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Should you raid your pension to buy a Lamborghini?

More than 1m retirees have accessed their pension pots since new freedoms were unveiled in April 2015. Since then, retirees, or anyone aged over 55, have been able to access their pensions savings as they [...]

February 7th, 2019|Pensions|

When one tax year window closes, another opens

The end of January brings two exciting deadlines. There is the closing of the football transfer window and the deadline for filing your self-assessment tax return. There is not much you can do about who your [...]

February 7th, 2019|Finance|

Why Stamp Duty isn’t the only cost to consider when buying your property

First-time buyers continue to benefit from Stamp Duty exemptions. The latest HMRC data shows 241.300 first-time buyers have made use of the Stamp Duty relief that was introduced in November 2017. The exemption applies on [...]

February 1st, 2019|Mortgages|

December wealth update: Little Christmas cheer for global equities

December proved a difficult month for global equities with many of them suffering large falls, which meant that 2018 saw falls for nearly all the leading global equity markets.   December 2018 Full Year 2018 [...]

January 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Can you afford not to work when you retire?

People are now living much longer after they leave the workplace, but will you be able to afford not to work? Research by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has found that men can now [...]

January 3rd, 2019|Pensions|

What are your 2019 money saving resolutions?

From exercising more to just spending time with the family, it’s the season for new year’s resolutions, so could you make changes to the way you manage your money? Research by savings provider Marcus shows [...]

January 2nd, 2019|Mortgages|