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Investment market update: September 2020

Published: October 13, 2020 by Jennifer Armstrong

As countries around the world eased lockdown restrictions, there are positive signs that economies are recovering following the Covid-19 pandemic. However, with new measures in place potentially for months, the virus continues to have an impact and the future remains … Continue reading

6 things to check on your credit report before applying for a mortgage

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

The property market might be affected by the impact of Covid-19 at the moment, but some things remain the same. If you’re hoping to buy a home, a lender will use your credit report when assessing your application. Before applying … Continue reading

How the surge in house prices could affect securing a mortgage

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

House prices have reached a record high following the introduction of the Stamp Duty holiday and viewings now being allowed after a temporary ban due to Covid-19. The Halifax House Price Index reports house prices have increased by 5.2% year-on-year; … Continue reading

Financial planning week: 10 steps to take before New Year

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

This month marked financial planning week, which aims to showcase the benefits of financial planning, from the financial gains to improved wellbeing. To celebrate this, we’ve got a checklist of steps you should take before 2020 ends to ensure you’re … Continue reading

5 steps the self-employed should take to prepare for retirement

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

More people are becoming self-employed and it’s a step that’s been linked to improved wellbeing. But it can mean your financial security falls, particularly when looking ahead to retirement. For self-employed workers, it’s important to take steps that can ensure … Continue reading