Monthly Archives: October 2019

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How auto enrolment has boosted pension saving

Forcing people to save may sound controversial but new figures marking the seventh year of auto enrolment suggest it may actually be working. Data from the Pensions Regulator shows between the introduction of the reforms – mandating employers to register staff in pension schemes -  in 2012 and April 2018, the overall proportion of eligible employees [...]

October 29th, 2019|Pensions|

Mortgage prisoners finally set for release

Mortgage prisoners may finally be released from their more expensive deals. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has announced that lenders can now carry out a modified affordability assessment for home owners who are up to date with their payments but have previously been unable to switch. There have been concerns about the emergence of mortgage [...]

October 29th, 2019|Mortgages|

Lessons from the latest P2P lending failure

A second peer-to-peer lender has collapsed, underlining the importance of not just chasing high rates. Peer-to-peer (P2P) lending offers inflation-beating rates of return by letting individuals lend directly to consumers or businesses. Investors can be lured by high rates, often in double digits, which are offered in return for often backing firms who may have [...]

October 29th, 2019|News|

The Orchard Practice Fantasy Football League 2019/20 – Gameweek 10

Please find the latest league table below following gameweek 10 for the 2019/20 season.

October 28th, 2019|Fantasy Football|

The Orchard Practice Fantasy Football League 2019/20 – Gameweek 9

Please find the latest league table below following gameweek 9 for the 2019/20 season.

October 22nd, 2019|Fantasy Football|

The Orchard Practice Fantasy Football League 2019/20 – Gameweek 8

Please find the latest league table below following gameweek 8 for the 2019/20 season.

October 7th, 2019|Fantasy Football|

September market update: Plenty of political drama

September saw further drama for UK politics with Boris Johnson’s five-week suspension of Parliament deemed unlawful by the Supreme Court. Judges unanimously upheld an earlier decision by Scotland’s highest civil court.  This means Parliament will be meeting during the Conservative Party conference, following another lost vote for a temporary suspension. In terms of global stock [...]

October 2nd, 2019|Finance|