Is the bank of Mum and Dad ‘feeling the pinch’?

‘The bank of Mum and Dad’ will lend enough money to the next generation of UK homeowners in 2018 to make it the equivalent of a top 10 Mortgage Lender. With £5.7bn expected to be handed over this year to help family members get a foot on the property ladder, you could be excused for…

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Which factors contribute to poor economic growth?

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has announced that GDP economic growth is down to 0.1% from last quarter’s 0.4%. This means that the first quarter of 2018 saw the UK economy at its slowest economic growth since 2012. Rob Kent-Smith, head of national accounts at the ONS, said: “Our initial estimate shows the UK…

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The downsides and upsides of downsizing

If your family has grown up and flown the nest and you’re moving closer to retiring, it’s likely that you’ve at least thought about downsizing your home. For some it can be for practical reasons, for others it might be a desire to be closer to their children if they’ve relocated, for others still it…

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What is GDPR? How does it affect me?

GDPR is one of those acronyms you’re probably hearing a lot about at the moment. You’re no doubt receiving a high number of emails asking if you’re still happy to receive communications from a company and to be on their database. So what are the reasons behind this?

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