Altura mentee set for gruelling charity desert trek – and how you can support a great cause

When we established Altura, one of our key ambitions was to use the business to help provide opportunities for young people. Over the last few years, we have mentored a

Cost of the average mortgage rose 61% in 2022 – here are 3 valuable tips

One of the biggest “cost of living” issues facing people across the UK is the rise in mortgage payments. To combat high inflation, the Bank of England (BoE) has raised

Altura shortlisted for 3 prestigious mortgage awards

Each year, the Mortgage Strategy Awards recognise the best service, innovation, and standards in the mortgage sector. Widely recognised as the “Oscars” of the UK mortgage industry, they are seen

Financial wellbeing: 4 steps to creating a financial wellbeing plan

While growing wealth is often an important part of a financial plan, understanding how you can use your money to reach goals and improve your wellbeing is crucial. It could

All the winners and losers from the 2023 spring Budget

Just six months ago, Kwasi Kwarteng stood up in the House of Commons and delivered his controversial “mini-Budget”. The announcements ultimately brought down the short-lived Truss administration, with current chancellor,

Your spring Budget update – the key news from the chancellor’s statement

          On Wednesday 15 March 2023, chancellor Jeremy Hunt presented his spring Budget. Focusing on the government’s aims to halve inflation, reduce public debt, and boost

Your guide to pension consolidation: The pros and cons you need to know

Do you have multiple pensions? It could make it difficult to manage your pension savings during your working life and when you retire. In some cases, consolidating them could be

Self-employed? Here are 2 practical tips to help you get a new mortgage

A newspaper recently claimed it has “never been harder” to get a self-employed mortgage. Here are some tips to help you secure the borrowing you need

5 useful tips to improve your credit rating if you need a new mortgage

New research has revealed more than 9 million people could have mistakes on their credit file. Here’s why it matters, and 5 useful tips to improve your credit rating

Should you increase the rent you charge on buy-to-let property in 2023?

If you have a mortgage on a variable- or tracker-rate deal, or your existing fixed-rate deal has come to an end in the last few months, it’s likely your repayments

5 practical tips to be proactive if you need a new mortgage in 2023

If you will need a new mortgage in 2023, you will need to be prepared and proactive. If you’ve had your current mortgage for more than a year or so

The essential guide to ISAs

ISAs have been around for more than two decades, but they’ve changed significantly since they were first introduced. This guide can help you understand why using an ISA to save

5 aspects of your finances you should review in 2023

The start of a new year is the perfect time to review your finances. So, here are 5 practical ways you can begin 2023 on a solid financial footing

What will happen to house prices in 2023?

Considering the tough economic backdrop of rising inflation and interest rates, could house prices fall in 2023? Here are the predictions from the leading experts

The 2022/23 end of tax year guide: 7 allowances to make use of before 5 April 2023

The 2022/23 tax year ends on Wednesday 5 April. After this date, many allowances reset, and it could be your last chance to use some of them. Allowances can help

How to work out your personal risk of ill health, and why it matters

Unexpected health issues can leave you and your family facing financial difficulty. Here’s how a brand-new tool can help you work out what your personal risk is.