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30Aug

The changing mortgage interest rate future

The changing mortgage interest rate future
Legal & General’s latest quarterly Mortgage Mood survey has revealed that 68% of homeowners surveyed fear a mortgage rate rise in the next 12 months, but the majority of that group (45%) believe that rates won’t increase by more than 1%. Looking forward two years, over half of the homeowners (52%) feel that rates still won’t increase by more than 2%, with only 12% predicting an increase of 3% over the next 24 months.

Posted in Financial Planning for individuals/families, Economy

06Aug

August Market Commentary

August Market Commentary
Where to start this month? Until July 16th it was an easy decision: the happy, smiling face of German Chancellor Angela Merkel as her boys lifted the World Cup with a 1-0 win over Argentina. A booming stock market, huge trade surplus – and a trophy from Sepp Blatter. What more could a country want?

Posted in Market commentary

30Aug

Saving a little bit more will go a long way

Saving a little bit more will go a long way
Many working age people in the UK could secure a financially comfortable retirement by making some small changes to their saving habits, according to new research published by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). 

Posted in Saving, Financial Planning for individuals/families

04Aug

Can we talk about our money, please?

Can we talk about our money, please?
It’s good to talk. But talking about money can be difficult, particularly as doing so has traditionally been taboo in this country. Despite many of us getting better at talking about other personal issues like relationships or our health, we still find money a tricky topic. In fact, research shows that only one in five UK adults has someone they feel they can confide in about money.