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

The 100% mortgage returns – but is it the right choice for you?

In recent years, first-time buyers have found it increasingly tricky to get onto the housing ladder. This is Money reports that, in 2022, the average cost of a home for

Guide: How to manage the harmful effects of inflation on your wealth

For the last year, inflation has been high. If you’re worried about the effects of the rising cost of living, this guide could help you. Figures from the Office for

Guide: 10 really fab things the Beatles can teach you about successful financial planning

60 years ago, the Beatles celebrated their first UK number one single – ‘From Me to You’. The Fab Four went on to spend an incredible seven years in the

How to choose an estate agent if you’re thinking of selling your home

A good estate agent can help you sell your property more quickly, and secure the best price. Here are 10 tips to help you choose the right agent for you.

3 important reasons you should speak to an expert before accepting the mortgage deal your lender offers

Accepting a mortgage deal your lender offers could cost you and might not be the right path. Here’s why you should always take expert advice first.

Altura mentee set for gruelling charity desert trek – and how you can support a great cause

When we established Altura, one of our key ambitions was to use the business to help provide opportunities for young people. Over the last few years, we have mentored a

Cost of the average mortgage rose 61% in 2022 – here are 3 valuable tips

One of the biggest “cost of living” issues facing people across the UK is the rise in mortgage payments. To combat high inflation, the Bank of England (BoE) has raised

Altura shortlisted for 3 prestigious mortgage awards

Each year, the Mortgage Strategy Awards recognise the best service, innovation, and standards in the mortgage sector. Widely recognised as the “Oscars” of the UK mortgage industry, they are seen

Financial wellbeing: 4 steps to creating a financial wellbeing plan

While growing wealth is often an important part of a financial plan, understanding how you can use your money to reach goals and improve your wellbeing is crucial. It could

All the winners and losers from the 2023 spring Budget

Just six months ago, Kwasi Kwarteng stood up in the House of Commons and delivered his controversial “mini-Budget”. The announcements ultimately brought down the short-lived Truss administration, with current chancellor,

Your spring Budget update – the key news from the chancellor’s statement

          On Wednesday 15 March 2023, chancellor Jeremy Hunt presented his spring Budget. Focusing on the government’s aims to halve inflation, reduce public debt, and boost

Your guide to pension consolidation: The pros and cons you need to know

Do you have multiple pensions? It could make it difficult to manage your pension savings during your working life and when you retire. In some cases, consolidating them could be

Self-employed? Here are 2 practical tips to help you get a new mortgage

A newspaper recently claimed it has “never been harder” to get a self-employed mortgage. Here are some tips to help you secure the borrowing you need

5 useful tips to improve your credit rating if you need a new mortgage

New research has revealed more than 9 million people could have mistakes on their credit file. Here’s why it matters, and 5 useful tips to improve your credit rating