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Friday, 19 December 2014

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Money Matters advice from the experts

Don’t fall foul of card costs on your travels

In the UK, we are generally accustomed to using our ‘plastic’ without charge, however, overseas card transactions often carry a cost.

Last updated 14 March 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Will pension allowance reductions affect you?

During my time working in the financial services industry I have come to accept changes in pensions legislation as part of the norm.

Last updated 14 March 2014
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Peace of mind over mortgage applications

On introducing me as the new property finance consultant at Armstrong Watson, a member of staff started to explain how much trouble they had securing a mortgage for the new property they had recently bought.

Last updated 10 March 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

It’s worth looking to see what’s on offer

When you come to the end of the special deal period on your mortgage, it’s worthwhile looking to the market to see what else is currently on offer.

Last updated 10 March 2014
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It’s so important to go with the flow

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

Last updated 28 February 2014
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Sound advice when it comes to annuities

Within the last six months we have seen an increasing disquiet over the state of the annuity market.

Last updated 28 February 2014
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Making an inventory so vital for landlords

Landlords should not underestimate the importance of producing a detailed inventory and schedule of condition at the start of a tenancy, whether the property is furnished or unfurnished.

Last updated 21 February 2014
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Capital idea that will benefit happy couples

It’s only a week since Valentine’s Day and I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to balance out my recent article on divorce with a look at how tax works in marriage and civil partnerships.

Last updated 21 February 2014
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It pays to get right advice on finances

It’s that time of year again when many people are planning their summer holidays.

Last updated 14 February 2014
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Fancy the challenge of running a B&B?

As life expectancy increases and the age at which we can expect to retire rises, many people are now considering a change of career in mid-life.

Last updated 14 February 2014
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Insurance claims? It’s all in the date

If you’ve ever wondered what people claim for on their insurance, Aviva, the Cumberland’s home insurance partner, has had a look at 10 years’ worth of claims data to reveal the key times of the year when people should take extra care in their homes and cars.

Last updated 7 February 2014
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Buy-to-let will mean filling in tax return

It seems as if the property market is moving upwards again. With mortgage rates still historically quite low, we can expect to see the buy to let being a popular investment once again.

Last updated 7 February 2014
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Playing your cards right when abroad

In the UK, we are generally accustomed to using our “plastic” without charge. However, overseas card transactions often carry a cost.

Last updated 3 February 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Action plan time for your family business

For the last five years many businesses have just concentrated on survival. Without the prospect of an increase in turnover, costs have been cut to the bone, and staff members have not been replaced when someone leaves.

Last updated 3 February 2014
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Crucial questions on new mortgage choice

Buying a property is one of the biggest purchases you’re likely to make, and your mortgage will probably be your single biggest outgoing each month.

Last updated 24 January 2014
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Now is time to fix mortgage payments

Is your mortgage giving you best value? This question has never been more relevant than it is at present, with the current mortgage debate being: ‘To fix or not to fix, that is the question’.

Last updated 24 January 2014
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So what lies ahead for your finances in 2014?

After a momentous 2013 in the financial world what do we have to look forward to in 2014?

Last updated 17 January 2014
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It’s never too early to start saving up

When our children eventually fly out from beneath our wings, they are likely to start their independent lives with bills or student debt.

Last updated 17 January 2014
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Reducing the stress for first-time buyers

Buying your first property can appear a daunting experience but with the right help along the way it should not be as stressful as many would make it out to be.

Last updated 10 January 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Plumbers, doctors, now landlords beware

The majority of us pay our tax dues in accordance with the law. We might plan to reduce those liabilities if we can but only within the opportunities permitted by the Taxes Acts.

Last updated 10 January 2014
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