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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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5 places you can find online courses perfect for improving skills and professional development

As we continue to be in lockdown, you may find that you have far more time on your hands. It makes it the perfect time to look at how you can improve skills, whether you want to get ahead in…

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The 2021 health trends you should try

Are you looking to improve your health in 2021? After a year where health was one of the most talked-about topics due to the pandemic, it’s set to be a movement this year. While you might have a set routine,…

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Is the work-from-home revolution a good thing?

When the pandemic struck last year, thousands of workers began working from home for the first time. It’s changed the world of work and this situation could be here to stay. According to data from the Office…

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5 things to do if you’re self-employed and need a mortgage

There are plenty of benefits to being self-employed, but it can come with financial challenges too. One of these challenges is when you’re trying to secure a mortgage. Mortgage providers often want to see a reliable income stream, proving you’ll…

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Will house prices rise or fall in 2021?

The housing market faced huge challenges last year. Yet, property prices increased. Will they continue to do so this year? In 2020, the property market was forced to temporarily halt during the first lockdown, significantly affecting sales. This was followed…

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