Super-long fixed rate mortgage deals continue to make a comeback, as Virgin Money launches the first 15-year fix since 2008. The mortgage is available for buyers with surprisingly low deposits – but such long deals may not be right for every buyer.
Many members of workplace pension schemes are losing out on thousands of pounds due to variations in provider fees, according to a new comparison index. Differences in pension default funds also give rise to significant inequalities.
The Help-to-Buy ISA closed to new applicants in 2019, while another popular home-buying resource – the Help-to-Buy equity loan scheme – is also ending in the near future. But this double whammy for first-time buyers isn’t as bad as it looks.
A revolutionary new form of investment promises to turn conservationists and capitalists into unlikely allies. The ‘Rhino bond’ is the world’s first financial instrument created to protect a species – and investors are interested.
As Toy Story 4 passes $650m at the box office, we look back at the ugly duckling company that finally took flight – and see what lessons the Pixar story may hold for your business.
As banks continue to ‘reward’ their most loyal customers by slashing their savings rates, more products are emerging to enable savers to chase higher interest with less effort.
What happens to your company if a major shareholder dies? The answer is, you can’t be sure – and that’s not good. Robert Harvey, Head of Protection Advice at Drewberry, shows you how to restore certainty.
A new study by Age UK reveals growing anxiety among pension providers that retirees do not fully understand the risks of drawdown products – which may lead to a future ‘scandal’.
People using the Lifetime ISA to save for a first home, or to boost their retirement income, may be sacrificing thousands of pounds to avoidable management fees. But lower cost alternatives are available.
For years many homeowners in leasehold properties have been vulnerable to a raw deal, if their landlord chooses not to play fair. A new government enquiry seeks to establish the extent of the problem, with a view to achieving greater protection for homebuyers.
Three fishermen, three rods, three price tags, but only one answer. What can fishing teach us about the value of financial advice? Go on, take the bait.
For many people, the word ‘investing’ is associated with the word ‘risk’. But to what extent is this true? What are the risks involved – and when are those risks worth taking? Anna Sofat of female-focused IFA Addidi Wealth takes a closer look.