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Why working with a broker is essential if you want to secure a mortgage

When you’re buying your first home, there can be a lot to think about. You need to consider issues such as the impact of charges and which type of mortgage would be right for you. According to a recent study,…

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3 ways that financial protection can support your mental wellbeing

If you’ve been struggling with your mental health in recent months, you aren’t alone. According to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), more than one-fifth of Brits experienced some form of depression in early 2021.

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Guide: The history of investing and what you can learn from the past

Investing has been around for centuries and the basics haven’t changed as much as you might think. Technology has changed how we invest, but some of the investment lessons from the past are just as relevant today as they were…

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Your comprehensive timeline for building your long-term wealth

If you want to save for your financial future, there’s no better time to start than now. But while you might be certain that you want to save more, it can sometimes be hard to know how much you should…

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The 3 types of people who need life insurance the most

While you may not like to consider the prospect of passing away, it can be important to make preparations to ensure that your family are looked after when it happens. Having life insurance in place can give you invaluable peace…

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Why prospective buyers shouldn’t bet on house prices falling

Taking your first step onto the property ladder is an important milestone in most people’s lives, but the strong housing market growth in recent years has made this difficult. For many young people, it has been increasingly hard to purchase…

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Guide – Your retirement choices: how to generate an income in later life

Since Pension Freedoms were introduced in 2015, retirees have had more choice when they access their pension. However, it also means you have more responsibility for generating an income later in life and it’s important to understand what your options…

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5 useful tips if you want to secure a self-employed mortgage

In recent months, strong demand for houses has resulted in a housing boom. If you’re thinking of buying a property then one of the first steps will be to find a mortgage, which can be particularly challenging if you work…

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Cutting through the jargon: bull and bear markets explained

One of the biggest impacts of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020 was the significant economic downturn in the first quarter, as markets struggled with the shock of the initial lockdown. If you’ve been paying attention to headlines in recent months,…

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How effective use of ISAs can help you to retire early

If you want to retire early, it’s important to plan your finances carefully. Since you are likely to need your savings to support you for a longer period, it’s key to make sure that you have enough. One of the…

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Why prioritising saving over protection can hurt your long-term financial wellbeing

When planning for the unexpected, one of the best ways to absorb financial shocks is to have protection in place. However, recent studies have found that many Brits would prefer to save rather than find appropriate cover. If the pandemic…

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The dangers of DIY investing and the value of seeking financial advice

In recent months, there has been a surge of people getting involved in investing, typically with little financial experience. While there are many good reasons to invest, doing so without being able to make informed decisions can have serious consequences.

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