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08 Jun 2018
Fool Britannia
There’s a World Cup. England are in it and, those not of Celtic heritage, are getting in a tizzy of anticipation and excitement. As we all know, this leads to anti-climax and, what hyperbolically is called, ‘hurt’ after a “heroic” defeat.
06 Jun 2018
Mortgages and mental health – time to act
A quarter of us will experience a mental health issue at some time in our lives.
15 May 2018
Give the young £10,000 and fix society
There is, we are told, a divide; a desperate unfairness in society which if left unrepaired will make the young practically homeless, debt ravaged and “increasingly angry”.
22 Mar 2018
All this finger-pointing isn’t helping the first-time buyer
Announcing well-overdue planning reforms in England this week the Prime Minister acknowledged that young people were ‘angry’ about not being able to buy a home and were ‘right’ to be so.
24 Nov 2017
There’s more to do Mr Chancellor
Most Budget speeches can give anyone a cold – to which Mr Hammond alluded as he reached for the cough sweets.
06 Jun 2017
Stamp out Stamp Duty unfairness!
Right now there is a unique chance to get a great unfairness exposed on the national political agenda.
Tags: Mortgage
01 Jun 2017
Don’t let debt get you down
According to recent publications from the Bank of England over the past year or so, outstanding consumer credit is reaching highs that bring to mind spending levels with borrowed money last seen prior to the 2008 recession. Driven in part by the rising popularity of car finance schemes, it’s also come with a spike in declared insolvencies, in particular, Individual Voluntary Arrangements (IVAs). They may seem like a not too unattractive way to clear the majority of your debt without declaring actual bankruptcy, but can actually cause more difficulties in the long run.
25 May 2017
Bank of Mum and Dad becomes top ten lender
Empty-nesters will be putting their hands in their pockets to the tune of £6.5bn a year to help their adult fledglings flee the nest.
22 May 2017
Keep calm and get a mortgage
No-one knows better than us how hard the plight of the first time buyer is in this day and age. It is our business, after all, and we know exactly how stressful it can be.
18 May 2017
Retirement is for old people
When HRH Prince Philip says he is retiring at the mere age of 95, then perhaps we should all start thinking about it.
Tags: Mortgage
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