your employee financial wellbeing

Providing wellbeing services to staff is increasingly important. Find out how we can improve the financial wellbeing of your team – and it won’t cost a thing

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What will happen to house prices in 2021? Read our look forward to the next 12 months

What will happen to house prices in 2021? Read our look forward at the next 12 months, including a peek at Altura’s plans for the forthcoming year

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The winners of the British Mortgage Awards 2020 were revealed this afternoon marking a truly extraordinary year. As part of a unique online setting, winners were announced in 29 categories spanning the breadth of the industry.

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News that the UK is the first country to approve a Covid-19 vaccine has been welcomed by property experts who hope that a successful roll-out could help to stave off a housing market downturn next year.

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The strangest of times – what we achieved, accomplished, and learned in 2020

It was quite the first full year for the team at Altura. Here’s a look back at an unprecedented few months, and how the business navigated 2020.

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5 tips for beating the Stamp Duty holiday deadline

Buying a property before 31 March 2021 could save you up to £15,000 in tax. To help you, here are five tips for beating the Stamp Duty holiday deadline.

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BMP Wealth Ltd. is a Hong Kong-based wealth management firm and Altura partner, set up in 2017 to cater to the wealth management needs of what it calls "internationally-minded people," from such countries and regions as the UK and elsewhere in Europe, Canada, Australia and China. And now, it's in the process of entering the American expat wealth management sector as well, the company has told the American Expat Financial News Journal.

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The government’s 95 per cent loan to value (LTV) initiative, should it come to fruition, would take pressure off the banks to offer risky loans in the current environment.

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