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Now ‘ISA’ great time to save a nest egg

Individual savings accounts – or ISAs – were introduced more than a decade ago. They are intended to encourage more of us to save for the future by offering tax perks on the money we invest.

Last updated 9 April 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Help in dealing with your home buying complaints

When buying a home, it’s possible for disputes to arise from a variety of areas. Even if you’ve carefully planned all aspects of the purchase, problems may still occur involving an estate agent, solicitor or removal firm who you’ve dealt with.

Last updated 8 April 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

What you need to know about the new tax year

The new tax year started on Wednesday but unlike its civil calendar relation, which is celebrated with lavish fireworks and renewed optimism, it is likely that the tax new year will have slipped by unnoticed.

Last updated 8 April 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Chancellor Darling sets sights on high earners

If you’re a high earner – anyone who, according to the Government, earns more than £100,000 – then the Chancellor has you in his sights.

Last updated 2 April 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Build costs in from the start

Extending your home or converting a loft can be a cost effective way to considerably improve it, increase its value and avoid the disruption and costs from moving. So where do you start?

Last updated 2 April 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Check how you’ll be able to pay in the future

In September 2009, the 24 bank and building society members of the UK Domestic Cheque Card Guarantee Scheme announced that it will no longer be possible to guarantee a cheque after June 30 2011.

Last updated 26 March 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Maximise your tax allowances

With a General Election looming next year’s tax rules are clouded with uncertainty which makes the current tax year’s financial review even more significant.

Last updated 26 March 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Invest now in your children’s pensions

How would you like to be able to give your child or grandchild £1.8m towards their retirement?

Last updated 19 March 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Make the most of the web

Back in August last year, I was bold enough to declare that despite being a platform for both good and evil, the world wide web is an extraordinary creation, and probably the greatest of modern times.

Last updated 19 March 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

How to deal with the scourge of the late payers and debtors

Money photo It is unfortunate, but inevitable that when you run a business, at some point you will have to deal with late and non-payers.

Last updated 5 March 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Popular ISAs a must for savers

We’re approaching the end of the tax year and many of us will be thinking about our individual savings accounts – or ISAs, as they are usually known.

Last updated 5 March 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Time for a money spring clean before election

We are just a few weeks away from the end of the current tax year and it’s time for a financial review to make sure that all is in order.

Last updated 5 March 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Tax amnesty for medical professionals

Yet another tax disclosure scheme is being offered by the taxman – but this latest initiative is open only to medical professionals.

Last updated 26 February 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Business starts with a good idea

Britain officially emerged from recession in the last quarter of 2009, although the economy remains in something of a fragile state.

Last updated 19 February 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Hope for the best but plan for the worst

Planning for the future is one of those things a lot of people put off until tomorrow, or the next day.

Last updated 12 February 2010
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Time to take a tax advantage

The recession is over and all is now well with the economic world.

Last updated 12 February 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Is your SVR right for you?

Improvements in the mortgage market, combined with moves by some lenders to increase their standard variable rates (SVR), has prompted experts to say it may now be a good time to consider remortgaging.

Last updated 12 February 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Get help with debts now

armstrong52 Christmas festivities are well and truly over, but are you still suffering from a New Year financial hangover? If spending was higher than you had budgeted for, you may be worried about how you are going to pay the January credit card bills that you have received.

Last updated 5 February 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Run-down but still an opportunity

blencow2mw Buying a run-down property to renovate is an attractive option for home buyers who are motivated by the prospect of achieving a profit from the increase in its value after the improvement works are completed. This incentive is most attractive during an adverse property market when house prices are falling.

Last updated 5 February 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Coping with the loss of key staff

In April 2009, Legal & General conducted research among 1,000 members of the British Chamber of Commerce.

Last updated 29 January 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

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