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.

Expanding the services you can benefit from – here’s the Altura review of 2022

It’s been another busy and positive year at Altura. Read about the new services you can access and how we’re improving our service in our review of 2022.

Want to release equity from your home? The pros and cons of downsizing and equity release

When it comes to later in life, your home is likely to be one of your biggest assets. So, what do you do when your children have flown the nest,

Should you choose a fixed or tracker mortgage rate? Here are the pros and cons

More than half of all borrowers will see their fixed-rate mortgage deal end in the next three years. That’s the recent conclusion of research published by Mortgage Solutions that suggests

3 practical tips for switching your mortgage if your deal is coming to an end

One of the consequences of rising inflation and the chancellor’s “mini-Budget” is that interest rates in the UK are likely to rise further over the next few months. With the

What the “mini-Budget” fallout means for your mortgage

With a new prime minister having taken office last month, the government has started to announce its plans for stimulating the UK economy during the cost of living crisis. Kwasi

The parents’ guide to paying for university and student loans

If your child will be going to university this year or is planning to further their education in the future, you undoubtedly feel proud. However, you may also worry about

First-time buyers pay more than £40,000 for a home than before the pandemic

If you, or a loved one, is planning to buy their first home, they can expect to pay £40,000 more for a property than they did before the pandemic. That’s

The pros and cons of student buy-to-let (and the 10 best places to be a student landlord)

Going to university remains a hugely popular choice for many students. According to official government data, there were around 750,000 applications for full-time undergraduate places in 2021 – a new

Guide: Your complete guide to *buy-to-let

*Buy-to-let properties can provide an additional income stream and help you to support your goals. As a result, becoming a landlord is something you may have thought about. For example,

3 valuable benefits of working with a broker when interest rates are rising

The cost of fixed-rate mortgage deals hit a nine-year high in July 2022. Find out why, and how we can help you to secure a low-cost deal when rates are rising.

Could a 50-year mortgage help you to buy a home?

The government is considering 50-year mortgages, which could pass through generations. Read more, and for our reaction when the press asked us for comment.