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Christmas time, mistletoe and crime...

Crindledyke photo Cooking, candles, presents and parties are all part and parcel of the festive season, but they also make it one of the riskiest times of the year in and around your home.

Last updated 21 December 2009
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Property – the long game

Commercial property has traditionally proven to be an investment opportunity, particularly for businesses buying their own premises and operating from them, potentially providing a solid base and longer term security for the company or partnership concerned.

Last updated 14 December 2009
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

It’s time that you made the switch

bankpic2711 According to a recent survey for Deloitte, one of the largest business advisory firms in the world, more than half of UK banking customers would only place their money in a bank or building society that has branches on their high street.

Last updated 11 December 2009
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Save on Xmas expenditure

There is still time to get your finances in some kind of order before the seasonal festivities kick in. Here’s 10 tips to help get through the Christmas season without going into the red.

Last updated 11 December 2009
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Tax-free saving is all wrapped up

tax22711 In our Money Matters articles we quite often write about tax and investment issues so this week I thought I would try and bring the two areas together and try to explain some of the different ways of investing in a tax efficient manner.

Last updated 8 December 2009
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Come next Wednesday, where will the Chancellor’s tax axe fall?

On Wednesday next week the attention of the political world will turn once again to tax and the public finances.

Last updated 8 December 2009
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Build on your big asset - your home

kitchen04lou With Christmas and New Year just around the corner you may already be planning to sell your home during 2010.

Last updated 8 December 2009
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Ethical? That’s up to the investor

NUCLEAR20LOU The recent announcement that the UK is to start construction of a new wave of nuclear power stations, with three likely to be built in Cumbria, has split opinion over the impact such plans will have on the environment.

Last updated 20 November 2009
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Nine nifty makeover tips

decking20lou Research among estate agents has produced a list of the best ways to improve your home to help achieve a sale for it.

Last updated 20 November 2009
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Make that B&B dream come true

Guesthouse photo Many dream of giving up their jobs, selling their home, and buying a guesthouse. It’s an idea that needs careful consideration and thorough research.

Last updated 13 November 2009
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

The tax man takes half

apple13lounew November is upon us and the anticipation of a Pre-Budget Report hovers in the tax world.

Last updated 13 November 2009
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Versatile mortgages, with perks

Offset mortgages are a simple and effective way to manage cash assets as well as property debt, and may result in lower mortgage payments, or repaying your mortgage several years earlier than with a conventional mortgage product.

Last updated 6 November 2009
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

As the sparks fly, watch out. There’s a thief about

Bonfire photo If you’re at a bonfire this weekend, you should be extra vigilant before leaving your house or car.

Last updated 6 November 2009
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Know your limits!

andy bdugetbox If you’ve ever asked yourself where all your money goes, or you always seem to have spent your salary before the next pay day, you need to consider budgeting.

Last updated 27 October 2009
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Step by step to an expanded home

loft16lou 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.

Last updated 16 October 2009
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

If the internet’s not for you, a deadline looms

internet16lou Many Happy Returns... yes, I am afraid that Tax Return time is approaching again. These days the familiar deadline of January 31 is not the only important date in the calendar.

Last updated 16 October 2009
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Buy now for Christmas!

firsttime09 Last September the Government temporarily removed the one per cent stamp duty payable on the purchase of properties with a sale price over £125,000 and up to £175,000.

Last updated 9 October 2009
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

ISA deal offers chance to rethink

isa09lou In his April 2009 budget the Chancellor introduced an increased Individual Savings Account (ISA) limit from April 6, 2010.

Last updated 9 October 2009
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Gain £700 a year with no pain

Phillip Ward Phillip Ward, of the Cumberland Building Society, sets out how you can take some small steps to get into the saving habit and reap significant rewards.

Last updated 5 October 2009
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

The day I died was the best day of my life...

Paul Dickson "Tell my friends and my kids and my wife that everything will be all right" These Lyrics inspired Paul Dickson, of Armstrong Watson, to think again about protecting the family in the worst case scenario.

Last updated 2 October 2009
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

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