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Financial scams target the over 45s
The rise in technology has caused more than 1 million over-45 year olds to fall victim to online scams and left one in five feeling vulnerable.

A sporting chance
Are you one of the one in three parents who worry about the risk of serious injury from school sports?
Research from MetLife has found that one third of parents with school age children are concerned about serious injuries from sport – and there could be real reasons to be worried.

Are Cash ISAs worth the investment?
After the Bank of England (BoE) cut interest rates to reassure the market following the Brexit vote, cash ISA returns plummeted.
According to Telegraph Money cash ISA returns fell by as much as 35% in the six months after the BoE’s decision. A quick google shows the best rates on offer currently are just over 1% for an easy access cash ISA (meaning you can withdraw your money at any time) and 1.4% if you’re prepared to lock your savings away for three years.

Buy to Let Mortgage market changes
The UK’s Buy to Let market is in a state of flux, with an extra 3% Stamp Duty on the purchase of additional properties and changes to the way a landlord’s income is taxed.

Don’t pay for your DIY disasters
The warmer weather might prompt you to finally get those home improvement projects underway, but are you covered if your DIY goes awry?

Is your pension tax efficient?
Since April 2015, pensioners have had greater freedom over how they manage their retirement savings. No longer forced to buy an annuity, they can now leave their money invested and draw an income from it (known as flexi-access drawdown).

Lasting Power of Attorney
A will deals with matters in the event of your death, but what if you became unable to handle your affairs while still alive?

Pension Advice Allowance
Financial decisions affecting your retirement income will be among the most important you’ll make during your lifetime and investing in timely financial advice could provide a welcome boost.

The matter of trusts
Taking out a life insurance policy gives you valuable peace of mind: you know you’ve protected your family against financial hardship, should the worst happen. But how can you make sure your policy will pay out quickly, to those who’ll need it most, if you died unexpectedly? The answer might be to write your policy in trust.

The ninth largest lender
34% of first-time buyers relied on their parents for financial help, making the bank of mum and dad’, the equivalent of the UK’s ninth largest lender in 2017.

The State Pension – all you need to know
Changes to the State Pension which took effect on 6 April 2016 were designed to simplify the system. With the earnings-related part applying to employed people removed, what you could qualify for depends on your National Insurance (NI) record.

Thinking of fixing your mortgage?
If you think an increase in your mortgage repayments could have a negative impact on your lifestyle or financial wellbeing, you may want to consider fixing your mortgage.

What’s the cost of a comfortable retirement?
Have you ever stopped to think about the monthly income you'd need to provide for a comfortable retirement?

Why crowdfund the cost of your healthcare?
Crowdfunding is becoming increasingly common among people who need healthcare that’s not freely available through the NHS.