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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

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A guide through the lettings minefield

mbletting Letting your property can feel daunting with the complexities of government legislation and health and safety to consider, but a ‘good agent’ will ensure that the process is as stress free as possible. To safeguard your property, you need to choose a letting agent who understands your local market and who operates to the highest possible standards. Letting agents offer a range of services so you can choose the one that suits your budget and your circumstances.

Last updated 3 January 2014
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Have a happy Xmas popping the question

Christmas day is one of the most popular days of the year to get engaged. Once you’ve asked, or you’ve been asked (and presuming the answer was yes), the first few weeks in the New Year will be busy with the initial planning.

Last updated 20 December 2013
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Charity needn’t end with festive jumper horrors

On Friday it was Christmas Jumper Day (in support of Save the Children) and as I looked at the selection of jumpers on display around Armstrong Watson I thought that there must be better ways to support your favourite charity that don’t require you to wear a reindeer’s face with bells hanging off its antlers! Fortunately there are.

Last updated 20 December 2013
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The low rate days won’t last forever

I’ve just finished watching the last F1 race of 2013, the Brazilian Grand Prix, and to the surprise of nobody Sebastian Vettel won again.

Last updated 13 December 2013
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Fixed or variable - which will suit you?

If you are thinking of moving, the first thing you need to get to grips with is how you’re going to pay for your new house.

Last updated 13 December 2013
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More families are given bill for Inheritance Tax

andy lockedcash Inheritance Tax (IHT) is undoubtedly an unpopular tax. Of course, it is payable on death which is a difficult time and the amount of tax due is often very large.

Last updated 6 December 2013
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Use IT to keep your business in spotlight

One of the key trends in the UK serviced accommodation sector is the rapid expansion of budget hotels offering competitive rates for business and leisure travellers in a recessionary climate. What is making this possible?

Last updated 6 December 2013
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Savings rate same as mortgage? Go offset

The low interest rates over the last few years may have been good news for borrowers, but the same cannot be said for savers.

Last updated 29 November 2013
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Measure loan against best in the market

To most people, the world of mortgages has not really moved on greatly in recent years. The mortgage market has suffered from lenders leaving the market place, restricted funding streams and a general lack of product innovation.

Last updated 29 November 2013
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Fund manager leaves a poser for many investors

Recent big news in the investment fund market world is that the most influential fund manager of our time, Neil Woodford of Invesco Perpetual – where he heads up their equity team – will leave them to set up his own investment fund management business after April 2014.

Last updated 22 November 2013
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Top tips for tenants on security matters

Many responsibilities for the security of a property are divided between a landlord and tenant, and it is important that tenants know which elements they should look out for during a tenancy.

Last updated 22 November 2013
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Time to think about switch to fixed rate?

The Bank of England base rate has been at 0.5 per cent for over four years.

Last updated 15 November 2013
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Balancing risks and weighing up rewards

One of the keys to saving and investing is balance, namely balancing the risks you are comfortable with alongside the potential rewards. As a general rule, the higher the risk, the greater the potential rewards, but also the potential losses.

Last updated 15 November 2013
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New simple steps to switch your account

A new Current Account Switching Service was launched in September 2013, designed to make switching a current account from one provider to another simple, reliable and hassle-free. The new standardised Current Account Switch Service has reduced switching time to just seven working days and gives you the control over the date which your account will switch from your old bank to a new bank or building society. This is all protected by the Current Account Switch Guarantee which is backed by the industry.

Last updated 8 November 2013
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Reducing the burden of Inheritance Tax

Inheritance Tax is often thought of as a voluntary tax because there are many ways in which the tax can be mitigated by planning in advance, however, the problem with this is that none of us know when that fateful day will arrive when we shuffle off this mortal coil!

Last updated 8 November 2013
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Feel secure in market of risk and volatility

Multi-asset funds have become enormously popular in the past few years as an option for investors to get into the markets in a straightforward yet diversified manner.

Last updated 1 November 2013
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Tips to help you bed in with a guest house

Some people say that running a guest house can be a little like having a ‘new baby’ – lots of early mornings, plenty of laundry with a likely negative impact on your social life.

Last updated 1 November 2013
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Don’t leave it late to register tax returns

Most people in the UK are spared the hassle of having to complete a tax return. That is because the PAYE system which applies to salaries and wages gets roughly the right answer if the PAYE code number is correct.

Last updated 25 October 2013
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It certainly pays to run your own budget

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 25 December 2067
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