Your seven-point guide to home-contents insurance

Home insurance comes in two basic forms, buildings and contents.  In principle it sounds simple and in practice it isn’t particularly complicated, but there are seven key points you need to take into consideration when buying it. Your policy needs…

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Why property surveys are money well spent

If you like reading about the property market, you may have noticed that, over recent years, there has been something of a trend away from “let the buyer beware” and towards seller disclosure.  In fact, buyers can now take legal…

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The importance of ensuring that you are properly insured

Insurance might not be the first topic which comes to mind when you are trying to make light-hearted conversation, but it may well be the first topic which comes to mind when you are dealing with a challenging situation.  It…

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Put Your Trust in Trusts

Switch on daytime TV and it probably won’t be too long before you run into an advert for some kind of insurance and if it’s life insurance there’s a good chance it will make the point that life insurance gives…

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Business security is about more than just alarm systems

When you think about security for businesses what springs to mind?  Do you think about physical security, cyber security or financial security?  The truth is that all three are component parts of one whole, which means that missing out on…

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Understanding your options for saving for your child’s future

As the old joke goes – parents keep photos in their wallets because it fills up the space where their cash used to be.  All joking aside, one of the many shocks of new parenthood is discovering that children typically…

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The pay gap continues in retirement

The UK media recently had something of a reporting frenzy when companies with more than 250 employees were forced to reveal their pay data split by gender.  Many well-known names revealed that men were paid more than women, in some…

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Insurance is there to stop the drama

You’ve probably heard about the types of insurance most people have because most people have them so they’re regularly advertised pretty much everywhere you look.  You may, however, not have heard of these 7 rather, specialist insurance policies. Body-part insurance…

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Understanding offset mortgages

With traditional mortgages, you take out a loan from the bank and you make monthly payments which either pay of the interest and a portion of the capital (repayment mortgages) or simply cover the interest with the capital being repaid…

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Maximising the sales appeal of your home

It may never have occurred to you that selling a home is rather like putting on a play, but actually it’s quite a good analogy.  You will have an audience (viewers) and they will judge your home on what they…

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