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What Homebuyers Regret.

What Homebuyers Regret.

Although most people are happy that they made their move, some buyers admit to having made the wrong choice. Regrets include being too far from friends and family, compromising on location, finding the neighbours a problem, choosing the wrong-sized property and...

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Holiday Lets – An Alternative to Buy-To-Let?

Holiday Lets – An Alternative to Buy-To-Let?

The recent regulatory and tax changes are encouraging landlords to look instead at furnished holiday lets. HMRC views holiday homes as businesses and they are exempt from the mortgage tax-relief changes faced by buy-to-let landlords. According to Second Estates, an...

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When Will You Retire?

When Will You Retire?

New research4 has shown that one in 10 workers expects never to be able to afford to stop work and believe they will have to keep on well into their retirement years.

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Unrated Policy Warning

Unrated Policy Warning

People often buy unrated policies from comparison sites as they can seem a cheap option, but the Financial Conduct Authority warns that consumers buying unrated insurance policies could be at risk. Four unrated insurers have gone into administration in the last 18...

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Pensions – Don’t Leave Money To The Wrong Person.

Pensions – Don’t Leave Money To The Wrong Person.

A pension nomination form allows pension plan holders to give instructions as to who should receive their pension on death. But if it isn’t updated when circumstances change, there’s a risk that the pension could pass to the wrong person, for example an ex-partner.

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