Insights

StepLadder featured in First Time Buyer (Feb/Mar 2017)

Thank you to Lynda and the team at FTB for including us. We share a mission of helping qualified prospective first time home buyers reach that first rung of the property ladder.

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Millennials Versus the Housing Market

Doesn't look like it's getting any easier for First Time Buyers. StepLadder can help.

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We were asked on Facebook and happy to reply (3-Feb)

"[Looks like StepLadder is a] poshed up ajo"

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AMP Project Report

This report highlights how First Time Buyers can find themselves facing new, unfamiliar issues around a property purchase.

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Rents rising faster than house prices?

Rent appreciation is taking more out of paycheques every month

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Business Insider

Great summary of the headwinds facing First Time Buyers.

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We were asked on Facebook and happy to reply (1-Feb)

If a group of people each want say 50,000 deposit and pay in 500 per month, in order for someone to have access to the full deposit you'd need 100 investors [sic]. ... could be up to 8 years before it's your turn.

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First Time Buyer nationwide trends

Insights from Halifax's semi-annual industry report January 2017.

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Ep8. Who is StepLadder for?

StepLadder's CEO reflects on StepLadder's mission to solve a generational challenge for first time home buyers. Or, more accurately, empowering members to help themselves by collaborating with peers.

Ep7. We often get asked

StepLadder's CEO fields the most common questions from prospective StepLadder members whom he had met in dozens of InfoSessions in the past year.

Ep6. ROSCAs

StepLadder's CEO discusses one of the world's most widely used financial products not available in the U.K. and the origin story for StepLadder.

Ep5. Mortgages

StepLadder's CEO shares a few insights on the typical residential mortgage - one of the most sophisticated financial products nearly every homeowner buys. *Note, StepLadder is not a regulated mortgage advisor, nor should this interview be seen as giving individual mortgage advice.

Ep4. What to do now I have my deposit

StepLadder's CEO maps typical pitfalls to putting that property deposit to work and how StepLadder members get a step ahead.

Ep3. Getting my home quicker

StepLadder's CEO illustrates why time really is money, and peace of mind, for prospective first time home buyers getting that property deposit together.

Ep2. You’re not alone!

StepLadder's CEO shares insights, data, and anecdotes about the first time buyer dilemma and the empowering effect of collaborative finance.

Ep1. Why buy?

StepLadder's CEO explores this crucial question and explains how StepLadder can help members get their property deposits in roughly half the time, on average.

Get help putting money away regularly for your first home deposit

StepLadder can help you overcome some of the hurdles to regular saving

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StepLadder helps you buy your first home faster

StepLadder members get their home downpayment 45% faster, on average, than saving alone

StepLadder helps likeminded first time buyers work together

We can team you up with similar first time buyers to help achieve your goals quicker, together

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Meet three aspiring first-time property buyers #tiredofrenting

If their story sounds familiar to you, StepLadder can help!

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StepLadder featured in Burnmark Report

In the UK today, qualified under-35s are struggling to own a home because saving independently for an adequate deposit has proven too hard for too long.

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Our founder’s research on how products similar to StepLadder work in Brazil

StepLadder’s founder, Matthew Addison, wrote his master’s thesis on how communities of people in Brazil work together to achieve their financial goals, which inspired StepLadder.

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Planning deposit savings

To reach your destination, it is important to know where you are going and, without a road map, finding your way can be extremely difficult.

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Wage and property prices gap

Saving money for a house deposit when you are a first-time buyer is currently one of the hardest things you can try to achieve, especially as the gap between wage growth and the rise in property prices grows ever-larger.

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