Gas prices: the latest worry for tired consumers

September 22,2021 - Furnley House

Gas prices: the latest worry for tired consumers Rising gas prices and energy companies going bust is the latest financial worry. Industry group Oil & Gas UK has said wholesale prices for gas had increased by 250% since January – with a 70% rise since August. We all need gas, whether it is to run our homes, to keep our grocery stores open and hospitals running, and a significant price

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Furnley House to provide ‘plantable’ books from Willsow to thank Leicester school for charity drive school for charity drive

May 21,2021 - Furnley House

Furnley House, a leading Leicestershire independent financial adviser has donated plantable children’s books from Willsow to St Patrick’s School in Leicester. The firm’s charitable organisation, The Furnley House Foundation, has provided all 223 students at the St Patricks Catholic Voluntary Academy school with a book as a thank you for the generous donations made for its Christmas Shoebox Appeal last year where the children donated supplies of toiletries, clothes, food

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Government-backed mortgage scheme launches

April 22,2021 - Kevin Dunn

Government-backed mortgage scheme launches Mortgage lenders are now offering the new government-backed mortgage deal, launched to help those with a 5% deposit to buy a home and get on the property ladder. The availability of the new mortgages comes as UK house prices hit record high levels. According to the Office for National Statistics house prices increased by 8.5% in 2020, reaching a record high of £252,000. This surge in

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Budget 2021

March 03,2021 - Furnley House

Budget 2021: our view on what it means for  personal finances Today, Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered his Budget, setting out the government’s tax and spending plans and forecasts for the UK economy. There were probably more eyes focussed on the Chancellor delivering his 2021 Budget than ever before. A year into the Covid pandemic, finances across the country have been severely damaged with a record £270bn borrowed by the government

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ISA Deadline: Monday 5th April 2021

February 25,2021 - John Woolhouse

Whether you are an experienced investor or you are starting to save and invest for the first time, we are here to help you get the most from your 2020/2021 ISA allowance. With just five weeks left until the end of this tax year, now is a good time to get organised if you want to avoid missing the 5th April deadline. An ISA is the shortened name for Individual

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Niche Business Awards 2020: winners revealed

January 27,2021 - Furnley House

Finally, the much-anticipated Niche Business Awards 2020 ceremony, was able to take place last night revealing the winners of the toughest year in business in recent times. The popular event, which normally takes place on the first Friday in September every year, was pushed back to Friday, January 21, 2021 due to coronavirus. With nothing usual about this year and last, the occasion took on a brand new format as

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Mortgage interest rate drop; Now could be the time to remortgage.

January 21,2021 - Kevin Dunn

After the Coronavirus pandemic began in the UK in March 2020, The Bank of England cut its interest to 0.1% to support the economy, and the rate has not yet moved from this historic low. Over recent months, we have seen very low mortgage interest rates being offered to borrowers who own at least 35% or more of the value of their home. This means for some people, remortgaging now

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The Covid crisis: Is now the time to retire?

January 14,2021 - George Simpson

For many people, the Covid pandemic has strained working situations, brought unexpected redundancies and has changed expectations for the future. For those approaching retirement in this situation, the question they are asking is: do I have enough money saved to be able to stop working and retire now? How much money do I need in retirement? How much money you need to have saved in order to retire is based

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What’s happened to all the toilet paper?

March 11,2020 - John Woolhouse

Our blog is for your general interest. Whether or not it applies to your current financial position, please feel free to share it with friends, family, or colleagues who may be interested. What’s happened to all the toilet paper? In our previous blog we talked about how the Coronavirus outbreak was impacting markets. Just a few days later, and as if worrying about the potential impact of Covid-19 wasn’t enough,

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