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Everything you need to know about income protection and critical illness cover

One of the lessons that the pandemic has taught us is that the unexpected can happen at any time, which is why it’s important to plan ahead. If you became unable to work due to illness or accident, it could…

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4 effective ways to boost your pension contributions

In recent years, many young people have found it difficult to balance saving with the rising cost of living. That can mean it’s sometimes difficult to put money aside for the long term. Your pension is one of the most…

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Budget 2021 – The winners and losers

A year ago, Rishi Sunak delivered his first Budget just as the pandemic began to take hold. While his £30 billion package sounded significant, it’s a sum that has paled into insignificance over the last 12 months as the chancellor…

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Your 2021 Budget summary

On Wednesday 3 March, Rishi Sunak delivered his second Budget as chancellor. The Budget outlines the state of the economy and the government’s spending plans. The World Health Organization declared Covid-19 a pandemic on 11 March 2020, the same date…

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Why you should protect yourself when taking on a mortgage

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you were to suddenly lose your income? If you’re the main or only earner in your household, you may struggle to keep up with your mortgage payments. One side effect of the…

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2 strong reasons why you shouldn’t let the pandemic affect your pension contributions

The economic crisis caused by the coronavirus and the subsequent lockdowns have had a significant effect on many people. As a result, millions of people have cut back their pension contributions as they feel a squeeze on their household finances.

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What 2021 may hold for the housing market

2020 was a year of mixed fortunes for the housing market. The initial lockdown saw a stagnation and slight fall in house prices, but this was followed by a strong rebound after July. This rebound also saw the average house…

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Guide: Behavioural biases, and how they affect your financial decisions

Our latest guide is in partnership with Neil Bage, founder of Be-IQ, a fintech company focused on behavioural insights. The guide gives a fascinating overview of how our behavioural biases can affect the decisions we make. It could help you…

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5 ways to save money on your life insurance

Taking out life insurance is a great way of providing your loved ones with a financial safety-net in the event of your death. But if you’re one of the many families whose wallets are squeezed, you might view life insurance…

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How to teach your children about money

Teaching your children about money is an indispensable life lesson that will boost their chances of a financially secure adulthood. The thought of explaining saving and budgeting to a bored pre-schooler or grumpy teenager might fill you with dread. However,…

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How to balance paying off debts with saving for your future

The start of a new year is a great time to commit to paying off debts and starting to save for your future. But this isn’t always as straightforward as it may seem. If you have several debts, it can…

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Your complete guide to mortgages

At some point in our lives, most of us will need to take out a mortgage if we aspire to own a home. Yet, mortgages and the process of securing one can still be filled with jargon and other complexities.

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