Rachel raises Deafblind awareness ahead of the Marathon.

Our Chartered Financial Planner, Rachel Efetha has recently completed a 5 km Parkrun in Bedford wearing a blindfold and ear defenders. The aim is to simulate being Deafblind and to raise awareness of the charity she’ is running the London Marathon for. Rachel Efetha, Chartered Financial Planner said- “I’m running the London Marathon for the [...]

2019-04-18T09:24:05+00:00 April 18th, 2019|News|

Paying too much tax on your pension?

Many financial planners fear that people are paying more tax than they need to because they do not fully understand the rules around withdrawing money from their pension. When the pension freedoms act came into force back in 2015, one of the key changes was that you could take an income from your pension pot, [...]

2019-04-12T15:54:29+00:00 April 15th, 2019|News|

Would you like a Dementia Friends Information Session?

By Rachel Efetha, Chartered Financial Planner. Yesterday morning I was pleased to present a Dementia Friends Information Session to the BRI Networking Breakfast in Northampton. The Information Session helps to explain what dementia is and encourages the audience to take action after participating, from something as simple as wearing their Forget-Me-Not Dementia Friend badge to [...]

2019-04-08T10:59:54+00:00 April 8th, 2019|News|

Should you cash in investments before Brexit?

By Anna-Louise Dearden, Editor of Muddy Stilettos, Northamptonshire. Whether it's a short or long term financial goal, saving is often a key part, but do we need to think about our cash before Brexit? Yep, Brexit. Yawn. We're all tired of hearing of it but, with the "big day" looming, there are still some personal [...]

2019-03-30T14:53:17+00:00 April 2nd, 2019|News|

Lasting Power of Attorney: Will it give you peace of mind?

In this article, we will look at what a Lasting Power of Attorney is, what it does and why you should be considering drawing one up. So what is a Lasting Power of Attorney? A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA), are legal documents that can be used to help you safeguard your financial future. A [...]

2019-03-20T15:37:49+00:00 March 28th, 2019|News|

Raj completes the London Landmarks Half Marathon

Congratulations to our lead paraplanner Raj Chettra who completed the London Landmarks Half Marathon. The event took place on Sunday the 24th March 2019 with over 13,000 runners and is the only half marathon to go through both the City of London and City of Westminster. Raj completed the marathon in a respectable 2 hours [...]

2019-03-25T14:39:27+00:00 March 25th, 2019|News|

NatWest Local Hero Mortgage Awards Night.

By Jane Lumley-Walker, Office Manager. As you may be aware Anstee & Co entered into the “NatWest Local Hero Mortgage Awards”. The awards are to recognise the charity and community work carried out by the companies that work with NatWest. We put forward details of the charity work we have done, fundraising for various charities [...]

2019-03-20T14:23:59+00:00 March 21st, 2019|News|

Thinking about flying off to RIOs?

Could RIOs be a solution for borrowing into retirement? The number of mortgage companies offering “Retirement Interest Only mortgages” (RIOs) seems to be increasing month by month. Figures from the financial researchers “Moneyfacts” show that there were only five providers in July last year, but now we are up to thirty-eight. This trend is expected [...]

2019-02-27T12:22:40+00:00 March 18th, 2019|News|

Divorce: Why you need a Financial Adviser to help you?

By Rachel Efetha, Chartered Financial Planner. Anyone of a certain age will never forget that Christmas Day in 1986 where Den handed Angie divorce papers.  For a bit of nostalgia, you can watch it here. 13 years later, in 2018, 13 people filed online for a divorce on Christmas Day itself.  Then, the many people [...]

2019-02-20T10:13:37+00:00 March 11th, 2019|News|

Residence Nil Rate Band. What is it?

Residence Nil Rate Band (RNRB) is an allowance for people who pass on their property to their children, grandchildren or using the legal term “lineal descendants”. It’s an allowance that can be used to reduce your Inheritance Tax (IHT) burden. At the moment the RNRB allowance stands at £125,000 per person increasing by £25,000 each [...]

2019-02-18T13:07:08+00:00 March 4th, 2019|News|