November 9, 2018

Up across the country

The Office for National Statistics has released the latest data on its UK House Price Index (HPI) tracing house price inflation, the rate at which the prices of residential properties purchased in the UK rise and fall. The UK HPI, introduced in June 2016, includes all residential properties purchased for […]
July 20, 2018

Positive Headlines

According the latest research from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the UK housing market saw a stable trend in new instructions in May, with the headline indicator turning positive for the first time in more than two years (27 months). However, although the numbers of houses coming on […]
July 10, 2018

Helping Drive the Economy

Research from Santander reveals the drivers behind today’s “pocket money economy” and illustrates the ways in which the UK’s children are learning about earning money, paying taxes and receiving fines in their own homes. While 77 per cent of parents provide their children with a basic amount of pocket money, […]
July 3, 2018

Times they are a’changin

As the traditional 9-5 working day becomes less and less common, the times at which people want to go to the pub, grab a meal or work out at the gym are changing. A new report from Barclays shows that although over a quarter of hospitality and leisure businesses recognise […]
June 26, 2018

Supermarket Sweep

New research from Lloyds Bank has found that living near a local supermarket can push up your property’s value by £21,500 compared to homes in nearby areas without a supermarket chain. The report also reveals that having a premium brand on your doorstep means buyers typically need to pay top […]
June 19, 2018

Positive headlines

According the latest research from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the UK housing market saw a stable trend in new instructions in May, with the headline indicator turning positive for the first time in more than two years (27 months). However, although the numbers of houses coming on […]
May 22, 2018

Pays to be Savvy

63% of UK consumers have undertaken some form of ‘savvy spending’ since the start of 2018 according to the latest Lloyds Bank Spending Power Report. In the monthly Ipsos MORI survey of over 2,000 bank account holders in the UK, 47% have actively searched for vouchers and discount codes before […]
May 4, 2018

A five point plan

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has released a new report with a five point plan aimed at engaging consumers with their retirement options far earlier in their life than is currently the case. Three years on from the dawn of pension flexibility reforms, the ABI is stepping up efforts […]
April 27, 2018

Generation Rent – How can we help you?

Back in the late nineties it was fairly safe to assume that you would be stepping onto the housing ladder by the time you were in your mid-twenties. Jump forward 20 years and with cost of living rising, wages unfortunately not following suit and education fees increasing – this is […]
April 27, 2018

Self-Employed Mortgage with One Years Accounts

Whether you are a limited company director with one year’s accounts or a sole trader with one year’s tax return, speaking to a self-employed mortgage specialist is key in arranging the mortgage you need. Most lenders require a minimum self-employed period before they consider offering a mortgage (i.e. 2 – […]