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9th June 2017

Bill to the Bank of Mum and Dad could reach £6.5bn

A recent report has suggested that the ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ will be lending their children over £6.5 billion this year in order to help […]
10th May 2017

Where is the property market hottest in the current climate?

The latest figures from the housing market suggest that the Midlands is currently the hottest area for property, with price rises outstripping even those seen in […]
18th April 2017

Will the first online-only savings bond mean savers will miss out?

The new government-backed savings bond from National Savings & Investment (NS&I) is set to launch in April this year, offering what Chancellor Philip Hammond has described […]
18th April 2017

Is the probate fee rise the ‘new inheritance tax’?

When someone dies and leaves a will, an executor is usually appointed in the will to deal with the deceased person’s estate – their money, property […]
18th April 2017

Women face gender gap in pension contributions as well as pay gap

Whilst the pay gap experienced by women in comparison to men is most likely a problem you’ve heard about, another gender gap has emerged which is […]
16th March 2017

What could be the best way to provide for your grandchildren?

With both property prices and the cost of living continuing to rise, as well as low interest rates making it difficult to save, the ‘Bank of […]
16th March 2017

Which is best? Save or invest?

Whilst you might expect an increase in the cash and investment ISA limit to be welcomed, at least one dissenting voice has come from Steve Webb, […]
14th February 2017

What is the ‘real rate of inflation’?

The current projected figures for 2017 see inflation set to grow by between 2.5% and 3%, but there are already reports surfacing that this figure is […]
14th February 2017

The danger of New Year predictions

“It’s difficult to make predictions, especially about the future”. A quote which is usually attributed to either baseball player Yogi Berra or author Mark Twain – […]