What will happen to interest rates and house prices in 2024?

Over the last couple of years, inflation and interest rates have never been far from the headlines. To tackle double-digit inflation, the Bank of England (BoE) has raised interest rates

2023 at Altura – here’s your review of the year

2023 has been one of the most challenging years the industry has faced. The fallout from the ill-dated Liz Truss mini-Budget, soaring interest rates, and ongoing wars in Europe and

The guide to using equity release to unlock property wealth later in life

Your home may be one of the largest assets you have. With property wealth often inaccessible, you may be considering using equity release to unlock some of the money tied

5 practical ways to get a better deal when buying a property

Buying a property is likely to be the biggest financial commitment you make in your life, so you want to be sure that you’re getting the very best deal that

How our mortgage service can boost your employees’ mental health

Keeping employees happy, healthy, and productive is one of the big challenges facing any business. However, a recent report from Sky News revealed that workplace absences have hit their highest

Altura team pack 3,000 books for our charity partners, The Children’s Book Project

You recently read about how we have teamed up with The Children’s Book Project. The charity seeks to tackle book poverty and give every child the opportunity to own their

3 practical ways the “Bank of Family” can help a first-time buyer

Getting onto the property ladder is more difficult now than at any time since the Victorian era. Data from Schroders reveals that house prices have risen from around four times

10 magical life and money lessons you can learn from Disney

The Walt Disney Company is celebrating a huge milestone – its 100th anniversary. On 16 October 1923, brothers Walt and Roy Disney set up Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio to produce

2 ways you could lose out if you take a mortgage deal with your existing lender

According to UK Finance, there are 2.4 million residential mortgage deals coming to an end between mid-2023 and the end of 2024. If you’re one of these homeowners, or you’re

3 reasons working with an expert can help you to save money when mortgage rates are falling

Last month, you read about whether mortgage rates in the UK might have peaked. As inflation continues to fall, the likelihood of the Bank of England (BoE) raising interest rates

Have mortgage rates peaked? Here’s the expert view

The last couple of years has been a tough time for mortgage borrowers. Earlier this month, the Bank of England (BoE) increased the base rate for the 14th consecutive time,

Could an interest-only mortgage help you to afford your monthly repayments?

In the past few months, mortgage rates have risen sharply. August saw the Bank of England (BoE) raise rates for a 14th consecutive time, with the base rate now standing

Guide: Intergenerational wealth planning: Your options when passing on wealth to the next generation

Ensuring your family is financially secure for the long term is a common goal. If it’s one of your priorities, intergenerational wealth planning could help you create a plan that

Why have mortgage rates risen so much recently?

On 22 June, the Bank of England (BoE) raised the UK base interest rate by 0.5 percentage points to 5%. This represents the 13th consecutive time that the BoE have

5 practical ways to keep your mortgage payments low

As UK inflation remains stubbornly high, the Bank of England (BoE) has attempted to tackle the problem by increasing the base interest rate 13 times since December 2021. As the

Altura joins forces with London charity to boost children’s literacy

According to the National Literacy Trust, 1 in 5 children aged 5 to 8 do not have a book at home. Book ownership has been directly linked with improved mental