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Home purchases see highest February since 2007

17th April 2018 Homeowner purchases reached an impressive 50,000 this February, marking the highest level recorded for that month since 2007. UK Finance’s mortgage statistics also show that February saw a welcome uplift in activity compared to a year previously. Read More...

Survival underestimation may impact annuity uptake

16th April 2018 New research shows that people in their 50s are underestimating their chances of surviving to the age of 75+. With the increased flexibility offered by the pension freedoms, this means that people could end up lacking funds in later life. Read More...

Mortgage Freedom Day has come early

16th April 2018 Today is Mortgage Freedom Day, the day on which the average Brit has earned enough to pay off the annual cost of their mortgage. Homeowners will be happy to hear that it has come three days earlier than last year. Read More...

Highest fixed savings rates in almost two years

16th April 2018 While many may be reluctant to get a fixed rate deal, with rumours of a base rate rise still going strong, the Savings Treasury Report shows that all fixed rate averages have risen to their highest point in almost two years. Read More...

Brits dodge insurance claims on Friday 13th

13th April 2018 Whether you are minding every black cat or it’s just another last day of the working week, today is Friday 13th. However you feel about it, you may be surprised to find that Brits, on average, treat this date with caution when it comes to claims. Read More...

Those retiring spend £4,300 per year on family

13th April 2018 31% of those planning to retire this year are supporting their family with around £4,300 a year, new research from Prudential has revealed. Naturally this is putting pressure on their own retirement, which could have negative effects in the long run. Read More...

Disposable income down for first time in six years

12th April 2018 Households had less to spend in 2017 compared to 2016, the latest figures from ONS reveal, as disposable cash income fell for the first time since 2011. Compared to 2016’s increase of 0.2%, real household disposable income fell by 0.1% last year. Read More...

Higher-LTV mortgage rates still decreasing

12th April 2018 Despite mortgage rates seeing a rise as the base rate is expected to increase next month, the Bank of England’s Credit Conditions Review shows that it’s not all doom and gloom for borrowers. Higher loan-to-value mortgage rates are still going down. Read More...

Equity release misconceptions are common barrier

12th April 2018 Equity release is a strange concept. You ‘mortgage’ or ‘sell’ your house, and then you just seem to get money without having to do anything else. Because it’s so strange, people may be reluctant to try it, but this may be based on misconceptions. Read More...

6 of the best easy access savings accounts

11th April 2018 Easy-access savings accounts are as simple as they sound – they allow you to access your money whenever you need it, without having to give advance notice, and they also allow you to pay into them at any time. Here are six of the best. Read More...


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