How much will it cost to buy your first house?

This guide will give you an indication of the major costs associated with buying your first house or flat in England. The processes and fees for Wales and Scotland are different. We will look at the cost of moving home, your deposit and solicitor fees. This guide will help you budget for these costs to [...]

2019-06-04T12:58:21+00:00 June 24th, 2019|News|

It’s official. Best Equity Release Adviser of the Year.

We have received Retirement Planners "Best Equity Release Adviser of the Year" award. Congratulations to our equity release advisers John Cossons and Darren Amos whom both submitted entries to this years, Retirement Planner Awards. Their applications helped Anstee & Co. to win the coveted award of “Best Equity Release Adviser of the Year” for 2019. [...]

2019-06-20T15:39:27+00:00 June 20th, 2019|News|

Pension. Should I rely just on the State Pension?

Many people perceive pensions to be overcomplicated. However, the basic principle is a simple one. First of all, it is worth understanding the benefits of saving into a pension scheme and not just relying on the State Pension. The State Pension will provide you with a foundation, but for most of us, it may not [...]

2019-05-31T09:25:35+00:00 June 17th, 2019|News|

Paraplanner Samantha Clarke is now “Chartered”.

Congratulations to Samantha. A massive, “Well Done”, to Paraplanner, Samantha Clarke for completing her Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), Level 6 qualification exam, in “Financial Planning Process”.  This was the last in a series of exams which means that she has now earned the title of "APFS, Chartered Financial Planner ". Caroline Anstee, Managing Director of [...]

2019-06-20T16:33:51+00:00 June 13th, 2019|News|

“Dementia Sings Out”! Wellingborough’s Dementia Choir.

This community choir was inspired by the recent BBC One television program, Our Dementia Choir with Vicky McClure. This two-part documentary highlights the challenges faced with having to live with dementia. The programme follows members of the choir and shows how singing can help. Dementia Sings Out, is supported by Wellingborough Community Gospel Choir under [...]

2019-06-07T13:22:33+00:00 June 10th, 2019|Community, News|

Equity release. Unlock the money in your home.

It is true that most people’s financial wealth in the UK is tied up in their property. Many retired people consider themselves to be “cash poor but property rich”. To help you release this money, equity release can be used in later life to supplement pension income or used to finance major items of expenditure. [...]

2019-05-21T11:19:46+00:00 June 6th, 2019|News|

Lasting Power of Attorney. A surge in popularity.

More and more people are looking for the protection given by a Lasting Power of Attorney. As the United Kingdom population gets older and the fear of family disputes increases, it has led to a rise in people handing over their financial affairs to friends or family members in case they should fall ill. Figures [...]

2019-05-17T11:57:09+00:00 June 3rd, 2019|News|

Home Care. Could Equity Release be the answer?

By John Cossons, Equity Release Adviser Home care is an attractive alternative to residential care and is often preferred by those who have a lower level of care needs and wish to remain in their own home. Home care is available at varying levels for differing care needs. Yet like any form of care, there [...]

2019-05-17T10:01:21+00:00 May 30th, 2019|News|

How to claim back tax on your pension pot withdrawals.

Since pension freedoms came into force in April 2015 more than £372 million has been reclaimed by more than 150,000 savers. The average amount being claimed for a refund was £2,000. How does this tax overpayment happen? When someone takes out a lump sum from their pension pot, only 25% is tax-free. The technical term [...]

2019-05-31T10:22:36+00:00 May 28th, 2019|News|