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The dos and don’ts of Christmas spending

Christmas is the season of spending time with loved ones, cuddling up in front of a festive film, and eating too many mince pies. It’s also the season of many, many presents. Christmas can come with a hefty price tag…

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DIY disasters that could knock thousands off your home’s asking price

Do you fancy yourself as the next ‘Handy Andy’ or Anna Ryder Richardson? Carrying out home improvements might seem like a great way of boosting your home’s value. But there’s a high chance it could cost you dearly. According to…

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3 things you should know if you’re planning to become the Bank of Mum and Dad

If your children are struggling to get a foot onto the housing ladder, you might be thinking about lending a helping hand. You’re certainly not alone. According to Legal & General and Cebr, the so-called ‘Bank…

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5 perks of protection you didn’t know you had

When you took out protection – be it life insurance, Critical Illness Cover or Income Protection – you probably focused on the important financial safety net it provides if you die, become critically ill, or can’t work because of illness…

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High LTV mortgages are being withdrawn – here’s what you need to know

Mortgages with a high loan-to-value can enable borrowers with small deposits to get a foot on the property ladder. Loan-to-value is essentially the ratio between the value of the loan you take out and the value of your home. So,…

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How to look after your health and financial wellbeing this winter

As the days get colder and shorter, it’s easy for our health to be affected. Most people are aware of the so-called ‘winter blues’ – when our mood and energy levels take a tumble. You might be less familiar with…

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4 ways to protect yourself from the unexpected

Have you ever thought about how your family would cope financially if you died or became too ill to work? Death and illness aren’t pleasant subjects, but it’s extremely important to protect yourself and your loved ones from the devastating…

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3 monstrous mortgage mistakes to avoid

Halloween is here – a time for ghosts, witches and embarrassing costumes. Vampires and zombies might give you the heebie-jeebies, but there’s something even more terrifying than things that go bump in the night: making a mistake with your mortgage.

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5 ways a financial adviser can help you with your finances

Like most people, the first time you spoke to a financial adviser was probably when you bought your first home. After all, a financial adviser is the most qualified person to reach out to for advice on securing the right…

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The 2020/21 end of the tax year guide

The current tax year will end on 5 April 2021, a date when many allowances and tax breaks will reset. In some cases, it will be your last chance to use them. Making use of appropriate allowances can help you…

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