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Common Attitudes to Income Protection and Life Cover

Despite the undeniable benefits of protecting your financial position, a survey conducted on behalf of Royal London revealed worrying figures about how respondents viewed the importance of financial protection for their family in the event of their death, or if the principal earner was unable to work.

FRIDAY FAQ: How Much Does it Cost for Financial Advice?

Every Friday we aim to post an answer to a FAQ about mortgages, tax, investments, money matters, business or retirement. You can have your say too. Send an email with your FAQ to

Financial Impact of a Divorce Later in Life

According to the Office for National Statistics, as of 2017, approximately 42% of UK marriages end in divorce. And while half of those marriages will end in the first 10 years, these days more people are filing for divorce later in life. In fact, since the mid-80s, the average age for divorce in both and […]

Financial Protection is Vital even if you are “well-off”

Do you know what the impact to your financial situation would be if you were unable to work due to injury, disability, or long-term illness? Shockingly, one million people in the UK have faced this very situation and many found that it was difficult to cope with the sudden reduction in income.

Asking for Help with your Financial Planning – Things to Consider

Choosing the right financial adviser is an extremely important decision. It’s difficult to develop and manage a successful investment portfolio on your own, so the best way to stay on top of the dynamic world of investing is to employ an expert financial adviser that you trust implicitly with your fiscal future.

Make your money work harder for you

It’s likely been drilled into you all your life: you need to save for your future. But with the current economic conditions – low interest rates and rising inflation, the sensible path for a secure future could be a combination of investing and saving. You’ve worked hard for your money, so below we’ll break down […]

Deadline approaching for using your ISA allowance

Savings-savvy doctors and dentists will likely already know about the annual £20,000 Individual Savings Accounts (ISA) allowance every individual has. Plus, that the deadline to contribute the full amount into your ISA is 5 April. They will also know that ISAs have become a fundamental component of financial planning since there are numerous benefits.

Can my spouse take half the house if I pay the mortgage?

Property disputes during a divorce can get unpleasant. There are a number of common issues that crop up time after time, and while each situation is unique, ultimately the decisions concerning finances and assets are up to the courts.

Tax impact of NHS pension holders due to inflation

The long-standing pay-as-you-go NHS Pension Scheme underwent reform in 2015 and part of that included a change to the way pensions for general practitioners and NHS dentists are calculated.

Planning to retire this year? Are you prepared?

You may be a doctor a dentist who has reached a certain age or stage in your career and your thoughts are turning to retirement. If so, you may find this article interesting.

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