Monthly Archives: March 2020


Coming to terms with market turbulence

As a direct consequence of the COVID-19 outbreak, global stock markets are suffering a period of turbulence. When markets move significantly it can prove very challenging to hear through the noise and focus on the bigger picture. Lessons from history Over recent years many investors have become used to a variety of political, financial and [...]

March 23rd, 2020|Investments, General|

Spring Budget 2020

Newly appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, delivered his first Budget on 11 March, against a backdrop of uncertainty following the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent financial losses. It was the first of two Budgets to be delivered in 2020, with the second to follow in the autumn.

March 12th, 2020|News|

Popular Mortgage Deals March 2020

Below are just a few of this month’s popular mortgage deals. Please get in touch with us to discuss any of these deals. Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.

March 5th, 2020|Mortgages|

The Orchard Practice Fantasy Football League 2019/20 – Gameweek 28

Please find the latest league table below following gameweek 28 for the 2019/20 season.

March 4th, 2020|Fantasy Football|

Self-employed? Prioritise your pension

Since the introduction of automatic enrolment, over 10 million eligible employees have been signed up to a workplace pension scheme. But for self-employed people, no such scheme exists, meaning that many of those who work for themselves are struggling to prioritise their pension. While there are many benefits to being your own boss, including the [...]

March 4th, 2020|Pensions|

February Market Update: Coronavirus bugs the markets

Coronavirus (now referred to as Covid-19) has caused global equity markets to fall dramatically during February.  While these falls have seen dramatic headlines such as “trillions wiped off global stocks”, it is worth noting that many of the leading global stockmarkets remain higher than they were 12 months ago.  FTSE 100 is an exception, being [...]

March 3rd, 2020|Uncategorized|

Better Budgeting

We are all guilty of spending cash on things we don’t need. Even the most frugal of spenders could look at their budget and find ways to cut back on non-essential items and increase their savings pot. If money is tight or you are just trying to save more here are some money saving tips. [...]

March 2nd, 2020|Finance|