Personal finance

3 Reasons Why Some Women Don’t Invest and Why Men Take More Risks

It has been proven in numerous financial reports that in comparison to men, women make excellent savers, paying more into cash ISAs than their counterparts. However, less are committed to investing their well-earned disposable income which could generate long term financial gains and stability in later life. A study from YouGov Omnibus reveals over 52%…

Save Your Pennies with Online Banking

We all know that we should be saving money but how often are you putting something aside? Whether you want to build your rainy-day fund or save for a big spend like your dream holiday or luxury kitchen extension, putting money away regularly is key.However, saving can be a bit of a challenge, especially with…
Saving money when using your card abroad

Saving Money When Using Your Cards Abroad

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Many of us are finally starting to head abroad again for holidays and travel, and that means sorting out currency exchanges. While many of us these days have bank cards that work totally fine across the world, did you know that you might actually be overpaying? If you’re not sure what the foreign exchange (FX)…
Analysing the Pros and Cons of Premium Bonds

Analysing the Pros and Cons of Premium Bonds

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In recent months, there’s been renewed interest in Premium Bonds, with a number of people asking us whether they’re an effective strategy for saving money. As interest rates on conventional savings accounts remain relatively low, the desire to look elsewhere is understandable. But, it’s important to understand exactly what Premium Bonds are and how they…
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11 Innovative Money Hacks You Can Try Today

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In this article, we wanted to cover some quick hacks that you can put into action either immediately, or within just a few days. While they might not save you thousands, if you can tackle a few you could save yourself more money than you realise. When it comes to getting your finances in order,…
Russia and Ukraine: The Impact of the Conflict

Russia and Ukraine: The Impact of the Conflict

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There were a number of topics in discussion in the world of finance at the beginning of 2022; Would inflation reach its peak in the spring?Are interest rate hikes being made too quickly?If fuel price increases are just the result of costs being passed on to consumers, why are the profits up 14 fold for…
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Are High Net Worth Individuals More Likely To Be Scammed?

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A recent survey has found that a huge percentage of wealthy individuals in the UK have fallen victim of financial scams. The data demonstrated that high net worth individuals are likely to be at significant risk of being targeted for financial crime and cybercrime. It also highlighted the importance of financial advisers for those with…
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Analysing Inflation: How Long Will It Last?

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Inflation is a hot topic at the moment, and for good reason. The UK economy is in a difficult transition period, and there’s a lot of pressure on both the overall economy, and individual people’s wallets. It seems that every week there’s a news story about a different part of the economy becoming more expensive…
Market Commentary

Market Commentary: 28 January 2022

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There are a number of things that are happening around the world at the moment which are ultimately having an impact on investment portfolios. As we have all seen over the years, the markets are very sentiment driven and whilst there is uncertainty around, it is inevitable that we will see ups and downs in…
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Trends Suggest Use of “Bank of Mum and Dad” Is Back

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Is the so-called “Bank of Mum and Dad” on its way back? While many first-time buyers do receive some form of financial support from their parents, recent data suggests that this trend may be on the rise. Obviously, the pandemic had a huge impact on the housing market, causing fluctuations in house prices, essentially closing…
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