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Where is the property market hottest in the current climate?

The latest figures from the housing market suggest that the Midlands is currently the hottest area for property, with price rises outstripping even those seen in the traditional hotspots further south. Rightmove’s most recent monthly price index has revealed that the average asking price for a home in the East and West Midlands during March...

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Theresa May calls surprise early election

During a surprise announcement outside Downing Street on the morning of 18th April, Theresa May set the date of the next UK general election as the 8th June 2017, almost three full years before the previously expected date of May 2020. Delivering the statement revealing the move, Mrs May said that the early general election...

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Pension Savings: a quick recap on your options

It’s been two years since the government introduced pension freedoms, greatly expanding the options for how those who have saved into a defined contribution pension product can access their savings. There are now a number of different ways to take advantage of pension freedoms, so let’s have a look at each of them and the...

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What does the Budget dividend cut mean for you?

One of the most significant announcements made by the Chancellor Philip Hammond in the recent Spring Budget was the change to the amount of tax-free dividends that can be received by both company directors and shareholders. From April next year, the current amount of £5,000 will decrease to just £2,000. Whilst this is set to...

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What could be the best way to provide for your grandchildren?

With both property prices and the cost of living continuing to rise, as well as low interest rates making it difficult to save, the ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ is increasingly becoming a partnership with the ‘Bank of Gran and Grandad’. If you have grandchildren, it’s only natural that you’ll want to provide for them...

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Taking out a mortgage when retired: what happens if you end up in care?

Downsizing during your retirement years is something many people consider. Moving to a smaller property can cut down on maintenance and utility costs and if your new home is cheaper than your current property, you can even raise some cash to save or spend as you like. However, if you’re relocating to a more expensive...

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Interest rate update: will low rates stay for another three years?

The decision by the Bank of England to cut interest rates to a record low of 0.25% in August last year was the latest blow for savers who hold a high percentage of their assets in cash. 2017 brings fresh economic uncertainty both at home and around the world through the triggering of Article 50...

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4 saving habits of millionaires

There are no shortcuts or guarantees when it comes to achieving self-made millionaire status. That said, it can’t hurt to look at the financial habits of those who have managed to do just that to try and boost your own coffers. Here are our top tips from looking at those who’ve become millionaires by age...

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Spotlight on Glyn Bottomley – Director

Hi Glyn, let’s start with work; what does a ‘normal’ day constitute for you? That is what makes the job so fun, there is no ‘normal’ day! My days are action packed with client meetings, calls and emails, overseeing and supporting our mortgage advisers and case managers, developing and adapting our systems and processes and...

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3 new year’s resolutions for your finances (that you can actually keep) in 2017

Whilst New Year’s resolutions are always made with the best of intentions, the truth is that they often prove difficult to keep beyond the first few weeks in January. The main reason for this is that the goals we set ourselves are admirable but simply too lofty to achieve. It’s far better to choose a...

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