As 2018 draws closer, we take a look back on what’s been a fantastic year for us at KB Mortgage Services.
Although we are living in uncertain times — produced by Brexit withdrawal talks and the triggering of Article 50 — the UK’s economy and housing industry have proven robust during 2017.
Ultra-low mortgage rates have played a big role in getting the country moving. Plus, with the Chancellor scrapping Stamp Duty for first time buyers, even more people are now being incentivised to get onto the property ladder.
Of course, we can’t forget that criteria has got a little tougher on investors, with Stamp Duty increases, tax relief clamp down and stricter buy-to-let mortgages coming into effect. However, property remains a good investment option, especially for those with a big deposit.
So with all these factors simultaneously in play, it’s safe to say that the past 12 months have been a whirlwind for KB Mortgage Services.
We celebrated our first birthday back in June with the launch of our new website, which has been a BIG success. Our customers have loved the advice-led blogs and commentary we’ve shared, and we’ll continue to publish many more in 2018 (let us know if there are any topics you’d like us to cover!).
We’ve also helped lots of clients — from first-time buyers through to seasoned property investors — and have loved dealing with every single one of you.
Our customer service levels have also been upheld, achieving our 60th five-star review. This means that each and every one of our reviews is five-star — something we’re really proud of!
So with less than a week to go until we welcome 2018, we are looking forward to helping more people in their quest to find a new home. The next 12 months are set to be even bigger for KB Mortgage Services, and we’re on the lookout for our next team member (more details to come in the New Year!).