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Whether you are buying your first home, looking to re-mortgage or building a property portfolio, it is essential that you get a mortgage that is right for your needs. This guide explains the fundamental principles of the different mortgages available and explores the benefits of each.
Going through a divorce is likely to be one of the most emotionally challenging situations you will face, and sorting out your finances is one of the biggest divorce hurdles to overcome. During what is already a difficult time, you will need to make some critical decisions that will affect your immediate and lasting financial situation.
From helping your children with a deposit for their first house, or that trip around the world that you have always fancied, a major home improvement project, or simply to fund a decent quality of life in retirement. Whatever your goals, this guide explores what is involved and help you decide whether equity release is right for you.
Inheritance tax is often referred to as a voluntary tax because there are a number of ways in which you can mitigate IHT liability. Our guide to inheritance tax introduces you to a number of these strategies and demonstrates how you can preserve more of your wealth to pass on to loved ones.
The EIS and SEIS have developed into more mainstream tax and investment planning strategies. Depending on your attitude to investment risk and appetite for reducing your tax bill, these strategies could form a useful part of your portfolio.
The tax reductions look generous, and the extra funding for public services signalled by Theresa May’s intention to ‘end austerity’ provide much-needed support, but how long will they hang around if the economy suffers a ‘Brexit shock’ and borrowing has to increase sharply? We take a look at some of the key points which you may find of interest.