Equity release allows you to use some of the money tied up in the value of your home to get a tax-free lump sum. This money can then be spent on anything you choose, and many across the UK use it to renovate, to put towards retirement or even to leave to their families. However, […]
April is National Stress Awareness Month in the UK, and the purpose of Stress Awareness Month is to bring awareness to the “current causes and effects of our modern stress epidemic”. Stress is a huge facet of many of our lives and is a massive contributor to poor mental health across the world, but stress […]
When looking to get a mortgage – whether your first, your second, or more – there’s always a level of anxiety around whether or not your applications will be accepted. The process of applying for mortgages can be overwhelming and waiting for answers can be even more so. Did you know that, according to the […]
Over the last few weeks on our Facebook page, we’ve been tackling various myths and misconceptions about financial advisers and the work we do. It’s easy to be overwhelmed with the idea of seeing an IFA if you’ve never considered it before, or even if no one in your family has. But there are plenty […]
When you’re in your twenties or thirties, retirement can seem like a lifetime away – and it often is. The average age for retirement in the UK currently is 66 which, if you’re in your twenties or thirties, is more than double your life up until this point. It’s for this reason that many younger […]
It has been a highly eventful start to the year in the world of investing. From GameStop to Bitcoin, investing has been in the news consistently for the past few weeks. But with many investments beginning to take a turn for the worse, what’s currently driving the markets?
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.