Relief for savers as “tax day” sees government announce no significant tax reforms

Late last year, the government announced that a range of documents and consultations on future tax policies would be released after the Budget. Dubbed “tax day”, these announcements came later

Here is a great way for first-time buyers to get onto the property ladder

An innovative new mortgage scheme is designed to help first-time buyers get onto the property ladder. Find out how it works and how you could benefit

Should homeowners, not buyers, pay property taxes? Here’s what reform could look like

As first-time buyers continue to struggle to get onto the property ladder, is it time for a “Proportional Property Tax” levied on am owner, not a buyer?

Budget 2021 – The winners and losers

A year ago, Rishi Sunak delivered his first Budget just as the pandemic began to take hold. While his £30 billion package sounded significant, it’s a sum that has paled

Your 2021 Budget summary

On Wednesday 3 March, Rishi Sunak delivered his second Budget as chancellor. The Budget outlines the state of the economy and the government’s spending plans. The World Health Organization declared

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

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

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