What’s the point of saving for the future if we’ve crashed the planet?

Matthew Barrand Savings

The rise of Environmental, Social and Governance Investing. The impact companies have in terms of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors are becoming more important to investors. They are taking an interest in how their investments affect the world around them. What is the official definition of ESG? Over the last few years, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) has started …

The stamp duty holiday is ending in March!!

Matthew Barrand Mortgages, Property

With the introduction of the stamp duty holiday, the property market is booming, with sales in October up 52 per cent on last year, but property surveyors, mortgage lenders, conveyancing lawyers and local authorities are all now buckling under the sheer weight of demand. The current stamp duty holiday runs until 31st March 2021, so any house purchase will need …