Two major lenders have reported a strong uptake in the first month of the government's extended Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme.
Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and Halifax said they had received a total of 2,384 applications, potentially worth £365m in mortgages.
The scheme is designed to encourage lenders to offer mortgages with deposits as low as 5%.
But critics are concerned it could help to create a UK housing bubble.
RBS and its subsidiary NatWest, and Halifax - owned by Lloyds Banking Group - are among the few lenders to offer mortgages under the government's extended scheme.
In 2012 we want to give you the A-Z of reasons why scottfraser should be your agent of choice.
scottfraser are proud to provide support to local communities and charities with voluntary work and sponsorship. That’s why our H is for Helen & Douglas House.
Helen & Douglas House has the time and expertise to care for children and young adults with life-shortening conditions and support their families. They provide respite, emergency and end-of-life care as well as counselling and practical support for the whole family.
It costs over £4.5 million every year to run both houses. The charity is dependent on voluntary contributions for over 80% of this.
This means they rely almost entirely on the generosity of supporters in the local community to be able to provide sustainable, specialist care for the children and young adults who visit them.
Help us to support this fantastic charity. Here are just a few ways to get involved!
Circuit of the Cotswolds:
Sunday 10 June starting and ending in Witney, a gruelling 70 or 102 mile bike ride through our beautiful countryside.
The Helen & Douglas Lottery:
Sign up to be in for the chance of winning up to £25,000 each week!
30th Anniversary Celebration:
Help celebrate Helen & Douglas House’s 30th Anniversary by donating just £5 by texting “Live 30 £5” to 70070 or visit
hdh.org.uk to donate online.
More information about the work of this great charity and upcoming events may be found at helenanddouglas.org.uk
Registered Charity Number: 1085951