Why over 60s are jumping off the property ladder?

In 2007, there were 254,000 older people living in private rented accomodation. According to research by the Centre for Ageing Better, over the last decade that figure has skyrocketed to 414,000. If things continue the way they’re going, they estimate that over a third of those over 60 will be privately renting by 2040.

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Can I use equity release to pay for care?

Paying for care is one of the scary things about growing old, isn’t it?  Thanks to medical science we’re all living longer,  but does that mean more of us are going to end up in a care home, struggling to find the means to pay for it?

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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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June Market Commentary

Harold Wilson famously said that, ‘a week is a long time in politics.’ A month is a very long time, especially when it came to write this commentary.

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Pitfalls putting retirement at risk

Imagine the scene; you’ve spent your life living frugally, saving efficiently and investing wisely. You enter your well-earned retirement financially secure and excited for the years ahead. The future could pan out in one of two ways; the first could lead to continued security and the financial freedom to enjoy your retirement as planned; the…

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