Author: Becky

4 Jun, 2015

Fixed Rate Mortgages Explained.

Figures from the Bank of England, during March and April this year, have shown that the number of mortgage approvals has risen by 6,131, which is the biggest increase in six years. This year has also seen rates dramatically plummet, with 10 year fixed rates falling to below 3% in February and 5 year fixed […]
16 May, 2015

What is the best Credit Card to use abroad?

When you go on holiday the last thing you want to worry about is whether you’re getting the best exchange rate or using the best payment type, which is why it’s vital to do your research before you go. Most people know that it is advisable to use a credit card when you go abroad, […]
14 May, 2015

What are the alternatives to Equity Release?

Equity release schemes can sometimes seem like the only option when you need access to a large sum of money. However, there are some very important factors to take into consideration before committing to anything. For further information about whether equity release would be suitable for you, please read our article ‘Everything you need to […]
12 May, 2015

What are the best online Mortgage Calculators?

Whether you’re a first time buyer, thinking of remortgaging or simply looking to move house, the range of mortgage calculators available online are both a help and a hindrance. Without a doubt, they are incredibly useful in terms of working out how big a mortgage you could realistically afford, but with so many of these […]
7 May, 2015

Which is best – Credit or Debit card?

The UK’s debt problem continues to grow and consumer helplines such as Stepchange and National Debtline are expressing their concern as borrowing on credit cards, loans and overdrafts reached £1.25bn back in November last year; the highest for nearly seven years. Chief executive of Stepchange, Mike O’Connor, said that there is ‘a worrying rise in […]