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How to take a “holiday” in your own home

After a difficult year, many people have been looking forward to getting away somewhere new to relax. But with holiday destinations facing Covid-19 challenges and new restrictions, summer holidays could be at risk again. Despite the vaccination programme rolling out…

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10 books to fall in love with from the British Book Awards 2021 shortlist

Britain has a long history of fantastic storytellers, and a new generation of authors have filled this year’s British Book Awards shortlist with excellent reads. If you’re looking for some new books to read as the weather warms up, there…

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10 ways to keep your daily walk fresh during National Walking Month

Going out for a daily walk has become an essential part of routines over the last year. It’s helped families keep active and improve mental health during challenging lockdowns. There are plenty of reasons to get out for a walk,…

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7 things to consider when choosing your mortgage

Whether you’re a first-time buyer or already a homeowner, choosing the right mortgage product for you is important. It could save you money as well as ensuring your mortgage fits your life plans. However, with hundreds of mortgage products to…

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Why you should overpay your mortgage with pandemic savings

The pandemic has meant some families have been able to save more. Those that have continued to work during the last year are often finding their outgoings have been lower and they now have more cash put to one side.

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Everything first-time buyers need to know about the 95% mortgage guarantee scheme

The challenges of getting on the property ladder have made headlines for years. In March’s Budget, chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled a new scheme that could be a lifeline for first-time buyers. It will help aspiring homeowners purchase properties with just…

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6 fun things to do with your family this Easter

The Easter holidays are almost here and it’s the perfect time to plan fun activities with children. Covid-19 restrictions are easing but there are still measures in place. However, this doesn’t need to ruin your long weekend – with a…

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The future of the high street: How will Covid-19 affect town and city centres?

We all know that Covid-19 has affected the high street. Lockdown and social distancing restrictions have made the last year an extremely difficult environment for retail and hospitality businesses to operate in. As we prepare to ease restrictions, will the…

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5 excellent hobbies that could help you overcome lockdown stress

It’s been a year since lockdown was first announced in the UK in order to slow the spread of Covid-19. While restrictions have varied over the last 12 months, they have significantly affected daily life. If you’ve been feeling stressed…

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How to fund property renovations to create the stunning home you want

Following a year where we’ve spent more time in our homes, Brits are choosing to renovate their properties so that it suits their tastes and lifestyle. If you’re looking to take on a significant cost to refresh your home, there…

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Everything you need to know about switching mortgages

Taking out a mortgage is often associated with first-time buyers. But it’s something all homeowners should do when their current mortgage deal comes to an end. It can help ensure your mortgage continues to suit your plans, and it could…

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First-time buyers, have you considered financial protection? The risk could be higher than you think

As a first-time buyer, there are lots of expenses going out. You may have put off taking out a financial protection policy because of this, or you may think it’s not important. However, the risks could be much higher than…

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