30 Apr

equity release

1st-time buyers need average £31k deposit in 2019

The average first-time buyer will need a deposit of almost £31,000 to secure their first home.

In its credit barometer of the property market, credit rating firm Experian has revealed a rise of 12 percent in deposit size in the last year.

In 2018, Experian said the average first-time property buyer needed a deposit of £27,768. In 2019, he or she must find £30,989.

Its research showed that three-quarters of 1st-time buyers want a fixed-rate mortgage deal, but only one in four of those searching for a mortgage have an Experian credit score ranked as excellent. A third (30 percent) have poor or very poor credit scores that will affect their ability to secure a loan.

Amir Goshtai, managing director of Experian Marketplace and Affinity, said: “When people can buy, most are looking at the security of a fixed-rate deal, giving them the assurance of the same monthly payments over the length of the mortgage.

“However, searches for fixed-term mortgages did reduce slightly, which may have been the result of consumers anticipating a resolution to Brexit discussions and greater certainty in the economy.”

First-time buyer scan find out more in our First-Time Buyer hub about the Help to Buy options that will boost their deposit and increase their chance of buying a home for the first time.

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