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Managing your household bills

Managing household bills is essential for financial stability. Council tax, based on property size and location, requires regular payment. Insurance, including contents and life insurance, safeguards belongings and family. Monitoring water, gas, and electricity usage helps reduce costs, while evaluating phone/internet packages ensures competitive rates. TV ownership necessitates a TV License. Direct debits streamline bill payments, including additional expenses like mobile bills and insurance.

The 6 stages of buying a home

The homebuying process is made up of six stages, here we take you through them. We will guide you through the process of buying your first home, and you’ll be opening the front door sooner than you thought.

5 ways to improve your credit score

Your credit score is very important. You may understand why it is necessary to monitor and improve it, but you’re probably wondering how. Here are our top tips to increase your credit score.

What is a credit report?

One of the most important first steps in your home buying journey is understanding your credit score, and the steps you can take to improve it. Here we breakdown exactly what a credit report is.

Conducting a financial health check

A financial health check is a report of your financial status and steps you can take to improve your finances. Many banks and building societies offer this service for free, but they are often tailored to promote their financial products.

Why buy? 5 great reasons to own a home

Buying a home ensures your payments build equity rather than benefiting a landlord, potentially leading to profit if house prices rise. Upon mortgage completion, you own the home, increasing your disposable income. Ownership grants freedom in decorating and pet choices, and eliminates landlord eviction risks, though compulsory purchase orders are rare.

Boost your deposit: tips for first time buyers

Read our tips on how to stretch your money further and save for your new home deposit.

What is the First Homes Scheme?

First Time Buyer? You could get a 30% discount on your new home!

Questions to ask when viewing a property

Read our list of questions for you to ask your new home builder or estate agent when you view the property.

Why buy a new build?

What are the benefits of buying a new build home, over a period or pre-lived in property?

What is Shared Ownership?

Are you wondering if the Shared Ownership scheme is right for you? Confused as to what Shared Ownership means? We break down the key things you need to know.

10 tips for buying a new build home

Even though there are many advantages to buying a newly built home over an existing one, the process can still be fraught with risk. So we’ve put together our top 10 tips for making the process go as smoothly – and successfully – as possible.