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October wealth update: A tough month for investors

October proved a difficult month for investors.  The trade tensions between the US and China, on-going Brexit negotiations and the EU’s rejection of Italy’s draft budget all seemed to weigh heavily on global equity markets. The [...]

November 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|

A good Budget for beer drinkers and high earners

This was a Budget that was good for beer drinkers, but not necessarily if your favourite tipple is a glass of wine. Here are some of the key tax changes from the chancellor’s red book: [...]

October 30th, 2018|Finance|

Chancellor to reform Help to Buy for first-time buyers

The Government’s flagship scheme to help home buyers is set for a revamp, according to the Budget. The Help to Buy Equity Loan scheme was launched in April 2013, providing a government loan worth up [...]

October 30th, 2018|Mortgages|

The end for pension cold calling?

There is not much more annoying than answering your phone to a cold call, especially if it could leave you open to pension fraud. Scammers often use cold calls to try to get vulnerable or [...]

October 30th, 2018|Pensions|

What life insurance is best for your joint mortgage?

When you take out a mortgage we would always recommend you take out appropriate life insurance too, so that you know your monthly mortgage payments are covered if things go awry. If you’re buying on [...]

October 30th, 2018|Insurance|

Savers in the dark about their pension

Are you among the 30.4 million working-age people who don’t know if their pension pot will be big enough to afford a comfortable lifestyle in retirement? According to a report by the Pension and Lifetime [...]

October 20th, 2018|Pensions|