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Investment market update November 2023

Published: December 12, 2023 by Jennifer Armstrong

While inflation is starting to ease in economies around the world, there are still signs of economic challenges ahead. Read on to find out what affected investment markets in November 2023.  UK  In November, chancellor Jeremy Hunt delivered the Autumn … Continue reading

How overpaying your mortgage could save you money in the long term

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

With the cost of living soaring and mortgage repayments rising, making additional payments on your home might be the last thing on your mind. Yet, if you’re in a position to do so, it may cut the cost of borrowing … Continue reading

IMF predicts interest rates squeezing mortgage holders won’t start to fall until 2028

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

After more than a decade of historically low interest rates, the Bank of England (BoE) has repeatedly raised the base rate since late 2021 in a bid to control inflation. This has squeezed the budgets of many homeowners who have … Continue reading

3 helpful ways effective financial planning could ease health fears

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

NHS waiting lists have reached a record high and a survey suggests people are worried about the effect it could have on the care they would receive if they faced an illness. It’s a concern financial planning could help ease. … Continue reading

2 surprising benefits of choosing to drip-feed your investments

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

If you want to start investing or would like to boost an existing portfolio, your mind might turn to using a lump sum. However, there could be benefits to drip-feeding your investments instead. Drip-feeding means you slowly add money to … Continue reading

Cost vs value: What’s the difference when you’re making a financial plan?

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

When you’re making decisions, cost might be an important factor, but value could be just as crucial. Balancing cost and value in your financial plan could help you get more out of your money.  When talking about the investment market, … Continue reading