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Money Matters advice from the experts

How to make your savings work for you

savings224 It continues to be a tough time for savers and investors with the base rate still sitting at its record low.

Last updated 26 April 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

New Shared Equity Scheme announced

With springtime upon us once again, we are moving into what has been the traditionally busy period for the property market and there are fairly optimistic expectations at least of an increased number of transactions.

Last updated 1 April 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Is faster, secure banking for you?

internetbanking14 On-line banking has become increasingly popular over recent years. Adding internet banking to your business current account means that you can access your accounts on-line, whenever and wherever it is convenient and secure for you to do so.

Last updated 1 April 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Guarantee cards are about to cheque out

sm cheque The cheque guarantee card scheme is due to end on June 30 this year.

Last updated 25 March 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Changes ahead on pensions

sm pension The new financial year, beginning on April 6, will see the introduction of some major changes to pension legislation.

Last updated 25 March 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Reaping the rewards of building your own home

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

Last updated 18 March 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Taxing times ahead with a new Budget

chancellor43 Spring is upon us and a tax specialist’s mind turns to …. the Budget. On March 23 George Osborne will present his second Budget and the contents will be eagerly awaited.

Last updated 18 March 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Beware card charges using plastic abroad

mbcredit Latest statistics from the UK Cards Association show that overseas card transactions by us Brits amounted to just under three per cent of all our card transactions in 2009, with 303 million separate purchases and cash withdrawals.

Last updated 11 March 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Holiday homes – taxing times

mbholidayee To say that owners of furnished holiday let properties have gone through a period of great uncertainty in respect of their tax position is something of an understatement.

Last updated 11 March 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Don’t let the Chancellor get his hands on your savings

The warmer days and lighter nights are returning which (usually) signals that winter is almost at its end.

Last updated 4 March 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

A time for family giving and sharing

maccallmagazine43 It seems a lifetime since the end of the calendar year but as we start March the end of the tax year (April 5) is just round the corner.

Last updated 4 March 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Homeowners, it’s time to take an interest

bankengland179 The Bank of England base rate has been at just 0.5 per cent for nearly two years now. This is the lowest it has been since records began and one of the longest periods without a change in modern times.

Last updated 25 February 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

ISA your money in order?

money109 As we approach the end of the financial year, now is a good opportunity to make sure your financial affairs are in order before the 2011/12 tax year.

Last updated 25 February 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Don’t be lax about the inheritance tax

Generic money shot It was Benjamin Franklin who famously said that nothing was certain except death and taxes.

Last updated 21 February 2011
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Handy tips to save you money

Many of us started 2011 with the intentions of getting fit, eating healthily, spending less and saving more.

Last updated 21 February 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Avoid care home cost traps

oldage1510 The cost of entering a care home is one of the most troubling for the older generation who have to grapple with an assessment which is aimed at determining whether they should pay towards the costs of their care.

Last updated 21 February 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

First-time buyers in a strong position

One of the key requirements for an improved housing market is the ability for first-time buyers to purchase properties, particularly from owner occupiers which can then subsequently allow the release of “chain” related sales to proceed to completion.

Last updated 21 February 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Make sure the cash flows

sm keswicktourist Effective management of cash flow is the key aspect of all business planning.

Last updated 4 February 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Be prepared: Advice is about to change

Retail Distribution Review (RDR) was instigated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) in 2006, with the objective of carrying out a complete review of how financial advice was delivered to the public.

Last updated 4 February 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Business close to the edge

finspread281 More than 371,200 Time to Pay arrangements have been granted to struggling businesses since November 2008, worth £6.8bn, but official figures show a rapid drop in the number of schemes approved in the last few months.

Last updated 30 January 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

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