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Investment market update: February 2024

Published: March 14, 2024 by Jennifer Armstrong

While many economies are still struggling with high inflation there are signs that the pace is starting to slow, which could pave the way for interest rate cuts later this year. To reflect this, the OECD has lifted its 2024 … Continue reading

As rental growth slowed in 2023, is buy-to-let still profitable?

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

As property prices and rental yields have steadily increased in recent years, buy-to-let property has often been seen as a useful way to invest your money. However, figures suggest the pace of growth is slowing and landlords face increasing regulation … Continue reading

1.5 million households could see their mortgage repayments soar when their deal ends in 2024

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

Homeowners with fixed-rate mortgage deals that end in 2024 could face much higher repayments due to rising interest rates. If your mortgage deal expires this year, being proactive could help you manage your outgoings. High inflation over the last couple … Continue reading

How to calculate the level of income protection that would provide you with financial security

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

Income protection could provide you with an essential safety net if you’re unable to work due to an accident or illness. Yet, research suggests it’s a valuable step that some people might be overlooking. If you’re too ill to work, … Continue reading

Here’s what you need to know about the “Magnificent Seven” stocks that are driving the market

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

The Magnificent Seven might conjure up images of the 1960s Western film or its 2016 remake, but there’s a new group in town – seven technology companies that outgained the market in 2023. Read on to find out more about … Continue reading

More than 1 million investors are expected to pay Dividend Tax for the first time in 2024/25

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

More than 1 million investors will be hit with a Dividend Tax bill for the first time in the 2024/25 tax year, according to an AJ Bell report. Read on to find out if you could be affected and discover … Continue reading

All the winners and losers from the 2024 Spring Budget

Published: March 6, 2024 by Jennifer Armstrong

With one eye on a forthcoming general election, the chancellor has announced a Budget aimed at generating long-term growth, with “more investment, more jobs, better public services and lower taxes”. While the headlines will inevitably focus on Jeremy Hunt’s cut … Continue reading

Your Spring Budget update – the key news from the chancellor’s statement

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

The 2024/25 tax year is just a month away, and chancellor Jeremy Hunt has delivered his 2024 Spring Budget, outlining the government’s plans for the next fiscal year and beyond. With a general election looming – prime minister Rishi Sunak … Continue reading