Mortgage News: Doing Your Research is Pivotal to Access Deals, Building Society Warns

Access to mortgages shrinks
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Prospective homebuyers could find it harder to access mortgages in the short-term, and doing your research has never been so important to give yourself the best chance of mortgage success, Hanley Economic Building Society has warned. 

The Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent economic downturn has seen lenders opt for caution in recent months, which is understandable considering the housing market freeze during lockdown.

Jack Woodfield
News Editor

Jack has worked in journalism for 11 years and was the News Editor for Homebuilding & Renovating from 2019 until the beginning of 2023. He strives to break the most relevant and beneficial stories for self builders, extenders and renovators, including the latest news on the construction materials shortage and hydrogen heating. In 2021 he appeared on BBC's The World at One to discuss the government's planning reforms. 

He enjoys testing new tools and gadgets, and having bought his first home in 2013, he has renovated every room and recently finished a garden renovation.