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Housing Market, Mortgages and Later Life Lending

Market Overview The housing market remains buoyant, driven largely by the Stamp Duty holiday due to be phased out by 1st October ‘21. The Pandemic has also created a lot of home movers who wanted to change their own living circumstances. House prices have been...

Women lagging behind in Financial Planning

Men undertake financial planning duties more than women, Money Management data shows. According to a survey conducted at least 43 per cent of advisers said it is generally men among married couples who take the lead in planning. As women statistically live longer than...

Taxation of pension income

Key points You can currently access your pension pot from age 55, at which point you can take up to 25% of your pension fund value as tax-free cash, either as a lump sum or regular income. The remainder of the funds left in your pension pot are then taxable as income...

Historic Rate Cut!

Historic Rate Cut! Good afternoon everyone, I hope you are all having a great week, The Bank of England has today cut the interest rate by 0.25% to a record and historic low of 0.25%. Most Banks, Building Societies and Lenders seem to have follows suit and cut their...

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Well what a week!!

Well what a week!! New Prime Minster Theresa May is announced: Bank of England HOLDS interest rates: Pound climbs as Hammond is named Chancellor and Bank sticks at 0.5% for now • New Chancellor ditches emergency budget - plans one a year as normal • Hammond favours...

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Votes are counted

Well, the Storms have subsided and the votes have been counted! Whichever way you voted yesterday in the Referendum, this mornings outcome may have come as a bit of a shock and we now have a degree of uncertainty ahead of us. However the UK will remain part of the EU...

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Referendum on EU

Referendum on EU Hi and welcome to my latest blog where I thought I would talk a bit about the forthcoming referendum on EU as this is such a current topic. I don’t know about you but here in Braintree, Essex we seem to be getting flyers and information on ‘BRITEX’...

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