Autumn Budget 2018…

Chancellor Philip Hammond was able to draw on a windfall from better-than-expected tax receipts to underpin his message that austerity was “finally coming to an end” in his Budget. Upgraded forecasts for government borrowing...

Funding care home costs with a care home ISA…

If you’re under 60, funding your future care might not be top of your agenda. Garden improvements, good restaurants and holidays probably rank slightly higher, as well as saving for your pension if you’ve...

What to consider before buying health insurance…

Taking out health insurance is a big financial commitment. However, private healthcare is an attractive option to some because it allows you increased choice, private hospitals, reduced waiting times and more personalised care compared...

The top 4 places to buy a home abroad in 2018…

It’s not difficult to see why Briton’s find buying a property abroad so attractive. High house prices, a temperamental climate and long working hours in the UK can make buying a property abroad seem...

VAT in ‘no deal’ Britain…

With just seven months to go, the prospect of a ‘no deal’ Brexit looks increasingly likely. Theresa May recently said that it ‘wouldn’t be the end of the world’ and the fact that HMRC...

The rise of ‘staycation’ buy-to-lets…

Since the Brexit vote, ‘staycations’ have become increasingly popular. This is unsurprising – for many people, going to the bureau de change has become an uncomfortable experience of seeing their hard-earned pounds transformed into...

Don’t forget your digital legacy…

When we think about what we leave behind when we die, the majority of us take an approach that gives little regard to the vast amount of digital assets we hold. We write wills,...

Interest rate rise: What does this mean?

The Bank of England has raised interest rates from 0.5% to 0.75%, only the second rise in a decade. Currently, interest rates stand at their highest since 2009 and reflect what the Bank of...

Where to holiday with a weak pound…

If you are heading abroad over the summer, chances are you will be traveling to an E.U. country. 63% of us hope to travel to Europe in the next 12 months, making it by...