Staying Steady Amid Market Swings: 3 Key Reasons to Remain Invested

Facing turbulent times in the investment world is undoubtedly challenging. With factors like inflation and political ambiguity leading to market fluctuations, it’s natural to feel apprehensive about the future of your investments. However, while market volatility might be disconcerting, it’s crucial to rise above momentary fears and make informed choices about retaining your investments. Here […]

A 2023 Review of the UK Financial Sector

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Introduction The year 2023 has been a remarkable one for the UK financial sector. Amidst a landscape of economic fluctuations and regulatory evolutions, the realms of mortgages, pensions, and investments have experienced significant shifts. This review delves into the key trends, challenges, and successes that have shaped these vital areas over the past year. Mortgage […]

Steps you should take to protect your family if lose your income

Protecting your family from loss of income should be a priority at any time. It’s especially relevant now. Even single adults should take the prospect of income loss seriously. At this time of life, your expenses may be minimal. They can, however, still mount up quickly, especially if you’re burning through savings. With that in […]

Steps you should take to protect your family if lose your income

Protecting your family from loss of income should be a priority at any time. It’s especially relevant now. Even single adults should take the prospect of income loss seriously. At this time of life, your expenses may be minimal. They can, however, still mount up quickly, especially if you’re burning through savings. With that in […]

Investment myths

In this blog, we’ll debunk five misconceptions about investing. Understanding investments can be daunting, and there are several myths that are likely to put you off if you are new to investing. In this blog, we’ll debunk five misconceptions about investing. By unravelling these myths, you’ll gain a clearer perspective on how to navigate the […]

New Mortgage Charter

New Mortgage Charter encourages lenders to provide you with more support Banks and Building Societies have been encouraged by Chancellor Jeremy Hunt to offer more flexibility if you are finding it difficult to make mortgage payments. Mortgage lenders, the FCA, the Government as well as organisations such as UK Finance and the Building Societies Association […]

100% Mortgage Fears

The resurgence of 100% mortgages has raised concerns in the housing market. While they offer an opportunity for buyers with limited savings to enter the market, the return of these high loan-to-value mortgages has sparked worries about potential risks and their impact on housing market stability. The risks of high loan-to-value mortgages High loan-to-value mortgages, […]

Can your energy efficient home help save money on your mortgage?

Have you ever heard of a green mortgage? They’re steadily becoming a popular option for property owners, as many lenders are adding them to their portfolios. If you’re due to remortgage soon and you have an energy efficient home, it’s well worth considering them as a remortgage option. We explore what they are and how […]

Should you stay with your lender?

Staying with your current lender may feel like the safest option when your mortgage comes to an end, but that’s no guarantee that you’ll be getting the best deal. That’s why we recommend shopping around to get a mortgage that’s fits you. When there is such uncertainty in the housing market at the moment, you […]

Can You Be Your Own Financial Adviser?

Thanks to the internet, the average person can now access vast amounts of information on just about any topic. That’s amazing in so many ways. It’s also potentially highly dangerous. There’s a difference between having access to information and being able to apply it appropriately in the real world. That’s why there’s still a place […]