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Personal finance advice

Buyers still in the driving seat

andy interirororor The downturn in the housing market caused by the economic downturn and tighter lending conditions together with the recent withdrawal of compulsory Home Information Packs has led to an increased supply of properties for sale and much fewer buyers, especially those who can immediately proceed with a purchase.

Last updated 17 August 2010
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Savers and investors need to take long term view

It continues to be a tough time for savers and investors with the base rate showing little sign of moving upwards.

Last updated 13 August 2010
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Give the gift of tax relief

inheritancetax138 In last week’s article I discussed the need for individuals to examine their estates and consider whether they need to plan for Inheritance Tax given the freeze on the nil rate band, currently £325,000.

Last updated 13 August 2010
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Personal choice in savings

piggybank68 If you are thinking about saving for a rainy day, there are a number of options available to you. Depending on what is important to you will determine which saving option you take. For example, how long you can tie your cash up for, how quickly you are likely to need access to it, and whether you pay tax.

Last updated 6 August 2010
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How to protect your assets from the taxman

George Osborne photo The election is long since over and the coalition, after the emergency Budget, has turned its attention to addressing the budget deficit.

Last updated 6 August 2010
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Protect yourself in business

office To most business owners it would be inconceivable to operate their business without proper insurance cover, against the risk of fire or flood for example.

Last updated 1 August 2010
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Ask crucial questions when picking a mortgage

Buying a property is one of the biggest purchases you’re likely to make, and your mortgage will probably be your single biggest outgoing each month.

Last updated 31 July 2010
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Landing a good deal

With increased land prices in much of the north of England, selling off a piece of land can provide a sometimes much needed capital boost to a farming business from the vendor’s point of view, and can throw up different challenges for the purchaser.

Last updated 25 July 2010
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Make your dream a reality

To many people not involved in the property industry, the thought of building your own house is daunting.

Last updated 25 July 2010
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We’re still living a traditional life

homemc111 Our political and economic lives may be uncertain, but when it comes to home life it’s good to know that some things are as traditional as they ever were.

Last updated 22 July 2010
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Avoiding Capital Gains Tax

LG money140710h With the increased Capital Gains Tax rate of 28 per cent, Capital Gains Tax planning should once again be at the forefront of our minds, particularly for those with second properties.

Last updated 22 July 2010
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Facing up to large liabilities

Many households are faced with the daily challenge of reducing expenditure in order to meet liabilities. But what would happen if a large or unexpected liability arose? Could you cope? What should you do?

Last updated 2 July 2010
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Competition in mortgages market

Mid-summer would traditionally be considered a prime time of the year to move home.

Last updated 2 July 2010
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Britain’s unavoidable Budget

This was, in the Chancellor’s words, an unavoidable Budget. It was a densely packed Budget in which nothing, he claimed, would be hidden in the small print or sneaked out in the press notices.

Last updated 25 June 2010
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Take that first step

forsale256 The last decade was not particularly kind to first-time buyers. Demand and competition for houses in the first half of the decade caused prices to rise at an alarming rate.

Last updated 25 June 2010
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Beat the fraudsters

According to fraud prevention service CIFAS, 27,000 British people fell victim to ID fraud between January and March this year. That’s more than one person every five minutes...

Last updated 22 June 2010
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Efficient use of tax energy

Windfarm Green is the direction we are all encouraged to take, and over recent years Government policies have been actively encouraging the business economy and individuals to invest in more efficient energy solutions.

Last updated 22 June 2010
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Prepare for every annuity

In my last article, I wrote about the options for saving towards your retirement.

Last updated 14 June 2010
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Enjoy your own company

 Electrician Richard Scurr watched by Paul Hendy and Johanna Johnstone STUART WALKER If you've ever thought about branching out on your own and setting up in business then David Wallace from the Cumberland Building Society has some tips for you.

Last updated 14 June 2010
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How long is your pension string?

Granny juggles When discussing retirement planning the question I get asked the most is “how much should I put into my pension?”

Last updated 7 June 2010
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