Monthly Archives: October 2017


Why crowdfund the cost of your healthcare?

Crowdfunding is becoming increasingly common among people who need healthcare that’s not freely available through the NHS. Websites such as, and are full of campaigns from families trying to raise funds for treatments, or seeking help to avoid the financial hardships that a serious illness such as cancer or stroke can cause. [...]

October 30th, 2017|Insurance|

High inflation hits workers and savers

Employment is at a record high, but UK workers are starting to feel the squeeze as wages fall below inflation for the first time since 2014. Inflation has gone up, in part, due to the Brexit-related fall in the value of sterling, but the fall in wage growth is unusual as it occurs at a [...]

October 30th, 2017|Investments|

Rate rise? Don’t let your hopes rise

For what feels like the first time in my life – I was only 18 when the financial system collapsed in 2008, and had nary a clue why there were half-mile queues outside Northern Rock – we look to be on the brink of an interest rate rise. The ‘Unreliable Boyfriend’ has finally returned home. [...]

October 26th, 2017|Investments, Pensions, Finance, News|

Do you know your credit rating?

If you're looking to take your first steps onto the housing ladder you may have sacrificed your takeaways and holidays to save the deposit and scoured hundreds of houses online. But have your checked your credit history? Even if you're remortgaging or moving up the housing ladder your credit history will be important. What is [...]

October 23rd, 2017|Mortgages|

The Orchard Practice Fantasy Football League 2017/18 – Gameweek 9

Please find the latest league table below following gameweek 9, for the 2017/18 season.

October 23rd, 2017|Fantasy Football|

What’s the cost of a comfortable retirement?

Have you ever stopped to think about the monthly income you'd need to provide for a comfortable retirement? If you’re thinking it would be the equivalent of your current salary you've probably overestimated. Remember, by the time you retire, you will hopefully have paid off your mortgage, your kids (if you had them) will have [...]

October 21st, 2017|Pensions|

The Orchard Practice Fantasy Football League 2017/18 – Gameweek 8

Please find the latest league table below following gameweek 8, for the 2017/18 season.

October 18th, 2017|Fantasy Football|