Posted by & filed under Brexit, Finance, First Time Buyer, House Hunting, Housing, Life Insurance, Lifestyle, Mortgage, Moving Experience, News Round, Politics, Property Purchase, Property Search.

You probably saw that Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England, announced a reduction of UK base rate to an all-time low of 0.25% last week. This cut was the first change to base rate since March 2009. In this blog we take a look at how the mortgage / housing industry has… Read more »

Posted by & filed under Children's Critical Illness, Critical Illness, Family Protection, Income Protection, Jessie May Trust, Life Insurance, Lifestyle, Moving Experience, News Round, Protection Insurance.

. . .  we’re going to do it all over again!!…. Moving Experience will host the Jessie May Kart Grand Prix 2016 on 22nd September. The very first Jessie May Kart Grand Prix took  place on 22nd October 2015 and, as you’ll know if you were there, we had an absolutely great night. After receiving… Read more »

Posted by & filed under Finance, Housing, Jessie May Trust, Lifestyle, Mortgage, Moving Experience, News Round, Politics.

It’s been hit and miss recently as far as weather’s concerned. Hopefully you’ve topped up the tan on the good days, and found an umbrella close to hand on the wet days!! As the exam season is finishing, and schools close their gates for 6 weeks, we’re keeping fingers crossed for sunny days when we… Read more »

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Today I’ve received several communications from clients who, following the EU Referendum last week, are asking the question ‘What Happens Now?’ Within that broader question, there are smaller details to consider … Will the number of mortgage products available reduce, will the Bank of England need to raise interest rates, will the value of houses… Read more »

Posted by & filed under Children's Critical Illness, Critical Illness, Family Income Benefit, Family Protection, Finance, Income Protection, Life Insurance, Lifestyle, Mortgage, Moving Experience, Protection Insurance.

Generally speaking, it seems that when we go on holiday we are a pretty organised bunch as far as arranging holiday insurance. ABTA reported that around 74% of us get insured before we pack the flip flops, and in this article expresses concern about the risk being taken by the remaining 26%. I’d never travel… Read more »

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I’m delighted to report that once again we have won ‘Micro Employer of the Year’ at the Bristol Post and Bath Chronicle Apprenticeship Awards. It’s such a great thing to be recognised for, and I am really proud of both Yvette, who completed her apprenticeship 2 years ago, and also Will who’s coming to the… Read more »

Posted by & filed under Critical Illness, Family Income Benefit, Income Protection, Lifestyle, Moving Experience, News Round, Protection Insurance.

You put your little ones first don’t you? All those sleepless nights as they suffer snuffles and sneezes as babies, right through to being half awake until you hear the key in the door when your precious ones return from a night out. It’s a full time job and an expensive one too. Earlier this… Read more »

Posted by & filed under Estate Agents, Finance, First Time Buyer, House Hunting, Housing, Lifestyle, Mortgage, Moving Experience, News Round, Politics, Property Purchase, Property Search.

With approximately six weeks remaining until the implementation of the higher stamp duty rates for second properties, we take a look at the potentially wide reaching implications that these changes could bring. No one knows what the impact of changes will be, but we’ll take a look at some scenarios that could play out…. From… Read more »

Posted by & filed under Estate Agents, Finance, First Time Buyer, House Hunting, Housing, Lifestyle, Mortgage, Moving Experience, Property Purchase, Property Search.

…Even if it didn’t feel that way on my journey to work today. According to our local daily paper, The Bristol Post, this city has been decreed a hot place to buy for investors in 2016, up there with Marbella and St Ives in Cornwall apparently. But is that a good thing? The story originated… Read more »

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The 1st of December is usually all about the Advent Calendar, and thinking of getting decorations down from the loft, but this year it is also notable as the date that the Government’s Help to Buy ISA scheme came into effect. First time buyers can, from today, start opening accounts that will allow them to save… Read more »