10 New Year Resolutions for Financial Health

At the start of a new year, it’s common to reflect on what you want to achieve over the next 12 months and to set out some goals. It’s the perfect time to think about how you could improve your financial wellbeing too. 

Guide: 12 of the best Christmas markets to enjoy in the UK and Europe in 2022

If you want some festive cheer, a Christmas market is perfect. From stalls filled with seasonal treats to entertainment like carol singers, they can really put you in the mood for the holidays. Whether you want to visit an event locally or combine it with a weekend away in Europe, there are hundreds of Christmas […]

Your autumn statement update and what it means for you

It has been a tumultuous year in British politics, with three prime ministers and four chancellors holding office. After the calamitous “mini-Budget” ushered in the demise of Liz Truss and Kwasi Kwarteng, new chancellor Jeremy Hunt has delivered his first autumn statement. Hunt’s speech came at a tricky time for the UK economy, with inflation […]

Should you overpay on your mortgage as interest rates rise?

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In recent weeks, you’ve probably seen the news headlines that interest rates have increased sharply, raising the cost of mortgages for millions of borrowers. According to Moneyfacts, as of 26 October 2022, the average two-year fixed-rate deal stood at 6.50%. The average five-year fixed rate stood at 6.36%. It means that, in the space of […]

7 handy tips to help recession-proof your finances

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As UK economic activity contracted at its fastest pace in nearly two years in October, it would suggest that the UK has fallen into a recession. Worryingly, the Bank of England (BoE) also believes that the UK may remain in a recession for the longest period since records began. The next few months and years […]