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Your complete 2021/22 end of tax year guide

Published: December 27, 2021 by Jennifer Armstrong

The 2021/22 tax year ends on Monday 5 April 2022. This is the date when many allowances reset, and it could be your last opportunity to make use of some of them. Keeping track of how you’ve used your allowances … Continue reading

What happened in the property market in 2021?

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

Despite the pandemic, the property market continued to move in 2021. Thousands of families purchased their first home, moved up the property ladder, or decided to invest in property during the year. Here are a few of the key events … Continue reading

3 personal finance risks in 2022 and what you can do about them

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

When you look forward to the year ahead, what do you consider to be the biggest risks to your personal finances? A poll from interactive investor has revealed the three biggest financial worries people have. While you may not be … Continue reading

Why now is the perfect time to start thinking about the end of the tax year

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

2022 may only have just started, but now is an excellent time to start thinking about the end of the tax year. Planning now can help you make the most of allowances and reduce how much tax you pay. The … Continue reading

The majority of divorcees are overlooking pensions and it could leave them financially vulnerable

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

Going through a divorce is difficult. So, it’s not surprising that many couples are failing to consider their long-term future and whether they need to discuss splitting pensions. Overlooking pensions, which may be among your largest assets, could leave you … Continue reading

8 things to do if you’re retiring in 2022

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

If you’ll be retiring this year, you may be looking forward to more free time to focus on what you enjoy. As you start making plans, you need to set out your expectations and how you’ll create an income. To … Continue reading

Investment market update: November 2021

Published: December 7, 2021 by Jennifer Armstrong

A new variant of Covid-19, dubbed “Omicron”, is affecting some countries around the world, and it could lead to further restrictions in the coming months. The variant comes as supply chain issues caused by the pandemic continue to affect businesses … Continue reading

How long could you pay your mortgage without an income?

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

When taking out a mortgage, you’ll go through affordability checks, and you may have reviewed your own budget. These will consider how affordable a mortgage is while earning your current income, but how would you cope financially if your income … Continue reading

COP26: What does the outcome mean for investors?

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

The UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) took place in November in Glasgow. The climate change summit brought together countries to discuss how they can tackle the global issue. It was the first time since COP21, which took place in 2015, … Continue reading

Do you have realistic investment expectations?

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

When you invest, how much do you expect to receive in return? A survey suggests that some investors have unrealistic expectations that could affect their long-term financial security. Research from Aegon found that half of UK adults have put money … Continue reading