How to fund a university education

Before the introduction of student loans you may have left university with a bank overdraft. But the sum owed probably paled into insignificance compared to the five-figure debts faced by the coming generation of graduates. According to the Institute for Fiscal...

The New Financial Year

The 2018/19 tax year starts at the stroke of midnight between the 5th and 6th of April.  While many individuals leave tax planning to the end of the tax year, you can look to maximise the benefits by using your personal tax allowances* and reliefs straight away. ...

Peace of mind for the cost of a coffee

Many of us pick up a morning coffee on the way to work – it’s a little bit of luxury to start the day for just a couple of pounds. But did you know you could provide something even more satisfying for you and your loved ones for less than the cost of that...

Mortgage-savvy millennials

When it comes to their mortgage, are younger people making better financial decisions than their older counterparts? The term ‘millennial generation’ applies to people born somewhere between 1980 and 2000, a 20-year span which also saw a huge rise in...

Could You Build Your Own Home?

Are you a budding Frank Lloyd Wright with ambitions to design and build a home to your exact specifications? If you’re choosing to build the property of your dreams and you have the knowledge and skills required, you could opt for the DIY route and take on as...

Getting Ready To Meet The Grim Reaper

Do you know how your family would cope after your death? It’s not an easy question to answer, or a nice subject to think about, but you could help to make their lives easier by setting up a Whole of Life plan, getting your finances in order and making a detailed...

The value of mortgage advice

With so many mortgage lenders offering their products on the high street and online, it can be tempting to cut out the middleman and ‘go direct’. But when you’re making such an important financial commitment, the guidance you can get from a qualified...

High inflation hits workers and savers

Employment is at a record high, but UK workers are starting to feel the squeeze as wages fall below inflation for the first time since 2014. Inflation has gone up, in part, due to the Brexit-related fall in the value of sterling, but the fall in wage growth is unusual...

The Importance of Protection

Millions of pet owners have purchased insurance in case of an expensive trip to the vet’s, but who will pick up the bill if something happens to you? Many pet owners will know the stress and financial burden caused by an expensive vet’s bill and have taken out pet...