Shared Ownership properties: Mortgage expert on the 3 key financial considerations to make | Personal Finance | Finance

Getting on the housing ladder can seem like a challenge for many. Rather than getting a mortgage for an entire home, some first-time buyers may instead opt to purchase via Shared Ownership. This scheme allows buyers to purchase a share of between 25 per cent and 75 per cent, and then pay rent on the remaining share. While it may not appeal to everyone, More...

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What Premium Bonds do I have? How to check numbers from NS&I | Personal Finance | Finance

Premium Bonds are a tax-free investment opportunity, which may appeal to some savers who are not looking for guaranteed returns. Rather than interest being paid to each investor, Premium Bonds holders are instead More...

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Universal Credit changes happening next month: How childcare support change may affect you | Personal Finance | Finance

The DWP announced last week that parents and guardians are to be given extra time to claim back childcare costs with Universal Credit. This means working parents and guardians will now have an additional month More...

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Inheritance Tax on gifts: How rates may be affected on gifts given in years before death | Personal Finance | Finance

The standard Inheritance Tax rate is 40 per cent. This is not payable on the part of a person’s estate – meaning their money, possessions and property – below a specific threshold. In some situations, More...

By admin On Tuesday, September 17th, 2019
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Pound euro exchange rate trades lower as German economic sentiment improves | City & Business | Finance

In its latest survey of economists, the ZEW institute reported some of the gloom recently clouding the Eurozone’s largest economy appears to be lifting. The sentiment index jumped from -44.1 to -22.5 in September, More...

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Pound US Dollar: PM’s pledge sees exchange rate tumble from six-week highs | City & Business | Finance

Lawyers argued there was “strong evidence” that Mr Johnson saw lawmakers “as an obstacle” and prorogued parliament in order to “silence” them. However, the Prime Minister denies these allegations More...

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What Stamp Duty do you pay on a house? Why amount may rise if there’s a house sale delay | Personal Finance | Finance

For residential properties, the current Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) threshold is £125,000. This increases to £150,000 for non-residential land and properties. If the sale is greater than this threshold, then More...

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Universal Credit claimants may be able to get extra amount this winter – how scheme works | Personal Finance | Finance

With today marking just 99 days until Christmas Day, the wintertime is looming. Should temperatures drop to zero or sub zero celsius for a certain period of time later this year, it may be that some people are More...

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Can I have cash ISA and LISA? Lifetime ISA and cash ISA limits explained | Personal Finance | Finance

ISA stands for Individual Savings Account, and they can be used to save money tax-free. There is a limit to how much can be saved in an ISA each year. In the 2019 to 2020 tax year, the maximum amount which can More...

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Who won Premium Bonds jackpot in September 2019? This month’s £1 million winners revealed | Personal Finance | Finance

The September 2019 prize draw winners for NS&I Premium Bonds has been revealed. This month, two Premium Bonds holders each scooped the £1 million jackpot. There was even more up for grabs, with the total More...

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