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Take cover with mortgage protection

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 | Article

The credit crunch continues to bite and redundancies and repossessions are on the rise, meaning more of us are feeling pain on the financial front. The statistics certainly make harrowing reading.

Is buy-to-let dead?

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 | Article

Buy-to-let is a vital component of the UK housing market, not only because landlords supply non-homeowners with places to live but also because they keep property transactions going.

Could you be an Olympic winner?

Wednesday, 24 August 2011 | Article

Now that the 2008 Beijing Olympics are behind us, all eyes are now focused on London 2012 and canny investors may find some interesting opportunities for profits in the build-up to the Games.

Reforming stamp duty: what are the options?

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 | Article

Chancellor Alistair Darling is believed to be looking at a number of measures to restore confidence in the UK’s stalling property market, including reforming the payment of stamp duty.

Should I sell my endowment?

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 | Article

I signed up for a 25-year endowment policy in 1989. I have never drawn on this for my mortgage and have instead kept it on as a savings policy.

Where next for first-time buyers?

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 | Article

2008 is certainly shaping up to be an interesting year for first-time buyers. On one hand, the credit crunch seems to be offering some kind of a reprieve for first-time buyers as the price of a home starts to head south.

Check your council tax valuation

Tuesday, 12 March 2019 | News

Households in the wrong council tax band could be due thousands of pounds of refunds for overpayments.

Cashing in on your home

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 | Article

Amid a credit crunch, a stagnant property market and tightening lending criteria, one area of financial services continues to thrive - equity release.

How to buy your dream place in the sun

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 | Article

Owning a holiday home in the sun used to be seen as a luxury reserved for the rich. But more than 800,000 Brits now own a foreign property according to Mintel.

Profit from student property

Monday, 27 September 2010 | Article

If there's one regret I share with my parents about my time at university in Sheffield, it's not buying a house.