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Average standard variable rate reaches a 13-year high. Is it time you looked for a new mortgage deal?

Published: August 15, 2022 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

How self-employed workers can create financial security amid economic uncertainty

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

As a self-employed worker, it can be more difficult to manage your finances. Your income may vary or not be as reliable as those who are employed. According to a study from Scottish Widows, almost half of self-employed workers said … Continue reading

Investment market update: June 2022

Published: July 4, 2022 by Jennifer Armstrong

Rising inflation and concerns about recession risks continue to place pressure on households and affect economies around the world. The World Bank has slashed its 2022 global growth forecasts from 4.1% to 2.9%. The organisation also warned the global economy … Continue reading

Economic conditions could lead to falling house prices and increased negative equity risk

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

Amid challenging conditions, there are concerns that house prices could start to fall. It may affect how much equity you own in your home and could mean some homeowners end up in negative equity. The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic … Continue reading

What happened the last time the cost of living was rising this rapidly?

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

The cost of living is rising quicker than has been normal in the last few decades. Indeed, the last time inflation was this high was in the 1980s. So, what happened then compared to now? According to the Office for … Continue reading