Do you want to be a “Silver Striver”? The dos and don’ts.

What is a silver striver I hear you ask? Is it a new superhero from Marvels Infinity Wars film? Well no, a silver striver is the new term being used by marketing types for people who are working past their retirement date. If this is something that you are considering out of choice or necessity [...]

2018-05-29T14:06:34+00:00 May 28th, 2018|News|

Equity release: Product features explained.

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. Others have some real benefits for you. The list below highlights some of the key terms used by the equity release companies. Check them [...]

2018-05-31T15:43:08+00:00 May 21st, 2018|News|

We help a local charity make a big splash!

Northamptonshire Telegraph Johnston Press Last year through our golf day we raised over a £1,000 for the charity Serve. SERVE the Northamptonshire based charity, were looking to raise money for a new purpose-built bathroom for people who are elderly or have disabilities. Their hard work paid off recently with the opening of this [...]

2019-05-10T15:22:11+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|Community, News|

Mortgage borrowing into retirement. Should you?

Over the last few years, mortgage lenders have become more amenable to older borrows who are moving into retirement. We have seen mortgage rates improve and there's now greater flexibility in the products available. Traditional mortgage lenders are now will to extend the borrowing term of the mortgage beyond state pension age. The requirement that [...]

2018-04-13T14:20:02+00:00 April 30th, 2018|News|

Protecting your family. A personal story.

By Rachel Efetha, Chartered Financial Planner based in Bedford. Last year I took part in the Prudential Ride London 100-mile bike ride and took the opportunity to raise money for Bowel Cancer UK.  The reason I chose this particular charity is because a friend of friends, Mark, who I had met from time to time [...]

2018-04-13T16:53:23+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|News|

Enterprise Investment Scheme. What are they & do you need one?

I am often asked about Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS). Often people are aware that they are a way of saving tax but are not sure if they are right for them. So here is a simple, straightforward guide. The Enterprise Investment Scheme is a tax- efficient investment that was introduced by the Government back in [...]

2018-04-05T17:20:04+00:00 April 19th, 2018|News|

Housing wealth could be the key to comfortable retirement.

Couple planning their retirement People retiring over the last twenty years, have on average, seen enormous rises in the value of their homes. Figures show that house prices have risen in England by 42% in the last twelve years alone. These figures highlight that your home could be an obvious asset to tap [...]

2018-04-23T09:49:48+00:00 April 16th, 2018|News|

Equity Release. The top 3 questions that are asked.

By John Cossons, Equity Release Adviser. When I first talk to clients about equity release they generally have three main concerns. 1.I don’t want to lose ownership of my house. Taking out a Lifetime Mortgage does not affect the ownership of your home. The property remains yours and the mortgage, plus any accrued interest, only [...]

2018-04-17T10:48:34+00:00 April 12th, 2018|News|