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Historic Global Tax Agreement Reached by G7 Finance Ministers

On June 5, G7 finance ministers reached an historic global tax reform agreement, fulfilling the promise of chancellor Rishi Sunak to ensure the world’s biggest international businesses make an appropriate contribution. Key details of the agreement reached at the G7 summit: G7 Finance ministers strike seismic agreement on global tax reform that will mean the […] →Read more

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Record-High Mortgage Lending Activity Recorded in Q1

Mortgage lending activity attributed to home movers reached an all-time high during the first three months of this year, as homeowners across the UK set their sights on more spacious homes with private gardens. According to the latest figures published by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), movers accounted for 42% of total mortgage lending activity […] →Read more

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How to Achieve Financial Freedom Faster

Financial freedom is the long-term goal of most people. By definition, financial freedom refers to reaching a position where your combined investments, savings and on-hand cash are sufficient to fund your lifestyle indefinitely. The road to financial freedom is peppered with potholes and obstacles; the single most prevalent of all is unnecessary spending. It is […] →Read more

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House Prices in May Reach New Record Levels

The month of May has seen yet another hike in the average price of properties, reaching a record £261,743, according to Halifax’s latest house price index figures. This is the strongest level seen in almost 7 years with house price inflation rates rising by 9.5% over the last year. During May a significant increase on […] →Read more

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Is Now the Right Time to Consider Equity Release?

The UK’s real estate market has bounced back from its COVID-19 crash at a pace none could have predicted. Fuelled by the temporary stamp duty holiday and the collective desire of millions to upgrade to more spacious rural properties, average house prices recently hit a record high of £238,831. As a result, many people are […] →Read more

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Simple Steps to Reduce Debt, Starting Today

May brings Debt Awareness Week, during which struggling debtors across the UK are encouraged to take proactive steps to improve their financial circumstances. According to StepChange, the economic effects of the pandemic are likely to be felt by millions of households for many years to come. “This Debt Awareness Week, we are focusing on breaking […] →Read more

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More Than 110 5% Deposit Mortgages Back on the UK Market

Having been excluded from the market almost in its entirety last year, borrowers seeking affordable 5% deposit mortgages are once again being welcomed by a string of UK lenders. Motivated by a temporary government backed initiative, major banks including Lloyds, Santander, Barclays, HSBC and NatWest have reintroduced 95% LTV mortgages for the first time since […] →Read more