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Planning for inheritance tax

As the cost of living increases and the first rung on the housing ladder becomes further from first time buyers’ grasp, we worry about how future generations will cope and

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Government crackdown on PPI claims pests

  Tough new rules are being introduced as the part of a package of ongoing work by government to crack down on the rogue firms responsible for bombarding the public

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Retail rents finally on the rise

With winter fast approaching 27% more chartered surveyors reported rises rather than falls in demand for shops – a record high. RICS said while demand is still historically very low,

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Whole of life insurance could be better than term assurance

The consequence of this however is that declining health in old age results in significant issues: rising care costs, our families being taxed on the homes and estates we leave

Analysis , Property , Shares , Viewpoint

Marriage is an investment and so is retirement

Yes, I do adore you but I’ve ticked the box which means that we get a bit more while I’m alive but if I don’t outlive you – well, it

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Mortgages and insurance should go hand in hand

For the rest of the UK mortgages have been, and will remain, a core aspect of our life cycle. The desire to be on the housing ladder – whilst diminishing

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Claiming for damage after the storm

Aviva said damage caused by falling trees and walls, lost tiles and weather damage to roofs are the most common claims so far and confirmed it has drafted in extra

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What am I – a money making machine?

It leaves the house early in the morning often returning late in the evening, sometimes leaving the home for days at a time, occasionally having to miss important family events

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Why not buy life insurance from £5 a month?

A typical response might be to pay off debt if you have any, and then save or invest the rest. According to a recent Aviva survey only 5% of us

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Spate of improvements to critical illness cover

Ageas, Bright Grey, Friends Life, PruProtect and Scottish Provident have all chosen to upgrade critical illness cover within the last month and in many instances the alterations are substantial and