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Latest News 27-11-2018

Investing in international real estate? How to source the cash

When buying real estate abroad there are a host of different factors to consider. It’s likely that you’ll need to think about local laws and regulations, while you’ll also have to give yourself enough time to make sure the transaction goes through smoothly. One of the main things you’ll have to consider, of course, is […]

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Business 23-11-2018

The risks involved in being an investor

Investment is of course all about risk. In a sense there is no such thing as a safe investment: the only way to make money is to put an initial amount of money at risk. Indeed, although professionals don’t like to hear this, investing is basically gambling. The odds can be improved through knowledge, timing […]

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Business 31-10-2018

Rise of payday loans to pay utility bills

It has been found that the number of people struggling to pay household bills is rising. Regrettably, there are a number of people in this category who are turning to expensive credit providers, such as payday lenders, to pay their bills has increased according to new figures. StepChange Show Increase in Utility Debt In fact, […]

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Business 29-10-2018

Why Smart Card Systems Are The Best Option For Loyalty Programmes

Smart cards are the ideal solution for any business considering starting up or upgrading its loyalty programme. They are affordable, easily branded, work offline and don’t need a high-cost system to operate. What’s more, they are simple to issue, secure and can be used for multiple purposes, such as a membership card, ID card or […]

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Consumer Advice 17-10-2018

Secured Loans: all you need to know…

What is a secured loan? A secured loan is a loan that is secured against your property. It is very similar to a mortgage.  It is also known as a second charge loan. The first charge lender will have the first right on your property in the event that the property has to be sold […]

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Consumer Advice 17-10-2018

Types of Loans

Bridging Loan This a short-term loan secured against a property usually between 12-18 months (depending on whether the loan is secured against your current property or an investments property) to solve a temporary finance need such as a chain break during house move, auction finance, property purchase, refurbishment and more.  There are no monthly payments […]

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Banking 17-10-2018

Bridging loan FAQ’s

What is a bridging loan? This a short-term loan secured against a property usually between 12-18 months (depending on whether the loan is secured against your current property or an investments property) to solve a temporary finance need such as a chain break during house move, auction finance, property purchase, refurbishment and more.  There are […]

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Finance News 12-10-2018

The Truth about Dying and What It Will Cost You

There is no denying that the death of a loved one takes an emotional toll—but few are prepared for the financial one that comes with it. The facts are that the cost of dying is ever rising in the UK. In fact, there are reports that the cost of dying has increased 50% in just […]

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Business 11-10-2018

How business owners can access finance with bad credit

If you have fallen behind on your payments in the past for things like credit cards and loans, you may find that you have a less than perfect credit score. By having bad credit against your credit file, it can limit you to getting access to loans which might be necessary when starting a business. […]

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Business 09-10-2018

Top Money Saving Tips for the Tradesman

Managing your own wallet can be a very tricky challenge, and that challenge only feels compounded when it ties directly into your working life as a tradesman. Working for yourself with a trade can leave you with constant budgetary concerns and if you’re not careful you could find yourself losing more money than you make […]

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