When there’s a will… there’s an executor.

We often find that initially, executors feel confident in administering a will themselves. Below, are some of the key duties that you, as the executor, need to undertake, if you do decide that doing it yourself is for you. Your role as an executor of the will. Register the death. First of all, register the [...]

2019-12-11T11:07:35+00:00 December 2nd, 2019|News|

Investing in Stocks and Shares? What to consider?

With savings rates being at a historical low for some time, you may be looking at different ways of protecting your hard-earned money from inflation. Investing is a more adventurous approach with your savings that might now be worth considering. Purchasing stocks and shares is one way to do this. Stocks and share purchase is [...]

2019-10-15T16:30:32+01:00 October 31st, 2019|News|

Should you be remortgaging to a better deal?

This is what you need to know about remortgaging and why you should review your mortgage regularly. When your existing fixed-rate or discount mortgage rate comes to an end you should review your options. This may be changing to a new deal with your existing lender or moving your existing mortgage to another lender to [...]

2019-10-15T16:50:02+01:00 October 28th, 2019|News|

Congratulations to Sam Williams on passing his exam.

Congratulations to Sam on his exam success. Congratulations to Sam Williams on completing his final paraplanning exam (J09). Combined with previous exams passed he has now gained the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) Level 4, "Certificate in Paraplanning". The final paper comprised of three pieces of coursework based on a case study covering all areas of [...]

2019-10-17T10:03:46+01:00 October 17th, 2019|News|

Wellingborough Choir, “Dementia Sings Out” visit.

By Andie Derry, Client Support at Anstee & Co. Kettering Jane and I visited the "Dementia Sings Out" choir, based in Wellingborough, to see what goes on and what the members get up to every Thursday. When the choir was singing and dancing to songs such as ‘Stand by Me’ and ‘Higher and Higher’ you [...]

2019-08-15T17:03:52+01:00 August 15th, 2019|Community, News|

Investment Fraud. What to look out for.

We are being attacked from every direction by fraudsters, including, investment scams. Below are details of how to protect yourself from investment fraud. Stopping Investment Fraud First of all, according to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) of which Anstee & Co are registered, victims of investment fraud lost on average £29,000 last year (2018). One [...]

2019-07-25T13:22:56+01:00 August 1st, 2019|News|

Mortgage criteria: How much can I borrow?

The first question our mortgage advisers are usually asked is "How much can I borrow”? In the past, mortgage lenders based the amount you could borrow mainly on a multiple of your income. This was often referred to as the loan-to-income ratio. Mortgage criteria have now changed. This worked by looking at your salary and [...]

2019-07-01T16:43:39+01:00 July 15th, 2019|News|

Equity release rates continue to tumble.

Recent figures from data analyst Moneyfacts, show that equity release rates are falling. For the first time in more than a decade, equity release rates have dropped to an average below 5%. Most lenders now charge an interest rate of 4.99% for releasing funds from your home. This is down from 5.1% from just a [...]

2019-06-21T09:16:56+01:00 July 8th, 2019|News|