More than 420,000 people get on the housing ladder with Help to Buy

More than 420,000 people have now used the government’s Help to Buy schemes to help them realise their home-owning dreams, new figures show.

First-time buyers continue to open new Help to Buy: ISA accounts, with more than 1.2 million accounts now opened, offering government bonuses of up to £3,000 on top of their savings.

Quarterly Help to Buy statistics released this week show that:

  • more than 420,000 completions have taken place using one or more of the Help to Buy schemes
  • more than 365,400 first-time buyer households are now on the housing ladder thanks to Help to Buy
  • the North West is the region with the highest number of Help to Buy completions (more than 20,000 in the last quarter)

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