November 2017 saw the Bank of England raise interest rates for the first time in a decade, from 0.25 per cent to 0.5 per cent, causing a number of lenders to increase their mortgage rates. The Bank of England has indicated there could be further rate rises, so if you’re on a Standard Variable Rate [...]
Please find the latest league table below following gameweek 35 for the 2017/18 season.
The new tax year may only be a couple of weeks old but there are benefits to making use of your ISA allowance early. Everyone gets an annual ISA allowance each tax year. This lets you save up to a set amount tax-free, £20,000 in the 2018/2019 tax year, in a cash or stocks and [...]
Many borrowers have been remortgaging to lock-in record low mortgage rates, but are you certain you will always be able to afford the new repayments? The number of new homeowner remortgages hit a nine-year high at the start of 2018. There were 49,800 new homeowner remortgages completed in January 2018, 19.1% more than in the [...]
March was another difficult month for global stockmarkets with the threat of a trade war between the United States of America and China affecting confidence. While this appeared to cool as we ended the month, we were then presented with a rise in US interest rates and the anticipation of an increase in UK interest [...]
You may see a slightly bigger dent in your payslip this month due to changes to auto-enrolment pension rules. From 6 April 2018, minimum pension contributions, paid by employers and employees, through auto-enrolment have risen from 2% to 5%. That is 2% from your employer and 3% from your gross salary. The minimum will be [...]
Please find the latest league table below following gameweek 32 for the 2017/18 season.