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Buying property

Property means so many things to us – a home, an investment, a retirement income. It's likely to be one of the most important purchases of your life. Read more on the best ways of paying for a property and how to manage its actual value for your future years.

Five ways to reduce the biggest costs of moving house

When you buy a property, in addition to the purchase price, there are many other costs you’ll also have to budget for. And we’re not talking a few pounds but potentially a few thousand – and this is on top of the substantial amount you’re already likely to be paying for your new home.

Should you remortgage to cut costs?

Mortgage payments are often our biggest monthly expense, so it’s worth checking to see whether you can bring costs down by switching to a different deal. There are some things to watch out for though. Here, we look at some of the pros and cons of remortgaging.

Ways to save for a property deposit

Getting on the property ladder has become a far more challenging task for would-be homebuyers given how sharply house prices have risen in many areas of the UK over recent years. But while the task of raising thousands of pounds can appear daunting, with some careful planning and plenty of financial discipline, climbing onto the first rung could happen sooner than you expect.

Learn the investment essentials

After you retire, you need to make sure you’re managing your savings effectively. One of the biggest challenges is working out what impact the pension tax rules will have on your income. The articles in this section will help you avoid making any costly mistakes.

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