Your complete guide to mortgages

At some point in our lives, most of us will need to take out a mortgage if we aspire to own a home. Yet, mortgages and the process of securing one can still be filled with jargon and other complexities. Our guide aims to provide you with all the information you need when searching for a mortgage, whether as a first-time buyer or you’re hoping to move up the ladder.

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How to get a better work-life balance

How do you rate your work-life balance? It’s not uncommon for workplace pressures to affect our personal lives but, left unchecked, it can affect overall wellbeing and your health too.

An unhealthy work-life balance can leave us feeling irritable, struggling to focus and even affect physical health.

If you want to readjust your work-life balance to better reflect your priorities, our latest guide looks at some of the key steps you can take.

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Your essential guide to ISAs

ISAs are an incredibly important part of many financial plans, whether you’re saving for a short-term goal or investing for a long-term one. In fact, over ten million adults saved into an ISA account in 2017/18.

Whilst ISAs have been around for 20 years, the product range and allowance has changed considerably in that time. As a result, it can be more difficult than you would expect to pick the right ISA for you. So, we’ve put together a guide to help you get to grips with the ISA options open on offer.

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Your complete guide to the State Pension

The State Pension is an essential part of retirement planning and provides a foundation to build on. Whilst the basics are simple, it can be far more complex to understand what you’re entitled to and when than you’d think at first glance.

Our Complete Guide to the State Pension is designed to help you figure out how the State Pension will support your retirement goals alongside other income. From how the State Pension age is changing and when you’ll receive it to what the triple lock means for your future income, we look at the crucial things you need to know.

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Everything the Bank of Mum and Dad should know before lending

Rising house prices and the difficulty in saving a deposit are a challenge for many home buyers. So, it’s perhaps no surprise that more and more young people are looking to parents and grandparents for help in getting onto the property ladder.

If you are thinking of opening the doors to the Bank of Mum and Dad either now or in the future, here’s a guide to all the factors you need to consider.

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The top 9 things you should consider doing before tax year end guide

The current tax year ends on 5 April 2020 and this date represents the final chance to use many of your annual thresholds and allowances.

Keeping track of changing thresholds and effectively managing your allowances can be tricky.

Here’s your comprehensive guide to the top nine things you should consider doing now in order to get ‘end of tax year’ ready.

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The ultimate guide to National Savings & Investments

Introduced over 150 years ago, National Savings & Investments (NS&I) aimed to encourage a culture of saving. With NS&I products your money is 100% secure and the products can make a great addition to your financial plan.

Our latest guide explains why 25 million people have saved more than £167 billion with NS&I products, as well as reviewing the key drawback: relatively low interest rates. There are currently six NS&I products to choose from. Could any match your financial goals?

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