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Continue reading 'You've used your ISA allowance - what's next?'

Investments You've used your ISA allowance - what's next?

With the ISA allowance now at £20,000, when an investment matures or you receive an inheritance, a lump sum from a pension, or a generous redundancy payment over and this allowance, you may need to consider investing into funds or other investments on a direct basis.

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Continue reading 'Don’t lose your pensions!'

Pensions Don’t lose your pensions!

The Pensions Dashboard - A central register would show every old pension and perhaps also a link into the State Pension, thereby giving people some inkling of what they might have in their pot now and therefore at least a clue toward how much they might have by the time they look to retire. 

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Continue reading 'How can I speed up my mortgage application?'

Property How can I speed up my mortgage application?

There isn’t too much you can do to influence how fast your loan moves along the mortgage approval assembly line, but what you can do is eliminate unnecessary extra steps and delays that tend to prolong that process. Craig Ryan explains.

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Continue reading 'Tax relief reductions affecting landlords'

Tax & Planning Tax relief reductions affecting landlords

Reform of tax relief on buy-to-let residential mortgage interest was a surprise in the 2015 summer Budget and the latest instalment of changes came in last month. Rhys Edwards explains the implications of the move to the new system for buy-to-let landlords.

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