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What are the best ways to fund home improvements?

According to Zoopla, converting a loft would typically set you back around £20,000, while swapping the garage for living space would cost between £10,000 and £15,000. And while they’re usually cheaper than moving home completely, home improvements still need to be funded. There are a few options, including equity release which can be considered:  1. …

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How can female millennials better their financial futures?

Almost 60% of women do not engage in aspects of their financial well-being: investing, insurance, retirement and other long-term planning. The UBS Investor Watch: Own your worth report recently conducted research on how women around the world handle their finances. The report surveyed nearly 3,700 married women, widows and divorcees in Brazil, Germany, Hong Kong, …

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Is equity release right for you? Are there other options to consider?

New research by Canada Life Home Finance has shown that home owners taking out equity release mortgages on their properties have helped 46 first time buyers get on to the housing ladder each week in 2018. But, despite the growing popularity of equity release it’s not always the best option for everyone. There are alternatives …

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Should you you pay off your child’s student loan or help them with their mortgage?

Since tuition fees trebled in 2012 students have been graduating with loans averaging £50,000 if maintenance costs are included. If you’re a parent in the position to help your child with their financial situation, helping them pay off their student loan is an attractive option. But, is it the best option? The Mail on Sunday’s …

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