Divorce for those over the age of 55 is on the rise. Often referred to as “silver separators”, later life divorce can present many financial challenges. Running two homes can potentially be more costly than running one large house. With two properties there is also two sets of everything to pay for, including household bills, [...]
If you are self-employed and looking to renew or take out a new mortgage then follow these eight top tips to ensure that you get the best mortgage for you. First of all, it’s important if you are looking to get the best deal that you start planning well before you need the mortgage. The [...]
Do you feel that you are locked into an interest only mortgage deal that you cannot get out of? To help you with this mortgage companies are coming up with some creative solutions. Furthermore, as we are independent mortgage brokers, we can look at all the financial solutions available to you. However, for many, equity [...]
If you are dreaming of retirement, spending some time getting your financial affairs in order is a good idea. This will help you to realise if you can afford to retire and with a standard of living that you are used to, or if making a few financial sacrifices will help you achieve your end [...]
Successive Chancellors of the Exchequer have taken increasingly strong measures to increase their tax revenue by preventing tax evasion and avoidance. With the pressure on the government's finances during the pandemic, it is unlikely that the present Chancellor will not be any different. Financial planning has never been more relevant. Her Majesty Revenue and Customs [...]
By John Cossons, Mortgage Adviser at Anstee & Co. I have recently been talking to clients who have an existing interest-only mortgage on their property. This is now due to be repaid and they would like to consider how to raise the money now that they have retired. The options are that they take out [...]
It's Pancake Day! Unfortunately, no pancakes in the office this year but fingers crosses for next. Pancake Day is also known as Shrove Tuesday!