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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

Pension age rises to 57: What does it mean?

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

From 2028, you won’t be able to access your Personal Pension until the age of 57. The government’s decision could affect your retirement plans and it’s important to review what it means for your future. The government previously stated it … Continue reading