Help to Buy
This is a Government backed scheme introduced in April 2013 designed to help first time buyers or home movers to purchase a property up to the value of £600,000. There are 2 Phases
The government will give you an equity loan of 20% of the property value and you would put in 5%. The 25% deposit means that you will have many lenders available and because of the deposit you will have a good range of interest rates available.
The government loan is interest-free for the first five years and borrowers will be charged a fee of 1.75% each year, this figure will rise in line with the Retail Prices Index each year after this.
The Government gave another option to lenders. They would guarantee the mortgage against negative equity. You can put a 5% deposit and there will be no Mortgages Indemnity Premium as the Government Guarantees the mortgage. Bringing in Phase 2 meant that lenders are more secure and so made 95% mortgages more favourable.
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