16th March 2023
Spring Budget 2023 – Key Announcements
Jeremy Hunt, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, delivered his Budget on Wednesday 15th March 2023, in which he unveiled big changes to pensions and childcare… Read More
15th December 2022
Stamp Duty – what’s the latest?
Amidst the whirlwind of government announcements, re-announcements, interest rate dramas, Christmas mania, and the cost of living crisis, you’d be forgiven for not being able… Read More
18th November 2022
Why are fixed rates falling while the base rate is rising?
Although we are seeing the Bank of England base rate rise, that does not necessarily mean that mortgage rates will too. To help clarify things,… Read More
27th October 2022
How can I reduce my mortgage payments?
Due to the recent financial turbulence, a lot of us are feeling the pinch with the cost of living rising and now with the a… Read More
20th October 2022
What are Gilts?
The recent Mini Budget, a £45 billion tax cutting package, paid for by increased public borrowing, led to panic among many investors and a run… Read More
13th October 2022
How do rising interest rates impact homeowners and first-time buyers?
Since the financial crisis of 2008, the Bank of England has kept its base rate low, meaning that borrowing has been cheap for banks, and… Read More
6th October 2022
How does the falling pound affect me?
The pound went into freefall after Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng’s Mini Budget, with news of a raft of tax cuts at a time of soaring inflation… Read More
27th September 2022
Why is inflation making my life insurance more expensive?
As rises in the cost of living continue to squeeze our finances, some insurance policyholders have noticed their monthly premiums have also hiked. We explore… Read More
23rd September 2022
Autumn Mini Budget – Key Announcements
Kwasi Kwarteng, the new Chancellor of the Exchequer, has delivered a mini Budget, dubbed The Growth Plan, in which he promises “a new approach for… Read More
5th August 2022
Bank of England scraps mortgage affordability test
These exciting headlines have been filling our newsfeeds the last few days, but what does this change actually mean for new borrowers? Surely lenders won’t… Read More