Author Archives: Mark Dyason

Your complete 2021/22 end of tax year guide

The 2021/22 tax year ends on Monday 5 April 2022. This is the date when many allowances reset, and it could be your last opportunity to make use of some of them. Keeping track of how you’ve used your allowances … Continue reading

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5 perks of protection cover that you may not realise you have

Alongside the well-known benefits of products such as life insurance or income protection, you may not realise that you also have access to a range of other perks as part of your cover. From being able to add your children … Continue reading

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Is it possible to make a listed home energy-efficient?

The UK government has set some ambitious targets to combat climate change, most notably to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. However, this pledge may contain a gaping oversight: the issue of energy-efficient housing. According to the National … Continue reading

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5 ways a mortgage broker can help you get accepted for a deal

2021 has been a tumultuous year for the housing market, seeing a flurry of activity among buyers and setting new records for average house prices. Yet despite this growth, research from bridging finance lender KSEYE published in FTAdviser shows that … Continue reading

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What is a heat pump, and is it worth getting one for your home?

Heat pumps have become a big talking point over the past couple of months as a great option for heating your home.

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What’s next in store for house prices in 2021 and 2022?

2021 has been a record-breaking year for house prices. In the year up to September when data was last available, the UK House Price Index recorded average prices having risen 11.8% across the UK.

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How could changes in interest rates affect you moving forwards?

After 18 months of low interest rates across the economy, there finally appears to be some upward movement in mortgage rates.

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5 of the best Scottish authors to discover for Book Week Scotland

Scotland is home to some of the greatest writers of all time. And, with Book Week Scotland running from 15 November to 21 November, there’s never been a better time to read some of their fantastic work.

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Could a UK holiday buy-to-let property be a good investment?

If you’re looking to become a landlord in some capacity, a UK holiday buy-to-let (BTL) may currently present a good opportunity for you to derive income from property. This is because the available number of holiday BTL mortgage deals has … Continue reading

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Mortgage rates fall to record lows – but you need to act fast

As the so-called “mortgage wars” rage on, you may be wondering how you can make the most of the competitive mortgage deals currently on offer. Interest rates have continued to drop during 2021, as lenders have attempted to compete and … Continue reading

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