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|

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|

More financial pressure for the “Sandwich Generation”.

 So who are the “Sandwich Generation”? The "Sandwich Generation" are the group of people who are feeling the financial strain of supporting their children, grandchildren and ageing parents. With young adults struggling to achieve financial independence and a population that is living longer the burdens and responsibilities of the over 55s are increasing. Recent research [...]

2019-05-15T09:28:57+00:00 May 23rd, 2019|News|

Exam success for apprentice Megan Leach.

"Congratulations" to Megan Congratulations to Megan Leach, our Apprentice Mortgage and Protection Administrator for passing her exam. Megan successful completed, “Principles of Administration” (Exam 319) part of her NVQ Level 3 business administration qualification. Additionally, she is supported in her training by the Kettering Office of "Starting Off". The multiple choice exam covered the following [...]

2019-05-23T11:15:19+00:00 May 20th, 2019|News|

Divorce – what about your finances? I can help.

By Tracey Foster, a Financial Designer at Anstee & Co. Divorce can be an extremely stressful time for individuals – I have witnessed how physically and emotionally draining the whole process can be. Is it any wonder when there are so many things to consider, some areas of the financial arrangements can be overlooked or [...]

2019-05-10T16:38:51+00:00 May 13th, 2019|News|

Virgin Money London Marathon success for Rachel.

On Sunday Rachel completed the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon. Running over 26 miles and raising over £3,000.00 for Deafblind UK. What this achievement means to Rachel. Rachel had these words of reflection after the Marathon. Rachel Efetha, Chartered Financial Planner said- “I have now completed the London Classics which is Ride London (100-mile bike [...]

2019-05-23T11:10:41+00:00 May 2nd, 2019|Community, 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|

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|

Equity release could change your life for the better

What is equity release? Equity release is designed for homeowners aged 55 and over to release money from the property they live in without having to make any regular repayments. There are two types of equity release- Lifetime Mortgages and Home Reversion plans. Both are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Using any of these [...]

2019-04-24T12:00:23+00:00 March 7th, 2019|News|