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

Altura nominated for prestigious prize at The British Mortgage Awards

For 15 years, The British Mortgage Awards have celebrated excellence in the intermediary mortgage sector. Each year, nominees and winners have demonstrated outstanding levels of expertise and service, and this

Remortgage rates fall as lenders remain open for business

As millions of workers are furloughed or work from home, it’s easy to assume that whole sectors of the economy are currently closed. However, despite what you may have read,

Food and the lockdown – how our shopping, eating and drinking habits are changing

Now we’re well into the second month of lockdown, millions of us are continuing to work remotely while teaching children and looking after our health. Considering we’re all spending more

5 reasons to remortgage during the coronavirus lockdown

As with many other industries, the coronavirus pandemic has had a significant impact on the property market. Many house purchases have been put on hold because surveyors are struggling to

Great lockdown recommendations from the Altura team

In recent weeks, many of us have spent more time at home that we would normally do in several months! Whether you are homeschooling your children or working remotely, you’ve

Support for the self-employed during the coronavirus pandemic

While the coronavirus pandemic has affected the health of hundreds of thousands of people worldwide, it has also had a devastating effect on small and medium-sized businesses in the UK

In recent days the UK government has announced plans for payment holidays for mortgage borrowers. The original proposal was for residential borrowers which has since been extended to cover Buy

The coronavirus outbreak has created an unprecedented situation and uncertainty for individuals and businesses. I wanted to drop you an update on how the team at Altura are working through

Moving abroad to start a new job offers loads of benefits. As well as experiencing life in a new land, 2019 research by Good Move found that workers across the

The Grenfell Tower disaster in 2017 was the worst UK residential fire since the Second World War. 72 people lost their lives, while more than 70 people were injured in