Money blog

Latest blogs

The importance of being FCA compliant

Date: 12 January 2021

By:

What do I need to complete my tax return?

Date: 7 January 2021

By:

COVID 19: How to keep your business afloat through winter

Date: 7 January 2021

By:

A sole trader considers a map of the world
Blog

Ten tips for sole traders expanding business abroad

Expanding overseas can increase your reach, turnover and reputation but it is not without risk. Discover ten tips for sole traders to expand successfully abroad.

Date: 29 October 2020 By:

Close-up of a hand stamping a loan application with the word approved
Blog

Four loan options for those with a poor credit rating

Having a low credit score or poor credit rating doesn't mean you can't get a loan. Here are four loan options to consider.

Date: 14 October 2020 By:

A happy, older couple receive financial planning advice
Blog

How financial advice aids emotional wellbeing

COVID-19 concerns have meant that financial and emotional wellbeing are inextricably linked. We look at the benefits of receiving financial advice.

Date: 13 October 2020 By:

Closing down sign on the door of a high street payday lender
Blog

2020: Another bad year for payday lenders?

The last few years has seen several major payday lenders close their doors for the last time. Will 2020 be any different?

Date: 30 September 2020 By:

A pile of unpaid bills sits on a table
Blog

Repaying your debts: different ways of consolidating debt

If you are struggling to pay your debts, you might consider consolidating your debts. But which debt consolidation option is right for you? We outline some of the options.

Date: 21 September 2020 By:

A businessman applies for an online loan
Blog

The difference between payday and instalment loans

Different loans will have different lending requirements and terms. Discover the difference between a payday and instalment loan.

Date: 22 June 2020 By:

Hands of a businessman holding a tree growing on golden coins
Blog

Ethical Investing – Why it might be right for you in 2020

Has COVID-19 make you rethink your approach to business and investment? Discover why 2020 could be the year you start your ethical portfolio.

Date: 23 April 2020 By:

A young couple move in together, after pooling their financial resources to buy a house.
Blog

Managing your shared financial future

Legal & General surveyed more than 1,000 Britons to get their take on sharing their finances, and what may be changing with younger generations.

Date: 19 March 2020 By:

A small business owner worries about the impact of currency fluctuations on his firm’s operations.
Blog

What does forex volatility mean for UK businesses?

Market volatility has always been something UK businesses have had to contend with, but Brexit caused unprecedented uncertainty. Is the end in sight?

Date: 21 January 2020 By:

A businessman pitches for funding to a group of business investors.
Blog

Getting your start-up’s investment pitch right

Every stage of a start-up needs a different funding pitch. Here's what investors are looking for at each phase of your business’ development.

Date: 11 December 2019 By:

A woman in her 20s does freelance work remotely on her laptop from a coffee shop.
Blog

How members of Generation Z make their money

The 9-5 commute is well and truly on its way out. Why the latest entrants to the job market see flexible working and freelance hustling as the future.

Date: 26 November 2019 By:

A businesswoman happily holds up the keys to her new car, after getting car finance despite a poor credit score.
Blog

Getting a car loan with a bad credit score

Having a poor credit rating can be frustrating - but you still have options when it comes to financing a car purchase. What to bear in mind.

Date: 13 November 2019 By:

Two building developers discuss their business plans for the construction site they are purchasing with a bridging loan
Blog

Bridging loans for building developers: the pros and cons

Sometimes building developers need a short-term loan at short notice. A bridging loan might help - providing you're aware of all the pros and cons.

Date: 20 September 2019 By:

A young excited couple move into their first home after buying it using Right to Buy.
Blog

Right To Buy mortgages explained

Council tenants who qualify for Right to Buy could find their path to home ownership is a lot smoother - but it doesn’t solve every problem.

Date: 29 August 2019 By:

A small team celebrates successfully launching their food business
Blog

Five things your start up needs to succeed

Starting a business is exciting and challenging but getting these five things in place can significantly improve your chances of success.

Date: 21 August 2019 By:

A shocked male entrepreneur checks his business credit score online and calls to get answers.
Blog

Do you know your business credit score?

Your business credit score might affect the terms of any future loans - and whether you can get one at all. But do you know how to find yours out?

Date: 19 August 2019 By:

An architect puts the finishing touches to a model building - planned construction project.
Blog

Three ways to finance your new construction project

Raising funds for building projects can be tricky - not least because you're selling something that doesn't exist yet. Three smart finance options.

Date: 9 July 2019 By:

What does the * mean?

If a link has a * this means it is an affiliate link. To find out more, see our FAQs.