Woman Smiling
August 10, 2016
Managers of medium and large sized firms in the UK believe that mental health poses the biggest risk to its employees’ health, according to a poll commissioned by AXA PPP Healthcare . The private healthcare provider, the biggest of its sort in the UK, polled 1,000 managers across the UK in order to...
New Houses
August 03, 2016
The number of 25 to 34 year olds renting privately is on the rise. According to the latest edition of the English Housing Survey, the number of renters aged between 25 and 34 have increased from 29% in 1995 to 35% in 2016. The research has raised fresh concerns that contractors may be delaying...
Coins
July 28, 2016
As the market continues to come to terms with the economic disruption that the referendum decision has created , mortgage borrowers will be focusing squarely on the affect the vote will have on their debt. Predictions of an instant rate rise from the remain campaign have not borne fruit, but the...
Accord Mortgages
July 21, 2016
Fresh from the announcement that the Bank of England have again decided against altering the base rate, mortgage interest rates remain at their most competitive ever. Rates through Contractor Financials are being offered as low as 1.40% and as banks are in a strong financial position to lend, many...
Tracker Mortgages
July 12, 2016
With news of a likely base rate reduction, contractors are rushing to grab what could be the last of the competitive base rate tracker mortgage deals before lenders reprice. Base rate tracker mortgages follow the movements of the Bank of England’s independently set base rate, which has sat at 0.5%...
Brexit
July 05, 2016
Brexit uncertainty for savers and home-owners Little over a week has passed since the UK's momentous decision to leave the EU. What’s followed are a string of questions from prospective savers and house buyers, eager to establish what they should do with their money. Property Should I buy now, or...
House and keys
July 01, 2016
As the financial markets calm and a bit of confidence returns post EU referendum there have been clear winners and losers from both camps. The conservative party seem to be in a head spin as a result of the shock leave vote. David Cameron has resigned and a leadership battle is unravelling, as a...
Brexit
June 24, 2016
The UK’s historic referendum has resulted in a vote to exit the EU. Despite a rally in stock prices and sterling late last night, this morning’s market predictions paint a picture of uncertainty for contractors across the UK. Whilst the full impact of the UK’s exit is yet to be realised, in this...
Offest
June 21, 2016
Savvy contractors have long linked their savings to their mortgage using a tax efficient mortgage product called an offset . An offset mortgage offers borrowers a conventional mortgage with a linked savings account, where funds can be regularly deposited or withdrawn without notice. The lender...
Houses
June 16, 2016
For most contractors, their mortgage is by far the biggest financial commitment they will ever take on. It could well run for the next thirty years and cost thousands of pounds. So why do we work harder to save a few pounds on our car insurance, then with a debt with a six figure sum? Major...

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