Archive for 2009

Unsuspecting Business People Refinance Banks

Monday, December 21st, 2009

A pre-budget report just before an election is never going to be too painful. If we expected anything other than vote winning ideas we were unrealistic in our expectations. Such was my lack of interest; I avoided doing any of my normal phone ins and newspaper/website contributions and went to watch Snow Patrol with the […]

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Pensions and overseas banks leading the way for business finance

Friday, December 18th, 2009

My bank is telling me that it is still very active in lending in the commercial market but they are not supporting me and my commercial finance broker is struggling to assist me with my business finance. Are banks really being more relaxed with their lending or is this all hype?

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£28,876 Cost To Use An Estate Agent Financial Adviser

Monday, December 14th, 2009

Buying a home, and in turn ascertaining which are the best financial solutions for your family is rated one of the most stressful scenarios you can possibly go through. It is most amazing the sales tricks that are applied by salesmen at estate agents who now seem to be ‘financial advisers’. In a number of recent scenarios we have heard of estate agents insisting that customers see their mortgage adviser before they are allowed to view a property, a highly dubious if not illegal practise that could be costing customers and homeowners’ families tens of thousands of pounds.

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Warning to Cornish shoppers not to get wrapped up in debt

Sunday, December 13th, 2009

Cornish shoppers are been warned against getting wrapped up in debt this Christmas. Spending on plastic is expected to exceed £20 billion in December and an award-winning independent financial adviser believes people should take care.

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Who’s behind petrol prices?

Friday, December 4th, 2009

‘Oil sharks sit off Brixham coast’. ‘Dear oh dear’ I thought as I passed the newsagent window. And like most of these things I yawned and resigned myself to that old saying ‘it’s like that déjà vu all over again’. So is there any credence to the fact that bad boys are sitting off the coast ripping us off? I can’t believe I am even giving this space but here goes: Firstly, when oil was driven to $147 last year the resulting petrol price (which was blamed on oil) was less than it is today. Crude oil is priced at $77.07 today. (1) Explain that then.

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Advice for Lottery Winners

Friday, November 20th, 2009

£45.5 million. That surely is a good Saturday morning reading when you pick up your lottery winnings. But it isn’t all plain sailing as some of you might think! Consider the problems Les and Samantha, the lottery winners now have. There may be some mild sarcasm to follow.

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Worldwide come top in mystery shopper challenge

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

An award-winning Cornish firm of independent financial advisers has received further praise after coming top in a mystery shopper campaign.


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Out of a Recession?

Friday, November 13th, 2009

What do you think of the introduction of a further £15billion in quantitative easing? Ideally it would have been preferable for no more capital injection to be required. As all this capital makes its way into the system, confidence rises and the tail of the whip becomes more and more likely to be inflation. That inflation is harder to control as the Bank of England cannot simply sell its gilts back or increase interest rates.

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National recognition for Chandlers Ford financial planner

Monday, November 9th, 2009

A certified financial planner from Hampshire has beaten off strong competition to claim second place in a national financial planning competition. Barry Newton, who is senior financial planner at Worldwide Financial Planning in Chandlers Ford, came second in the Inheritance Tax category in the annual Financial Planner Awards.


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Who Should Write Your Will – Solicitor or Will Writer?

Friday, November 6th, 2009

I read your article which explained that putting assets into trust was not a way to get around care costs. My will writer advised me of a ruling that says that Local Authorities cannot recover assets placed in Trust providing they were transferred more than 6 months before the claimant was placed into care. Is this true?

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