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Dementia and Lasting Power of Attorney

Dementia and Lasting Power of Attorney

September is World Alzheimer’s Month which raises awareness of those living with dementia. While practical care for those affected is important, it’s also crucial to ensure that a person with dementia has their paperwork in order. Lasting Power of Attorney should be...

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Living together when you’re older

Living together when you’re older

Many people over the age of 50 or 60 are leaving long-term relationships in pursuit of a fresh start and happiness with a new love. But what does that mean for your property needs? Here’s what you need to think about if you’re starting afresh with a new partner… Age...

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10 things to think about before relocating

10 things to think about before relocating

Had enough of where you currently live? Fancy a fresh start in a new location? It may sound glamorous, but make sure you choose wisely. Here’s our top tips on relocating… Maybe you want a fresh start or perhaps you like the idea of a complete change of scenery. Or you...

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Mortgage rates are hugely competitive

Mortgage rates are hugely competitive

There’s never been a better time to get a mortgage or move house where interest rates are concerned. Here’s what you need to know… If you’re thinking of getting on the property ladder or moving from your existing property, now is a good time to take out a new mortgage...

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Getting a mortgage after being furloughed

Getting a mortgage after being furloughed

Have you recently returned to work after being on furlough? If so, what does this mean for your chances of getting a mortgage? It is estimated that there are around 1.9 million people in the UK currently on furlough, which has gone down from 5.1 million in January....

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Green mortgages explained

Green mortgages explained

Green mortgages offer favourable rates or cashback for buyers of environmentally friendly homes. So how do you know if your prospective new property purchase fits the bill? Read our handy guide to green mortgages… A green mortgage offers either a favourable mortgage...

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10 facts about buy-to-let mortgages

10 facts about buy-to-let mortgages

Key things you need to know if you’re thinking of becoming a landlord. Thinking of buying a property to rent out? The buy-to-let market is currently healthy. According to the website, Buy Association, the average rent on a newly let property was 4.4 per cent higher in...

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Can you make the second stamp duty deadline?

Can you make the second stamp duty deadline?

The first phase of the stamp duty holiday has ended, but you will still pay less stamp duty if you complete on a purchase before the end of September. But is this possible with the property market being so busy? The first phase of the stamp duty holiday ended on 30...

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Six ways to take control of your pension

Six ways to take control of your pension

Worried about your pension? Get on top of your financial fears with these expert tips from pension and wealth expert John Boss from Aegis Financial Planning Tip 1: Find out where you stand It’s difficult to plan ahead if you...

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