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We make it easier for you to buy your first home

Getting started

It's an exciting time buying your first home. But it can be hard to know where to start when it comes to the important decisions such as choosing the right mortgage.

We have calculators to help you plan and short guides to lead you through every step...

Read our step by step guide to home buying Read our step by step guide to the mortgage application process

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What kind of mortgage are you looking for?

Find the right mortgage for you, first time. If you've found a house you want to buy, choose a suitable mortgage from our wide range and work out monthly repayments. 

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Tools to help you plan

Search our mortgage rates, work out how much you can borrow and how future rate changes could affect your repayments.

Our monthly budget calculator also helps you to trim your spending and start saving for your new home.


Home Insurance

Are you covered?

Once you exchange contracts, your lender will insist that there is adequate buildings insurance cover in place and it is advisable to also take out contents insurance. This can be arranged to start at a date in the future, so that it's one less thing to think about.

Go to our Home Insurance section

Frequently asked questions

What other people are asking us

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Award winning mortgages

You're in good hands

We wouldn't usually blow our own trumpet like that. But buying a house is a huge commitment. And choosing the right mortgage provider, whether it's your first mortgage, or you're renewing an existing deal, makes a big difference. RBS have been awarded ‘Best Mortgage Lender Scotland’ in the 2013/14 Your Mortgage Awards.

In addition RBS has won the ‘Best National Bank’ for the 3rd year in a row in the 2014 ‘What Mortgage’ awards.

Your Mortgage

Best Mortgage Lender Scotland


What Mortgage

Best National Bank


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Protecting your money

We are a member of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS). The Scheme can pay compensation to customers if they are eligible and the Bank is unable to pay claims against it. Compensation limits for Mortgage advice and arranging (for business conducted on or after 31 October 2004) - maximum £50,000 i.e. 100% of first £50,000 per person

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