Does financial planning advice really make a difference?

by Mike Abbott | Feb 17, 2020

People often contemplate whether it’s beneficial to hire a financial planner or not. With global uncertainty on the increase, now is as good a...

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What South Africans in Portugal need to know about Portugal’s Non-Habitual Residence programme

by Mike Abbott | Nov 30, 2019

The topic of tax reliefs in Portugal is an interesting one when you consider that Portugal has a history of personal tax rates as high as 56%....

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14 things to check and questions to ask when viewing a house

by Staff Writer | Nov 22, 2019

Purchasing a new house isn’t easy – deciding on the perfect property can cause anxiety. It can help to prepare a list of things to check when ...

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Do you have the "optimal" investment portfolio?

by Mike Abbott | Oct 25, 2019

The investment industry, like any other, is out to sell its wares. To do this, it needs stories, because people buy stories, don’t they? The s...

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How do you think about risk? The psychology behind investment decisions

by Mike Abbott | Oct 7, 2019

Deciding on the risk you take with your investments is a slippery subject. One is more likely to think rationally about the concept when your ...

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Should you remortgage or consider a product transfer?

by Staff Writer | Sep 23, 2019

A product transfer is an often-overlooked method to pay less on your mortgage. Switching to a better rate with your current lender is fast, ea...

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How Shari’ah (Islamic) mortgages work

by Ian Henning | Sep 6, 2019

A Shari’ah-compliant or Islamic mortgage allows you to buy property without paying interest. While this does not necessarily translate to payi...

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4 things first-time homebuyers should do

by Staff Writer | Aug 20, 2019

Buying a house is exciting, but also stressful. While house-hunting for the perfect home can be fun, it’s important to sort out the details be...

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Contractor mortgages: Ensure a successful application

by Ian Henning | May 31, 2019

Working as a UK contractor still has a lot of perks, but there are some complexities when it comes to borrowing money. Mortgage lenders often ...

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