Income Protection: Keeping you on the straight and narrow

FFS Income ProtectionWe wish we could predict the future, but we can’t. No one knows what’s looming around the corner. One day, you may be in work and the next your company may fall into administration. Unexpected situations like this may leave you struggling to keep up with your mortgage repayments and make ends meet. But one way to stay on the straight and narrow is by taking out Income Protection insurance. (more…)

Should Life Insurance be your New Year’s resolution?

Yes, it should.

Every New Year we all jot down a list of resolutions that we intend on sticking to for the upcoming year ahead. These are usually resolutions that might help us to be more active, lose weight or help our finances, but shouldn’t we do something a bit more practical and something that could really benefit the future should the worst happen? Say, taking out Life insurance?

That’s why First Financial Solutions recommend life insurance be your 2018 resolution!

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Top tips for first-time buyers

On November 2nd, the Bank of England raised interest rates from 0.25% to 0.5%, the first rise for over a decade. According to UK Finance, 2.6 million first-time buyers will be experiencing their first ever rate rise following last week’s events. We understand, the idea of a rise may seem daunting, we get it, but the rise shouldn’t put you off purchasing a property. There are still some great deals to be had, and whilst we’ve just had a rate increase, there really is only one way that rates are going to go .. and that is up!

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Is commercial property the new buy-to-let?

In the last three years, the number of buy-to-let landlords who have turned their hand to commercial property investment has tripled, this news comes just three months before the newer and tougher tax regime for buy-to-let properties comes into full force, which is likely to result in thousands of landlords falling into loss-making territory. (more…)

Not just business – it’s personal

There are 5.4 million companies in the UK and more than 90% have less than ten employees. That is a large chunk of businesses within which success and failure is resting on a limited number of people. If you own or work in a small business, you’ll probably recognise the increased workload and mad rush when someone is off unexpectedly for a few days.  (more…)