The evenings are short and sun-tans, ice-cream and days on the beach feel like a distant memory. If the drizzly winter is starting to get you down, it might be time to buy that holiday home you’ve always dreamed of.Brexit or no Brexit, Spain remains one of the most...
Getting a mortgage can seem like a daunting task, however it is the way in which many people purchase their homes. According to the financial markets last week, there is a 62 percent chance that the Bank of England will cut the base rate at the end of...
Overdraft fees are set to change in April this year, following a new ruling by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). With the new changes set to come into place from April 6, current account providers are required to make changes to their overdrafts, as Martin Lewis explained today.Speaking...
The state pension age in the past was 60 for women and 65 for men, but it is rising. The changes mean the state pension age for both men and women is set to reach 66 in October this year, ahead of further increases.How much is Attendance Allowance?The...
Only one person can receive Child Benefit for a child. The payment is made every four weeks, and it can be claimed for each child - with no limit as to how many children the individual can claim for.Should a person be paid too much or too little,...
The state pension is something which eligible people can claim when they reach state pension age. There are two types of state pension, the basic state pension and the new state pension.The maximum amount a person gets per week differs across the two, and the type a person...
Child Benefit is a payment which a person can get if they’re responsible for bringing up a child who is under the age of 16, or under 20 if they stay in approved education or training. Only one person is able to get the payment for a child.By claiming...
Reviewing optionsHaving saved the money, Ms Trott suggested savers looked into their options ahead of the end of the tax year - which falls on April 5.“Get your affairs in order ahead of tax year end,” she said.“Make the most of the reliefs and allowances available on tax-efficient...
One person asked about their savings journey for retirement, opening: “Congrats! How are you doing on the road to retirement?”(sic)Responding, “JustPaidItOff” explained that they were looking to retire in 20 years' time, at 61, or earlier if possible.They explained that from the age of 27, they paid into...
Care is something which can be essential, but it is often expensive. While many people may not be able to save for the prospect of needing care due to other outgoings to focus on, others may opt to set aside some money just in case it's needed for...