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

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

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.

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.

On World Children’s Day, here’s how we’re supporting young people across London

Every 20th November, the United Nations World Children’s Day advocates, promotes and celebrates children’s rights. The day – chosen because it’s the date in 1959 when the UN General Assembly

200,000 buyers could miss out on Stamp Duty savings. Here’s how we can help you avoid being one of them

Back in July, the Chancellor gave a boost to the beleaguered housing market by announcing a Stamp Duty holiday. Residential buyers who complete on a property purchase before 31 March

5 essential ‘working from home’ tips from the Altura team

Research has shown that, at the height of lockdown, 60% of the UK’s adult population were working from home. While some employees have now returned to the office, a quarter

Here’s everything you need to know if you want a foreign national mortgage

According to government data, in 2019 there were approximately 6.2 million people with non-British nationality living in the UK and 9.5 million people who were born abroad. Of course, it’s

UK house prices hit record highs in post-Covid bounce

For three months this year, the property market in the UK all but closed. With buyers unable to view homes, and surveyors forbidden from undertaking valuations, transactions fell sharply, and

Mortgage payment holidays ending – what you need to know

From the furlough scheme to 50% eating out discounts, there has been no shortage of financial support on offer during the coronavirus pandemic. Back in March, the government announced that,

Self-employed mortgages and Covid-19: What you need to know

According to official figures, by the start of 2020, there were more than five million self-employed workers in the UK. More than one in seven people now work for themselves

Why buying a UK property before 31st March 2021 could save you thousands

During the coronavirus crisis, activity in the UK’s property sector fell sharply. Lockdown prevented viewings and valuations, and so property transactions fell by around a half in April and May

Your opportunity to join the growing Altura team

Since we established Altura in 2019, we’ve grown quickly both in terms of client numbers and reputation. Now, we’ve reached a point where we’re looking to expand, and so if

Thinking of moving out of the city after coronavirus? Here’s what to consider

One of the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic has been that millions of employees across the country have been working from home. Whether it’s a dedicated office or a bit

Does the forecast for interest rates mean it’s time to consider a long-term fixed rate?

Earlier this year, many commentators were expecting the Bank of England to increase the Base rate. A decisive General Election result had seen confidence return to the economy, and it

What’s really happening with UK house prices, before, during and after lockdown

In recent weeks, the coronavirus pandemic has impacted every corner of the UK economy. More than eight million workers are currently on furlough, some well-known businesses have failed, and unemployment