February 2018

Help to buy mortgages

Valuations vs Surveys

Conveyancing is an important part of the home buying process, and it’s important to note it’s required when both buying and selling a property.

So what should you consider when choosing a property solicitor to carry out your conveyancing? It’s important to use a qualified property solicitor who’ll be able to take care of a range of issues on your behalf, including:

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Family Cycle

The value of protection

The value of protection Buying a new home is possibly one of life’s biggest and most exciting events. It’s also a major financial commitment – one that could be with you for 25 years or more. Your ability to maintain your mortgage payments relies on a constant income, so how would you continue to make your mortgage repayments if your [...] Read more
Interest Rates

Interest Rate Rise

Interest Rate Rise In 2007 Bulgaria and Romania joined the European Union, Lewis Hamilton got his first drive in Formula 1 partnering with Fernando Alonso at McLaren, the final book in the Harry Potter series was published and England played their first match at the new Wembley Stadium. It was also the year in which the Bank of England last [...] Read more
critical-illness-insurance

Critical Illness cover can make a difference

Critical Illness cover can make a difference If you’ve ever turned down a recommendation of critical illness because you can't see the value of it, this real-life case study might make you think again. Peter Simpson is a successful commercial manager for a Berkshire-based firm. He’s married with three children aged 13, 11 and 9 and has a £297,000 mortgage. [...] Read more
Social

Could your status update affect your claim?

Could your status update affect your claim? Given the nature of social media and the millions of us who use it every day, you probably weren’t alone in posting pictures, videos and status updates showing off your recent Christmas presents and festive celebrations. But did you stop to think that posting information like this on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or Snapchat [...] Read more