Monthly Archives: February 2018


Taking a global view

Keeping your investments close to home may have its advantages, but only by looking globally can you be sure you’re making the most of diversification. From a similar perspective, those limiting their investments to just the UK – whether that be in stocks, bonds or property – may be missing out on some much-needed spice [...]

February 20th, 2018|Investments|

The Orchard Practice Fantasy Football League 2017/18 – Gameweek 27

Please find the latest league table below following gameweek 27 for the 2017/18 season.

February 14th, 2018|Fantasy Football|

Why renters should use protection

Many home owners will purchase critical illness or income protection cover when it comes to getting a mortgage, but it is equally as important for renters to consider this. Rent is just as much of a financial commitment as a mortgage, yet many tenants fail to have a safety net in place if they suddenly [...]

February 12th, 2018|Insurance|

The value of protection

Buying a new home is possibly one of life’s biggest and most exciting events. It’s also a major financial commitment – one that could be with you for 25 years or more. Your ability to maintain your mortgage payments relies on a constant income, so how would you continue to make your mortgage repayments if [...]

February 12th, 2018|Insurance|

Should you trust your mortgage to a robot?

From remortgaging to buying your first home or building your buy-to-let portfolio, getting a mortgage is a big financial commitment. Should you trust it to a machine? Several robo-mortgage adviser websites have launched in recent months offering to find you the best mortgage. They ask users to complete a questionnaire and then based on your [...]

February 10th, 2018|Mortgages|

Say it with tax this Valentine’s Day

February is the month of romance. But forget Valentine's Day flowers and chocolates, there are plenty of ways the tax system will bring you and your loved one closer together throughout the year. Find out how you and your partner can benefit from the tax system. The Marriage Allowance Everyone gets a tax allowance before [...]

February 9th, 2018|Finance|

Wealth update: What did the month of January mean for the markets?

The first month of the year marked the first anniversary of Donald Trump as US President, his state of the union speech, the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland and that interview… between Donald Trump and Piers Morgan… Trump’s first international broadcast interview. The FTSE 100 ended January at 7,533.55, which was 2.0% lower than [...]

February 9th, 2018|Investments|