The most recent public sector finance data has shown that government borrowing continued to soar in October in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Office for National Statistics has said UK borrowing rose to £22 billion during this period, which marks the highest October figure – and sixth largest borrowing figure in any month – […]
Saving for a deposit on a house is no mean feat. With many mortgages currently only lending with 15% deposits or more, this can be a huge sum. For a massive goal like this, investing might seem like an ideal way to grow more money, and quickly. But how do you go about it, and […]
Recently, one of our expert advisors here at Greenfields discussed with a client about the likelihood of them being interested in responsible investment solutions. This client responded with a “no”, and when the topic was discussed further, said this: “Ultimately, my need to make money is more of a priority than a responsible solution.”
In September, we brought it to your attention that the path for suspended property funds to reopen had cleared as the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors began to remove the ‘material uncertainty’ clause. This was imposed on property funds in March following the coronavirus pandemic sending stock markets tumbling.
The world of investments can be an intimidating place, and it can often seem like a closed club, where the only way in is to have a history of wealth and financial knowledge. The truth is that anyone can invest at any time.
When it comes to getting help for your finances, there are often questions about how financial advisers and experts are paid for their services. The commission-based model that many associate with financial advisers is no longer used, but still many are not sure whether they can afford to get financial help, or if it’s worth […]
Our homes are usually one of the two largest assets we acquire throughout our lives – in most cases your pension will be the second. A mortgage will often be the biggest financial debt we take on as individuals and it is important that, should death or serious ill-health occur, you and your family are […]
The subject of taking time off work due to illness or sickness has never been more topical. The Coronavirus pandemic has brought many organisation’s sick pay policies to attention, with many being told to stay home where possible, and short-notice self-isolation likely at any moment.