Equity release might solve your retirement plans?

Figures from the Equity Release Council show that homeowners took out £824 million of property wealth between July to September 2017. This is over a forty per cent increase from the same time last year. Equity release is also referred to as lifetime mortgages. There are now over 121 life time mortgages on the market [...]

2018-02-21T15:50:27+00:00 November 27th, 2017|News|

Budget November 2017.The key points.

The key points to the November 2017 Budget. Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered his second Budget on 22nd November. Below is a summary of the key points from his speech:  Stamp Duty & Housing.  Stamp duty to be abolished immediately for first time buyers purchasing property worth up to £300,000. £44bn pledged to support building 300,000 [...]

2018-02-21T15:50:28+00:00 November 23rd, 2017|News|

A hole in one for local community charity, SERVE.

Our annual community golf day raised £1,148.50 for the East Northamptonshire based charity SERVE. Caroline Anstee, Managing Director of Anstee & Co presented a cheque to Jessica Slater, General Manager at SERVE. The money is going towards a specialist disability bathroom in Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire. The new bathroom will offer individuals living independently in their [...]

2018-02-21T15:50:28+00:00 November 23rd, 2017|News|

Should you transfer your final salary pension?

Recent figures show that nearly a quarter of a million people have moved their final-salary pension fund. The industry name for this type of fund is defined-benefits (DB). Many experts are warning that the trend is a time bomb because people risk poverty in later life. So far over £50 billion has been removed from financial [...]

2018-02-21T15:50:29+00:00 November 20th, 2017|News|

Retirement. Getting the best from retiring.

Moving into retirement can be the most exciting time of your life. It can also be daunting if you do not plan. Here are a few tips to help you plan to make the most of your pension finances. State pension. How much will you receive in retirement? Your state pension is based on your [...]

2018-08-22T16:40:34+00:00 November 16th, 2017|News|

Retirement. Planning to call in the builders?

A recent survey undertaken by Saga Home Insurance found that many United Kingdom residents, that had recently retired, were planning major home improvements. It’s natural that you would want to make improvements now that you will be spending more time in your home during your retirement. How long are you planning to stay put in retirement? [...]

2018-02-21T15:50:31+00:00 November 9th, 2017|News|

Welcome to Tracy Walsh who has joined the team.

Welcome to Tracy Walsh who has joined the support team at our Kettering office. Tracy will form part of the expanding Pensions and Investment team. Her role will be to provide administration support to our independent financial advisers. Also, she will liaise with our providers and clients.  Tracy has over ten years’ experience in various [...]

2018-02-21T15:50:31+00:00 November 6th, 2017|News|

Interest rate changes. How will this effect you?

With changes to the Bank of England base rate, these are the views from one market commentator on what might happen to interest rates. Following the Monetary Policy Committees (MPC’s) decision to raise interest rates yesterday the below comment is  from 7IM. Justin Urquhart Stewart, Co Founder and Head of Corporate Development, 7IM: “Today’s rate [...]

2018-02-21T15:50:32+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|Market, News|

Investing in Stocks and Shares? What to think about.

With savings rates at a historical low (although there is talk that they may rise slightly), you may be looking at different ways at protection your hard earned money. Investing is a more adventurous approach with you savings that might be the way forward? Purchasing stocks and shares is one way to do this. Stocks and share [...]

2018-02-21T15:50:38+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|News|