Monthly Archives: February 2020


Don’t slip up this winter

Winter is coming, and with winter comes unexpected weather patterns and more time spent in the home. Both can lead to an increase in accidents, and accidents for you or children can lead to time off work or loss of income. Outside risks It's not only the obvious factors of slips, trips and falls and [...]

February 27th, 2020|Insurance|

Borrowing options in your later years

Retirement is an exciting time; the start of a new chapter in life. Whilst we will have worked, saved and prepared for this moment for a long time, many of us will find we don’t quite have enough money to fund all the things we planned to do. Luckily, there are an increasing number of [...]

February 26th, 2020|Mortgages|

The Orchard Practice Fantasy Football League 2019/20 – Gameweek 27

Please find the latest league table below following gameweek 27 for the 2019/20 season.

February 25th, 2020|Fantasy Football|

Your pension savings, your future options

Why you should consider modernising your pension As well as giving you greater freedom over how you access your savings, there are several other benefits when modernising your pension: — Take full control of your pension savings — Choose when and how to draw an income to suit your retirement planning — Keep your options [...]

February 25th, 2020|News|

How inflation eats into your returns

Understanding inflation and its impact on your portfolio is important because rising prices can reduce the value of the money you get back from your investments. What is inflation? Inflation is a term used to describe a rise in prices. In the UK, it is measured by the Consumer Prices Index including owner-occupiers' housing costs [...]

February 24th, 2020|News|

You’re not average

What does average look like? Information released by the Office for National Statistics shows the average British man, Mr Average, is 38, will live to 85 and earns £31,103. The average British woman, Ms Average, is 40, will live to 88 and earns £25,308. The LV= risk reality calculator gives you a rough idea of [...]

February 23rd, 2020|News|

Reviewing your pension contributions

As you approach retirement, you probably want to know when you can afford to stop working. Having worked hard throughout your career you deserve to enjoy your retirement without having to worry about your finances. It may be worth reviewing your pension contributions to make sure you are taking advantage of the incentives offered by [...]

February 22nd, 2020|Pensions|