Are annuities a good idea? Image
14th Feb 2018

Are annuities a good idea?

So, what is an annuity? Annuities are provided by insurance companies. In return for your purchase of an annuity, the provider guarantees to pay a guaranteed income,nbsp;

Top 10 equity release tips Image
13th Feb 2018

Top 10 equity release tips

Nevertheless, equity release may not be appropriate for everyone. Here are some of our top ten tips and pointers to take into consideration when weighing up your decisionnbsp;

Direct cremation vs traditional funeral: we help you decide Image
13th Feb 2018

Direct cremation vs traditional funeral: we help you decide

There is certainly no pomp and ceremony with a direct funeral ndash; which might take the form of direct cremation or direct burial. Instead, the cremation or burial takes place without any ceremony or funeral servicenbsp;

Is private health insurance affordable? Image
08th Feb 2018

Is private health insurance affordable?

Affordability is extremely difficult to manage of course ndash; it all depends on your personal means and circumstances. What may be affordable to one person, may strike another as expensive.

Worried about paying off your interest only mortgage? Image
05th Feb 2018

Worried about paying off your interest only mortgage?

When you arranged it ndash; probably many years ago ndash; you might have thought an ldquo;interest onlyrdquo; mortgage sounded ideal. It offered a way to pay less on your monthly mortgage amount as you only paid the interest amount over a fixed timenbsp;

Switching your gas and electricity has never been easier Image
05th Feb 2018

Switching your gas and electricity has never been easier

Are you like I used to be and putting off switching your energy to a better deal thinking it is too much hassle, and yoursquo;ve not got enough time? You could be surprised ndash; itrsquo;s easier than you thinknbsp;

Comparing life insurance isn't much fun! Image
26th Jan 2018

Comparing life insurance isn't much fun!

It isnrsquo;t much fun comparing life insurance ndash; but why is that? What does a life insurance comparison involve and what might you be looking out for?

Do over 50s get poor car insurance deals? Image
23rd Jan 2018

Do over 50s get poor car insurance deals?

The risk of an older driver killing a pedestrian in a road traffic accident (one of the most expensive, or ldquo;catastrophicrdquo;,nbsp;risks as far as insurers are concerned) is lower than that for a middle-aged driver and half that of drivers aged under 25

Can I use NHS Hospitals if I have health insurance? Image
17th Jan 2018

Can I use NHS Hospitals if I have health insurance?

The short and simple answer is yes you can, but that simple and straightforward answer rather begs another question ndash; if the NHS is free and universal, why have private medical insurance?

Pension scam - take care of your pension pot Image
15th Jan 2018

Pension scam - take care of your pension pot

It is an unfortunate fact of life that there are plenty of people out there who will be only too keen to remove your money from you by whatever means possible. That includes your pension lump sums or ldquo;pension potrdquo; as theyrsquo;re sometimes called.

The importance of setting up a Will Image
11th Jan 2018

The importance of setting up a Will

One of the major problems faced by many people, however, is that the legal jargon and terminology involved in writing a Will can be bewildering. Plus, there is also a common misconception that making a Will needs help from a solicitor ndash; which may be expensive.nbsp;

What is the best health insurance 2018? Image
09th Jan 2018

What is the best health insurance 2018?

Have you decided to look for a health insurance plan in 2018? If so, what type and level of cover do you expect and how much are you prepared to pay for it?

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