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Friday, 31 October 2014

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Money Matters advice from the experts

The lowdown on overdrafts

dollarbills2611 All businesses need a degree of flexibility to succeed so it is best to be ready to adapt to changes.

Last updated 30 November 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Don’t have a taxing Christmas this year

pressies2611 As we hurtle towards another festive season many organised people are considering what they should buy for their nearest and dearest.

Last updated 30 November 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

A NEST egg for everyone

money19pension Over many years successive governments have tried, without significant success, to encourage individuals to take greater responsibility for their retirement.

Last updated 30 November 2010
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Take care using cash machines

Cash machines are an obvious target for fraudsters as, wherever there is cash, there is the potential for crime. The chances of cash machine fraud happening to you are thankfully very low and the industry is working hard to keep it this way.

Last updated 30 November 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Best bank available locally

handelsbanken2611 A Swedish-owned bank, with a branch in Carlisle, is Britain’s best bank for customer satisfaction, a survey has found.

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

The cost of family loans

People lend more than £2,000 to family and friends in their lifetimes, much of which will never be repaid, a survey has found. The average Briton will lend £2,250 in informal loans to people they know, according to research by More Than Legal Services.

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

Coalition’s pension contribution clarity

retirement555 I recently wrote about the new Government’s plans to limit tax relief for high earners. At the time of that article detail was a little thin on the ground, however, over the last few weeks the Coalition Government has provided more clarity.

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

A credit to the community

creditu1 Many of you will have heard of credit unions but not know exactly what such things are.

Last updated 12 November 2010
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Make an executor decision

mbwill2 Would you mind being my executor?” On the face of it this seems like a simple request and one which it would be rude to turn down.

Last updated 5 November 2010
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Building the future

renovation511 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.

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

Avoid the business sale traps

spreadsheet2210 There is a time in most businesses when the owner must look forward and make the difficult decision to either sell his or her business or pass it on to the next generation, if they’re involved.

Last updated 1 November 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Vote with your cash

coins2210 Despite the record levels of complaints recently announced by the Financial Ombudsman about banks and their services in the past year, an alarmingly high proportion of UK banking customers continue to remain loyal to their current bank.

Last updated 1 November 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Make your home your work

vacancies2910 A recent report by economists at PricewaterhouseCoopers has suggested that there could be significant job losses as a result of the public sector spending cuts.

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

Protect your family if the worst happens

teddybear0618 In an article earlier this year I wrote about the protection gap and how much it may cost to replace a parent in financial terms, but what is the best way to plug the protection gap?

Last updated 29 October 2010
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The sooner you start making financial decisions, the better

ptmortgagesfile D o you plan to retire in comfort? A new car, perhaps a few exotic holidays and generally spending your time doing the things you’ve always wanted to?

Last updated 19 October 2010
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Uncovering hidden costs

forsalesigns1510 If you’re planning to buy your first home there are a number of costs which many first-time buyers do not consider. As well as the deposit, you should also budget for the following costs before you find your dream home.

Last updated 16 October 2010
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Change that could leave you in good company

Businesses across the county will be looking long and hard at the tax changes introduced recently and with a wary eye on the future they will wonder what further tax increases the coalition will need to introduce as the country fights it way back from the recession.

Last updated 16 October 2010
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Keep your slice of the pie

slicepie2810 In a recent interview with Channel 4, Charles Bean, the Deputy Governor of the Bank of England, said that savers who find that the interest they earn from their cash is no longer enough to live on should “eat into their capital”.

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

Burning issues etc

bonfire810 Traditionally, autumn signals an increase in particular types of insurance claims. As cosy as this time of year can be, the longer nights and colder weather can result in misery for some of us.

Last updated 8 October 2010
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The saleable home top 10

habitat110 Research amongst estate agents has produced a list of the best ways to improve your home to help achieve a sale for it.

Last updated 1 October 2010
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