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In our blog you'll find a wide variety of Personal Finance articles along with updates on the general state of the finance market in the UK. Useful reading that's easy for you to dip in and out of.

Holborn UK receives prestigious award

Holborn UK receives prestigious Pensions Transfer Gold Standard award. One of the UK’s leading independent financial service providers has received the Pensions Transfer Gold Standard award. The award symbolises Holborn’s commitment to providing the highest standards of advice and service for Defined Benefit pension transfers. The Pensions Transfer Gold Standard […]

Coronavirus: Market risk and Market Declines

The coronavirus, or COVID-19, continues to dominate news headlines around the world. What started in one Chinese city has spread throughout the world, creating a global crisis.   The global markets have suffered due to the coronavirus. Some of the worlds biggest markets recently recorded record lows not seen since the […]

UK Budget 2020: the implications for British nationals


As we move into the third month of a new decade, the topic top-of-mind for most British expats is the current spread of the Coronavirus disease worldwide. It has been announced that £5 billion will be allocated for an NHS emergency response fund to tackle the crisis across the UK. While […]

What a Change in Government Means for Your Investments

It’s been just over a week since the Conservative leadership race reached its climax and Boris Johnson was appointed Prime Minister. With a change of leadership comes a sense of uncertainty, but should you be concerned about your investments?   During his short time in charge, Mr Johnson has made […]

Life insurance and trusts

None of us likes to think about our own mortality, but we all want to make sure our loved ones are taken care of when we’re gone. Life insurance provides financial security for your loved ones when you pass away. However, if your policy isn’t set up in the right […]

Overcoming the Fear of Retirement

Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia. Ironically this is the term used to describe those that have a fear of long words. There seems to be a tongue-twisting word to describe every fear imaginable, but what do you call someone who has a fear of retirement? Well, there doesn’t seem to be one but it […]

Care costs and their impact on your assets

Like many things in life, getting older is something you can’t avoid. As we reach our twilight years, some of us may need some extra care. Research carried out by Public Health England found that life expectancy has risen more quickly than healthy life expectancy. This was also backed up […]

How much does it cost to adopt a child from abroad?

If you’re based in the UK, adopting a child from abroad requires an extensive and costly process which we outline below. If you’re based in the UK and looking to adopt a UK child, the story is different. Local authority adopters for UK children are assessed for free – it […]

Most Expensive Wedding?

What’s the most expensive wedding ever? With the average cost of a UK wedding peaking last year at £27,000, getting hitched is not a cheap option by most people’s standards. But what if money weren’t an issue? What would be your biggest extravagance? In celebration of today’s wedding between Prince […]