Guide: Leaving an inheritance vs gifting during your lifetime

Have you thought about how you’ll pass wealth on to those who are important to you? Traditionally, this has been done through inheritance, but it’s becoming more common to gift

Guide: The guide to later-life planning and care

When you think about your future, how far ahead do you plan? Perhaps you’ve thought about what your life will look like in 10 years, but have you considered your

56% of self-employed say mortgage lenders aren’t doing enough to help – why you need to speak to an expert

Earlier this year, we looked at how it can be tough to get a self-employed mortgage without the right advice, and how the pandemic was affecting borrowers who work for

£29 billion of mortgage deals coming to an end this October – why now’s the time to switch and save

If your mortgage deal is coming to an end in the next few months, you’re not alone. According to new data, £29 billion of mortgage deals are coming to an

As mortgage rates fall below 1%, why now is the perfect time to save money

Back in March 2020, the Bank of England reduced interest rates to their lowest level in history. While this may have been bad news for savers, it’s had a positive

Need a foreign national mortgage? Download our comprehensive free guide

According to the most recent figures, more than 6 million foreign nationals live in the UK, including 3.7 million from the European Union. Whatever the reason for arriving in the

Guide: 10 simple but effective ways to create a better you

Search the internet and you’ll find a myriad of self-help sites aimed at helping you to improve your life and get the most out of it. Our latest guide explores

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