Monthly Archives: September 2014

Financial Tips For Debt-Burdened Graduates

The late, great, Rik Mayall and his fellow Young Ones lived in a very different era from modern students.  While the trials and tribulations of house sharing may ring familiar bells, the financial landscape facing the modern student is very different to that of their 1980s counterparts, fictional or otherwise.  With universities opening their doors …

Life Insurance – A Simple Way To Save An Inheritance

Would you rather leave your worldly goods to your loved ones (or your favourite charity) or the tax man? Inheritance tax has long been the subject of heated debate, but the chances of it being repealed any time soon, is very remote. So for most people, the choice of creating a financial plan to deal with it or leave your loved ones to foot the bill …

The Ombudsman – The Consumer’s Champion

While the Financial Services Authority (FSA) might have become a familiar name, it is now no more. As of April 2013 regulation of the financial services industry was divided between the Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA) and Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The Bank of England also gained direct supervision for the whole of the banking system through …