Welcome First Time Triers

Pronunciation: \ˈfərst ˈtīm ˈtrī(-ə)r\

Noun: A person who is trying hard to save money, to buy their first home.

Saving up to buy your first home? Arranging a mortgage and buying a home can seem daunting or complicated, but it doesn’t need to be. We break down the barriers in our easy-to-understand video guides, infographics and more.

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Your route to home ownership

We know that buying your first home can, at times, feel like a long road ahead. To help you on that journey, we've mapped out the key steps involved. 

Start your journey here

Helpful videos

Welcome to First Time Trier

How long does it take to buy a home?

Tips for saving a deposit for your first home

Hints and Tips

We've gathered a few hint and tip from people who have bought their first home.

See our hints and tips


We have a few handy checklists that may help you on your route to home ownership.

See all our checklists


Have a look at our blog that can help you on your way to becoming a First Time Trier.

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Recent News

7 top tips for scrubbing up your dream home

We spoke to 2,000 First Time Triers and discovered that over a hefty half of you would be put off buying your dream home by sinister smells, one third by unsightly stains on the walls and 25% by general grubbiness.

First time buyers put off dream home by stains and smells

New survey by building society reveals a bad smell and stained carpet would put first time buyers off buying a house…even if it was their dream home

7 decorating hacks that every first time buyer should know

You’ve bought your first home. Yay! Now you’re done with the adrenalin rush of sealing the deal, the real fun can begin.

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Know what you're looking for?

If you're ready to choose a mortgage and know what you're looking for. Why not see what first time buyer products we have on offer?

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Find out how much you can borrow

If you're working out how much it will cost you and want to know how much you can borrow, why not check out our mortgage calculator?

Looking to speak with someone?

That first step on the property ladder can feel like the biggest step. You may still feel a little unsure or need further guidance. Maybe you're looking to see how much you can borrow? You might just want to talk to someone or maybe you're ready to apply for your first mortgage?

We can help you, whatever stage of the journey you're on.