Category: Blogs

23 Feb
later life lending

Quick Guide to Later Life Lending

Later life lending is the umbrella term for any mortgage product aimed at homeowners over the age of 55. The flexibility of these mortgage solutions makes them suitable for various purposes, such as: Offering a feasible alternative to utilising other assets. Providing a means to supplement retirement income. Unlocking capital for various purposes such as […]

09 Feb

Unlocking Success: A Guide to Holiday Let Investments

Embarking on the journey of owning and managing holiday lets presents an exciting opportunity for individuals seeking to enter the world of short-term property rentals. In this guide, we’ll take you through a step-by-step approach on how to purchase a holiday let property, secure insurance, find the right mortgage using reputable brokers like Impact Specialist […]

30 Jan

Tips for maintaining a good credit score

When applying for a mortgage, your credit score is one of the most important measures of your financial health. It tells lenders how responsibly you use credit. The better your score, the easier you will find it to be approved for new loans, as well as your ability to successfully get a mortgage. However, your […]

18 Nov

Buildings & Contents Insurance

If you own your own home, you will want to protect it, and your belongings, with buildings and contents insurance. You’ll need to have buildings insurance in place to ensure you can pay for any necessary repairs, should your home suffer any damage. Depending on your lender and your circumstances, buildings insurance is usually a […]

08 Nov

Importance of Making a Will

Writing a Will or updating an existing one should be considered whenever there is a significant life event. You may want to review your Will when you have a child, when you get married, when you retire or when you purchase a property. For many people, buying a house is likely to be the biggest […]

26 Oct

The Value of Protection

Protection insurance is a crucial safety net for consumers, offering financial security and peace of mind in the face of life’s uncertainties. From unexpected illnesses to unfortunate accidents, protection insurance provides a range of options designed to safeguard individuals and their families. Here are some key types of protection insurance to consider: Whole of Life […]

20 Oct

Overcoming Credit Hurdles

In a world where financial stability plays a pivotal role in our lives, your credit history holds immense significance. It can be the key to unlocking opportunities, such as securing a mortgage for your dream home. However, what happens when your credit history is tarnished with blips and blemishes? Does that mean you can never […]

05 Oct

The Buy-to-Let Dilemma

This is a challenging period for individuals considering property investments for rental purposes. With rising mortgage rates, less favourable tax conditions, and stricter regulations, the financial calculations are no longer as enticing for many prospective landlords. While the demand for rental properties remains high, it’s premature to write off the market entirely; it still shows […]

27 Sep

Unlocking Your Home’s Hidden Value

It’s been two years since the rising cost of living became a major concern for all of us. Unfortunately, it seems like this challenge will stick around for a while. As consumers, you’ve probably noticed the immediate effects, like more people relying on food banks. But there are also some longer-term consequences that are starting […]

18 Sep

Complex Income Mortgages

UK mortgage borrowers who are self-employed and/or have complex income sources, such as dividend income, or partnership in a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP), often encounter significant challenges when seeking a mortgage. These issues stem from the traditional lending criteria used by mortgage providers, which may not adequately cater to the unique financial circumstances of these […]