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Watch the rain . . . not the jelly

Peter McGahan
THE housing market appears to be retreating slightly in light of many factors but what might it mean for borrowers and buyers alike? As always, it’s a case of seeing through the noise and being the canary – the live one, not the test one.

Passive investors in bubbles?

Peter McGahan
THERE are many plus points to investing into passive funds rather than active funds, and of course the opposite can also be said.

Insurance is for life, health, income - and even your brontosaurus

Michael Kennedy
HAVE you ever had trouble with badgers damaging your swimming pool? This, and many more unusual situations, can be covered by insurance, and Aviva have produced a list of their more wildly unusual insurance claims, which we’ll look at later on.

It’s that time of year again

Paddy Harty
QUESTION: With the July 6 deadline approaching for employers to report employee benefits and expenses I am aware of changes brought in on April 6 2016.

HMRC gets in a muddle over paper tax returns

Paddy Harty
QUESTION: I have been reading about glitches in tax return software standards which means that taxpayers may have to file their 2016/17 tax return by paper instead of electronically to ensure they don’t overpay their tax.

This is one big padlock that might not keep you safe . . .

Michael Kennedy
DID you know that there is a big bronze padlock on your state pension? Since 2010, the value of the state pension has been protected by the ‘Pensions Triple Lock’, which increases its value in line with inflation, average earnings, or 2.

Frexit gone, Italexit a real threat to your investments?

Peter McGahan
STOCK markets, pension funds and investment ISAs didn’t breathe a sigh of relief last week after Marine Le Penn’s far right party was defeated, that sigh was enjoyed on the first round when it was clear Le Penn would not win.

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