Investment Sense news: Our MD puts her best foot forward

Investment Sense NewsWe are delighted to be supporting our Managing Director, Bev Stoves, as she trains to run the Nottingham Ikano Robin Hood Half Marathon on 28 September 2014. We caught up with Bev to find out a bit more. Before you started training for the Nottingham Half, when did you last run for more than a couple of miles? About 30 years ago when I was at school but I would do anything to get out of Cross Country running through mud! What has made you get off the settee and ...

Thousands getting into debt to meet housing costs

iStock_000007329749XSmallNew research has shown that thousands of people are taking out loans to help them keep up with their rent or mortgage payments, whilst many more are burying their head in the sand over late payments. Research from the housing charity Shelter, has found that nearly 20% of mortgage holders and tenants have had to take borrow money to keep up to date. Furthermore around 10% of people are concerned they will not be able to pay their mortgage or rent at the ...

Thousands of pensioners worried about loosing their home

English HomesA recent poll conducted by Age UK, has revealed thousands of people in their early 50’s could be facing financial difficulties, at a time when they traditionally should be at the peak of their earnings power. Age UK has revealed that 23% of the 971 people who took part in the survey, admitted fears that they wouldn’t be able to afford their rent or mortgage repayments. As times are getting harder for many and the cost of living rises, more over 50’s ...

Mortgages: A generation of renters ‘locked out’ of the housing market

iStock_000018295400_ExtraSmallNew research has confirmed just how hard it is for first time buyers to save a large enough deposit to get onto the housing ladder. The research from housing charity Shelter, took into account a variety of factors, including earnings, rental levels, house prices and essential spending, to calculate the average length of time it takes to save a big enough deposit. Whilst the research only looked at areas of England, the results are likely to be replicated in Wales, ...