At least 1 in 4 mortgage holders are needlessly losing money every month by paying the maximum interest – and it could be many more. And yet it’s now relatively much cheaper to obtain a 5-year fixed rate mortgage for longer-term certainty. Article by Nick Green.
The line between the office and the home has blurred for many of us since the start of the pandemic. Whether you love home working, hate it or don’t really mind, there’s evidence that this blurring is bad for both employers and workers – but there are some simple remedies. Article by Nick Green.
Having hit an all-time high in December 2020, UK house prices once again stand on the brink of uncertainty. Will they fall, rise, stay the same – or something else? Nick Green looks at the complex web of pressures on the property market.
As the UK goes back into full lockdown to slow the winter spread of Covid-19, Rishi Sunak unveils an additional £4.6 billion to help the businesses most affected by the loss of trade. Read on to see what’s available and whether you may be eligible. Article by Nick Green.
For once, the New Year hype is justified – the whole world is looking forward to a better year ahead. But 2020 didn’t just bring a pandemic. It also taught us some useful lessons in life and finance that could pay off in years to come. Article by Nick Green.
As Ebenezer Scrooge once observed, the festive season can be expensive. Enjoy good cheer all year round with our wisdom from Christmases Past, Present and Yet to Come.
First-time buyers can once again get on the property ladder with a deposit as low as 10%. However, the interest rates they now face may exceed 5%. Are there still affordable first mortgages out there? Article by Nick Green.
As UK businesses have battled to stay afloat this year with the help of various schemes, many have found help closer to hand. New data reveals the part accountants have played in creating survival strategies, and how they may prove even more crucial in the months ahead. Article by Nick Green.
A couple with a new baby lost their life savings of £33,000 when the buyer of their home lost their mortgage offer after exchange of contracts, collapsing their chain. And a study suggests that thousands more may have faced a similar nightmare. Article by Nick Green.
Property auctions in the UK have soared in popularity, as one of the unforeseen side effects of the pandemic. Online auctions and the stamp duty holiday are driving more buyers and sellers down this faster route. So is it for you? Article by Nick Green.
Belonging to an ethnic minority or being a home renter are just two of the factors putting people at risk of insufficient pension savings, according to a new report. We take a deeper look at who is more likely to be retirement-ready, and who may need to save harder. Article by Nick Green.
Death in Service, life assurance, life cover – whatever you call it, life insurance for employees is one of the most valuable benefits a company can offer, both for the worker and the business itself. However, employers should seek advice on getting a plan to suit their needs. Article by Nick Green.
The announcement of a second national lockdown until 2 December to slow the rise in Covid cases means that the furlough scheme will continue, alongside more help for the self-employed. Here you can find out if you’re eligible, and how to claim. Article by Nick Green.