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Investment market update: July 2022

Published: August 15, 2022 by Jennifer Armstrong

The ongoing war in Ukraine, rising interest rates and soaring inflation could be pushing some economies towards recession in the coming months. This uncertainty has caused real volatility in global stock markets. Indeed, 2022 was the worst first half of … Continue reading

4.5 million people don’t think they’ll pay off their mortgage before 65. Here are some options

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

Being mortgage-free before you retire is a common goal. It can be difficult to secure a new mortgage deal once you pass retirement age and retiring debt-free means you can make the most of the next stage of your life. … Continue reading

Average standard variable rate reaches a 13-year high. Is it time you looked for a new mortgage deal?

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

If a previous mortgage deal has ended and you’ve not taken out a new one, you could be paying a much higher rate of interest. If you’re on your lender’s standard variable rate (SVR), read on to find out why … Continue reading

Women are investing earlier than men, and it could close the wealth gap

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

The gender wealth gap is a widely acknowledged issue in the UK, particularly in the context of pension savings and women’s ability to retire. Indeed, a report by Now Pensions and published by consumer group Which? suggested that on average, … Continue reading

How self-employed workers can create financial security amid economic uncertainty

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

As a self-employed worker, it can be more difficult to manage your finances. Your income may vary or not be as reliable as those who are employed. According to a study from Scottish Widows, almost half of self-employed workers said … Continue reading

5 important things to check this Pension Awareness Day

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

If you’re guilty of ignoring your pension, a review ahead of Pension Awareness Day on 15 September can help make sure you’re on track for the retirement you want. Here are five important things to check. 1. How is your … Continue reading