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First-time buyer mortgages

Rebecca Galgut Nov 19, 2020, 11:00 AM
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The average mortgage for a first-time buyer across the UK is just shy of £194,000, as FTB numbers fell 29% in the first half of 2020 versus 2019.

The average deposit for a FTB is now £47,059, purchasers requiring a mortgage at 80% LTV. There are 52% fewer 80%+ LTV products available on the market now than in March, 12% fewer than in July.

FTBs accounted for over half of all house purchase loans in 2019, but these purchasers have been more significantly affected by the impact of COVID-19.

FTBs will be helped in future by continuation of the government's Help-to-Buy scheme until March 2023 and the introduction of government backed 95% LTV mortgages. Source: Dataloft, Moneyfacts, Halifax

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