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

Self-employed mortgages and Covid – how the pandemic is affecting you if you work for yourself

If you’re self-employed, getting a mortgage without the right advice can be a challenge. And, after a year of disrupted income, many experts are reporting that it’s getting tougher for

Could a “green” mortgage help you to save money and the environment?

In recent years, if you’ve been environmentally conscious you’ve enjoyed a growing choice of green financial products. Eco-friendly bank accounts and savings are now commonplace, while it’s never been easier

Need a large mortgage? Why paying a higher fee could end up saving you money

If you’re looking for a large mortgage, sometimes paying a higher fee can lead to substantial savings. Find out why fee-free deals might not always be the best thing

5 proven ways to make yourself a more attractive buyer when you’re buying a house

Looking for strategies to improve your position when buying a new home? These 5 quick and easy tips could help you make yourself a more attractive buyer

Guide: 10 things that could increase the value of your property

Talking about homes and property values is something of a pastime in the UK. Property is probably among one of the largest assets we own, so it’s not surprising that

EU nationals and mortgages post Brexit – what you need to know about proving your residency status

EU, EEA, or Swiss nationals applying for a mortgage in the UK now need to prove their residency status. Here’s the latest on EU nationals and mortgages

IR35 changes and mortgages – what do the new rules mean for you?

New tax regulations come into force this April. Here’s everything you need to know about IR35 changes and mortgages, and what the new rules mean for borrowing

Relief for savers as “tax day” sees government announce no significant tax reforms

Late last year, the government announced that a range of documents and consultations on future tax policies would be released after the Budget. Dubbed “tax day”, these announcements came later

Here is a great way for first-time buyers to get onto the property ladder

An innovative new mortgage scheme is designed to help first-time buyers get onto the property ladder. Find out how it works and how you could benefit

Should homeowners, not buyers, pay property taxes? Here’s what reform could look like

As first-time buyers continue to struggle to get onto the property ladder, is it time for a “Proportional Property Tax” levied on am owner, not a buyer?

Budget 2021 – The winners and losers

A year ago, Rishi Sunak delivered his first Budget just as the pandemic began to take hold. While his £30 billion package sounded significant, it’s a sum that has paled

Your 2021 Budget summary

On Wednesday 3 March, Rishi Sunak delivered his second Budget as chancellor. The Budget outlines the state of the economy and the government’s spending plans. The World Health Organization declared

Self-employed? 5 practical tips for getting a mortgage in a Covid-19 world

As lenders tighten their criteria for self-employed borrowers, here are five useful tips for getting a mortgage in 2021 if you work for yourself

Stamp Duty and Council Tax on the agenda as Rishi Sunak urged to reform property taxes

With the Stamp Duty holiday set to end and Council Tax rises about to take effect, read about why the chancellor has been urged to reform property taxes

The simple, free way we can help you to improve your employee financial wellbeing

Providing wellbeing services to staff is increasingly important. Find out how we can improve the financial wellbeing of your team – and it won’t cost a thing