20 March 2024

House number 13 – unlucky or not? 

A recent study1 suggests that some Brits are superstitious, as homes numbered 13 are valued lower than the average property.  Over 10 million houses have been analysed, each with a door number between 1–100. It seems many homeowners would like to be number one, as the first house on the street is worth the most […]

13 March 2024

The financial pitfalls that primarily affect women 

Research1 has shone a spotlight on the financial challenges that prevent women from accumulating the same wealth as their male counterparts.  The report found that having children continues to have a disproportionately large impact on women’s finances, as do other life events such as the menopause.  The findings  Amongst the report’s findings were the following […]

13 March 2024

The sophisticated scammers targeting YOU 

According to a study from NatWest1, seven in 10 people have been targeted by scams over the last 12 months. Vulnerabilities brought on by cost-of-living challenges have likely contributed to the high numbers.  Sadly, 13% of people have fallen prey to such scams, which are growing in both number and sophistication – targeting young and […]

7 March 2024

Spring Budget 2024

On 6 March, Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt delivered his Spring Budget to the House of Commons declaring it was “a Budget for long-term growth.” The fiscal update included a number of new policy measures, such as a widely-anticipated reduction in National Insurance, abolition of the non-dom tax status and new savings products designed […]

5 March 2024

Living the retirement dream

Research1 has revealed that the ultimate retirement dream is actually very simple – financial security for the rest of your life.  This is according to a survey1, which questioned 2,000 respondents aged 50 and over on their aspirations for later life.  Hopes and dreams  Nearly all the respondents to the survey (94%) said that financial […]