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Challenges of a later life divorce. We can help you.

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, [...]

2021-02-25T11:54:50+00:00February 25th, 2021|News|

Interest only mortgage? We may be able to help.

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 [...]

2021-02-25T11:17:20+00:00February 25th, 2021|News|

Retirement could happen sooner than you think.

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 [...]

2021-02-25T11:08:49+00:00February 25th, 2021|News|

How financial planning could keep you out of jail?

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 [...]

2021-02-18T16:56:10+00:00February 19th, 2021|News|

Do not put off making a will. Protect your loved ones.

Recent figures show that almost two-thirds of the United Kingdom population have not made a will. So, why is this? Firstly, what is a will and what will it do for you. A will is a legal document that sets out your wishes regarding the distribution of your estate and the care of any children. [...]

2021-01-20T17:00:51+00:00January 21st, 2021|News|

Later-life funding for long-term care.

With an ageing population, more people than ever are looking for ways to pay for later-life care. In this article, we will look at the options available and how we can help you with financial planning at what often is a difficult time. If you are not eligible for State funding you are referred to as “self-funded”. [...]

2021-01-18T17:01:19+00:00January 18th, 2021|News|

Finding ‘The One’ in later life may prove expensive?

Getting remarried in later life can impact your financial plans. By contrast, younger people are now less likely to marry, while marriage rates for men over the age of 60 and women over the age of 50 are increasing. These figures show that people are also choosing to cohabit either as a forerunner to marriage [...]

2020-10-29T12:20:55+00:00October 29th, 2020|News|

Key features of Equity Release explained.

First of all, many people who are looking at equity release often get confused about some of the product features on offer. Some would appear at first sight to be just a marketing ploy while others have some real benefits for you. The details below highlight some of the key terms used by the equity [...]

2020-10-29T14:16:24+00:00October 28th, 2020|News|

Financial planning? Do I really need it?

By Rachel Efetha, Chartered Financial Planner At our recent company meeting, Managing Director, Caroline Anstee, asked us all, what we do.  Some of the responses from the financial planning team were:- We make peoples goals and aspirations come true Give peace of mind and financial security Act as a counsellor Change peoples lives Sort out [...]

2020-10-29T17:04:51+00:00October 27th, 2020|News|

Lasting power of attorney. Do you need one?

A lasting power of attorney should be part of your financial planning in the later years of your life. A will enables you to set out your plans after death, but a lasting power of attorney (LPA) will ensure that your wishes are carried out during your lifetime. What is a lasting power of attorney? [...]

2020-09-23T16:45:59+01:00September 24th, 2020|News|