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 [...]

October 2nd, 2019|Finance|

No such thing as a free lunch! The dangers of pension freedoms

New Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) data has lifted the lid on use of the pension freedom rules. Then-chancellor George Osborne overhauled the pensions system in his 2014 Budget when he said savers would no longer [...]

October 2nd, 2019|Pensions|

Mortgage market remains buoyant but not for all borrowers

The mortgage market has been pretty buoyant despite Brexit uncertainty. Data from banking trade body UK Finance shows approvals for house purchase hit a decade-high in July and were up 3.2% in August. It will [...]

October 2nd, 2019|Mortgages, Uncategorized|

How where you die influences your estate’s tax bill

Inheritance tax is on the rise but there is a strong regional bias towards the south of England, government figures show. Data from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) shows in 2016-17, 4.6% of UK deaths [...]

October 2nd, 2019|Wills & Inheritance Tax|

Popular Mortgage Deals October 2019

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.

October 2nd, 2019|Mortgages|

August wealth update: Not the usual quiet month

August is usually a quiet time for politics but not this year!  In a dramatic move, Britain's new Prime Minister Boris Johnson set in motion the suspension of the UK Parliament - which means MPs have [...]

September 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|