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.

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 […]

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 […]

Why Hire an IFA in 2019?

Brexit is coming! Brexit will continue to impact the financial affairs of all Brits – and not just expats living in the EU and EEA. Uncertainty is affecting all areas of finance, from currency to mortgage prices. So financial planning is in the spotlight. Brexit has had both positive and […]

Why women must save more for retirement

Women are simply not saving enough for retirement, writes Women’s Finance Writer Vicky Bizzell. Why? Is it a lack of confidence? Or are there deeper issues? It is not just women in the UK, or the UAE, who are not saving enough for their futures – but right across the […]

UK Autumn Budget – a Brexit Budget?

In this week’s Autumn Budget for the UK, Chancellor Philip Hammond has put aside £500m to cover the cost of a “no deal” Brexit – and this isn’t great news for expats. The Chancellor “said that there was plenty of ‘headroom’ should he need to borrow more in a possible […]

Your UK Passport – Important 2018 Update

Rules affecting your UK passport changed – October 2018 A change affecting the renewal of UK passports was introduced on September 10th, but not formally announced by the Home Office. Until now, travellers renewing their British passport would have any remaining time on their old passport added to their new […]