Financial makeover: 6 tips for your personal finances

6 tips for your personal finances Many of us feel that our personal finances could do with some attention, but where to start? What’s most important? Which areas of your finances need a makeover? Based on the clients we see and the enquiries we get, we’ve put together a list of six tips to help you improve your personal finances. We’d love to hear your thoughts, please leave any comments as well as your own financial tips at the bottom of this article. 1.    Standard Variable Rate ...

Housing round up: Two surveys show house prices fall whilst Standard Variable Rates rise

Housing & mortgage round upA packed housing round up this week. Firstly, two surveys indicate house prices have fallen over the past couple of months and continue to do so year on year. Secondly, the mortgage market looks as though it will continue to get harder for borrowers who want an Interest Only mortgage after the announcement by the Co-operative Bank that they are pulling out of this type of lending. Finally, over one million borrowers have seen their mortgage payments ...

Housing round up: More Standard Variable Rate increases and house prices fall

Housing & mortgage round upIn this week’s housing round up we look at another rise in a lender’s Standard Variable Rate and bring you figures from the latest Halifax house price survey. Finally we highlight research from Unbiased.co.uk which shows some of us have an alarming lack of interest in our mortgage. More lenders increase their Standard Variable Rate The Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank are the latest mortgage lenders to announce an increase to their Standard Variable Rate (SVR). 30,000 mortgage customers of the two ...