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Do you think financial protection claims aren’t upheld? 98% were paid in 2021

Published: September 1, 2022 by Jennifer Armstrong

If you think that insurers don’t pay out when people make claims, you’re far from alone.  According to Scottish Widows, just 7% of people think that life cover claims pay out between 91% and 100% of the time.  For critical … Continue reading

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