If you’re a homeowner, your mortgage payments are likely to take up a large part of your income each month. But if you became seriously ill or injured, and unable to work, would you be able to keep up your mortgage repayments? As buying a home is likely to be your biggest investment, it [...]
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Now these are some little things that can make a big difference. Protection policies aren’t just there for when things go wrong. Many protection insurers include access to a range of health and wellbeing support services – and you don’t need to claim to be able to use them. These services can make everyday [...]
As a parent, providing for your children is a top priority – from making sure they have food on the table, to ensuring they have the extras they need in life. Putting income protection in place means you’ll always be able to support your children with a regular income if the unthinkable should happen [...]
Whether you’re a first-time buyer, a second-stepper or further up the housing ladder, buying a home is always a big move and can feel a bit like a roller coaster ride at the best of times. With 60% of buyers reporting being put off moving because they find the idea overwhelming, here are some tips [...]
In the Financial Lives 2020 survey from the FCA, it has been found that older adults were more likely to hold a savings account of any type, than younger adults. For example, 83% of those aged 55+ did, compared with 63% of 18–24-year-olds. So, how could an ISA help you? ISA An ISA is [...]
New research from The Openwork Partnership, one of the UK’s largest and longest established financial advice and investment networks, shows more than 11.6 million are keeping all their money in cash despite ongoing low rates. Its nationwide study found 22% of adults prefer to keep all their money in cash while the same number [...]
National Insurance Set to Rise in April 2022 National Insurance contributions are set to increase by 1.25% in April this year, as part of the government’s plans to fund the health and social care sector in the UK. The rise comes after the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the health and social care [...]
Persistently high inflation is putting pressure on central banks to raise interest rates, which unsettled markets during the first few weeks of the year At the start of 2020, the World Bank issued a warning that the global economy faces a variety of challenges, including new Covid variants, high inflation and an uncertain geopolitical landscape. [...]
Markets signed off the year amid high inflation rates and renewed concerns over the coronavirus The Omicron variant of the coronavirus unsettled markets at the beginning of December, with investors unsure about how renewed restrictions on socialising and travel will affect the global economy. The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) urged national [...]
Stock markets bounced back in October despite an unsettled month due to global supply disruptions and energy shortages. Financial markets were unsettled in October for a number of reasons. They include soaring energy prices due to the global shortage of natural gas supplies and high demand in Asia. Markets became calmer after Russian President [...]