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Guide to Right to Buy

Guide to Right to Buy

Right to Buy allows most council tenants to buy their council home at a discount.

Latest adviser guides from all sections of FTAdviser

  1. Guide to Income Drawdown post-Budget

    Guide to Income Drawdown post-Budget

    It is vital that advisers understand what options could be available for their clients next year.

  2. Guide to Split Capital Investment Trusts

    Guide to Split Capital Investment Trusts

    This guide looks at how split capital investment trusts work, the pros and cons of the vehicle and the regulatory stance in 2014.

  3. Guide to Fees Disclosure

    Guide to Fees Disclosure

    The RDR, implemented at the beginning of 2013, introduced new disclosure requirements to make sure consumers understand what they are paying for.

  4. Guide to Let-to-Buy

    Guide to Let-to-Buy

    Sometimes it is not always possible, or desirable, to sell your own home at the exact same time you want to buy another.

  5. Guide to Financial Services Compensation Scheme

    Guide to Financial Services Compensation Scheme

    The FSCS is the UK’s compensation fund of last resort for customers of authorised financial services firms.

  6. Guide to Divorce and Protection

    Guide to Divorce and Protection

    Many people who are divorcing will deliberate over housing arrangements, maintenance payments and pensions.

  7. Guide to Risk-Rated, Targeted and Managed funds

    Guide to Risk-Rated, Targeted and Managed funds

    Risk-defined funds provide investors and advisers with a firm indication of the level of risk they are aiming to take.

  8. Guide to Critical Illness

    Guide to Critical Illness

    Historically, cover has paid 100 per cent of the amount of cover on diagnosis of a specified illness.

  9. Guide to Fixed Income Funds

    Guide to Fixed Income Funds

    Fixed income is a term that refers to any type of investment under which the borrower or issuer is obliged to make payments of a fixed amount at...read more

  10. Guide to High Loan-to-Value Mortgages

    Guide to High Loan-to-Value Mortgages

    The market has improved over the last 12 months for first-time buyers who are unable to put down a large deposit.

Latest adviser guides from Pensions

  1. Guide to Income Drawdown post-Budget

    Guide to Income Drawdown post-Budget

    It is vital that advisers understand what options could be available for their clients next year.

  2. Guide to Pension Charges

    Guide to Pension Charges

    The longer the pension plan has been in place, the wider the variation in charges can be.

  3. Guide to Funding Long-term Care

    Guide to Funding Long-term Care

    It is all too easy for people to ignore care costs until they are faced with the reality of paying for care for themselves or a loved one.

  4. Guide to Budget 2014

    Guide to Budget 2014

    Chancellor George Osborne boasted tax changes to benefit “the makers, the doers, and the savers”.

  5. Guide to Pensions Lifetime Allowance

    Guide to Pensions Lifetime Allowance

    The lifetime allowance is a limit on the value of schemes that can be crystallised without tax being applied.

  6. Guide to Pension Transfers

    Guide to Pension Transfers

    A pension transfer is when someone moves the cash value of their current pension to another pension.

  7. Guide to Enhanced Annuities

    Guide to Enhanced Annuities

    Standard lifetime annuities pay a guaranteed income for life, but the market has faced criticism over low rates.

  8. Guide to Flexible Drawdown

    Guide to Flexible Drawdown

    As the name suggests, flexible drawdown gives investors greater freedom, removing the cap on the income they can take.

  9. Guide to Pensions and Divorce

    Guide to Pensions and Divorce

    Pension rights form part of a person’s assets when it comes to divorce settlements.

  10. Guide to Retirement Income

    Guide to Retirement Income

    Annuities are not the only option, as drawdown and the third way products may be more suitable for many clients.

Latest adviser guides from Mortgages

  1. Guide to Let-to-Buy

    Guide to Let-to-Buy

    Sometimes it is not always possible, or desirable, to sell your own home at the exact same time you want to buy another.

  2. Guide to High Loan-to-Value Mortgages

    Guide to High Loan-to-Value Mortgages

    The market has improved over the last 12 months for first-time buyers who are unable to put down a large deposit.

  3. Guide to Multiple Buy-to-let

    Guide to Multiple Buy-to-let

    Getting the best multiple buy-to-let deal for your client is far from a simple case of searching for the cheapest rate.

  4. Guide to Commercial Mortgages

    Guide to Commercial Mortgages

    A commercial mortgage is the same in its concept as a residential mortgage, but is secured on a commercial property.

  5. Guide to Mortgages and Divorce

    Guide to Mortgages and Divorce

    The two main options are to sell the property and split the proceeds or change the borrower on the mortgage deeds.

  6. Guide to Mortgage Payment Protection Insurance

    Guide to Mortgage Payment Protection Insurance

    For many, MPPI is still a very worthwhile policy to have.

  7. Guide to Mortgage Market Review

    Guide to Mortgage Market Review

    The mortgage market is about to become more tightly regulated than ever before.

  8. Guide to Long-Term Fix Mortgages

    Guide to Long-Term Fix Mortgages

    Shorter-term fixed rates have always been the more popular choice among consumers.

  9. Guide to Bridging Loans

    Guide to Bridging Loans

    As with any bridge, it is vital to spot the exit and know how your client will get there.

  10. Guide to Help to Buy Mortgages

    Guide to Help to Buy Mortgages

    For the property market to flourish, people must be able to set foot on all rungs of the property ladder.

Latest adviser guides from Insurance

  1. Guide to Divorce and Protection

    Guide to Divorce and Protection

    Many people who are divorcing will deliberate over housing arrangements, maintenance payments and pensions.

  2. Guide to Selling Income Protection

    Guide to Selling Income Protection

    Anyone who is working should consider how they would manage financially if they were unable to work.

  3. Guide to Funding Long-term Care

    Guide to Funding Long-term Care

    It is all too easy for people to ignore care costs until they are faced with the reality of paying for care for themselves or a loved one.

  4. Guide to Family Protection

    Guide to Family Protection

    Most families would have to cut costs to survive in the event of the main breadwinner falling ill or dying prematurely.

  5. Guide to Mortgage Payment Protection Insurance

    Guide to Mortgage Payment Protection Insurance

    For many, MPPI is still a very worthwhile policy to have.

  6. Guide to Writing Insurance Policies in Trust

    Guide to Writing Insurance Policies in Trust

    A trust is a legal means that allows a gift to be made to someone without giving them control over the asset.

  7. Guide to Critical Illness

    Guide to Critical Illness

    A critical illness policy pays out a lump sum if a customer is diagnosed with one of a number of listed illnesses.

  8. Guide to Selling Protection

    Guide to Selling Protection

    The UK population is generally under-protected, but what do advisers need to know in their quest to sell policies to wary clients?

  9. Guide to Income Protection

    Guide to Income Protection

    Income protection makes sure you can meet your financial commitments if you are unable to work.

Latest adviser guides from Investments

  1. Guide to Split Capital Investment Trusts

    Guide to Split Capital Investment Trusts

    This guide looks at how split capital investment trusts work, the pros and cons of the vehicle and the regulatory stance in 2014.

  2. Guide to Risk-Rated, Targeted and Managed funds

    Guide to Risk-Rated, Targeted and Managed funds

    Risk-defined funds provide investors and advisers with a firm indication of the level of risk they are aiming to take.

  3. Guide to Fixed Income Funds

    Guide to Fixed Income Funds

    Fixed income is a term that refers to any type of investment under which the borrower or issuer is obliged to make payments of a fixed amount at...read more

  4. Guide to UK Equity Income funds

    Guide to UK Equity Income funds

    The IMA UK Equity Income sector was created in 2010 as a merger of Equity Income and Equity Income and Growth sectors.

  5. Guide to Budget 2014

    Guide to Budget 2014

    Chancellor George Osborne boasted tax changes to benefit “the makers, the doers, and the savers”.

  6. Guide to Exchange-Traded Products

    Guide to Exchange-Traded Products

    Since the first ETP launched in 1993, the industry has undergone tremendous growth.

  7. Guide to Enterprise Investment Schemes

    Guide to Enterprise Investment Schemes

    The Enterprise Investment Scheme is a government initiative designed to help smaller higher-risk companies.

  8. Guide to Mixed Investments and Balanced Managed

    Guide to Mixed Investments and Balanced Managed

    For many years the Investment Management Association sought to classify funds using definitions of risk.

  9. Guide to Energy Investing in the 21st Century

    Guide to Energy Investing in the 21st Century

    As you read this guide on an electronic device, look around you and realise just how many things require energy to work.

Latest adviser guides from Regulation

  1. Guide to Fees Disclosure

    Guide to Fees Disclosure

    The RDR, implemented at the beginning of 2013, introduced new disclosure requirements to make sure consumers understand what they are paying for.

  2. Guide to Inducements and Managing Conflicts

    Guide to Inducements and Managing Conflicts

    The RDR was supposed to bring an end to accusations that advisers were swayed by provider’s cash.

  3. Guide to Regulation Post-FSA

    Guide to Regulation Post-FSA

    Since the beginning of April 2013 three new regulatory bodies have taken over the supervision of UK financial services.

  4. Guide to Picking a Platform Post-RDR

    Guide to Picking a Platform Post-RDR

    Platform pricing guidance has yet to be delivered by the new financial authorities.

  5. Guide to the Mortgage Advice Market post-MMR

    Guide to the Mortgage Advice Market post-MMR

    With the publication of the final Mortgage Market Review rules, a clearer picture is emerging of how mortgage advice will be affected.

  6. Guide to FSA visits

    Guide to FSA visits

    Like all good boy scouts, smart advisers know it pays to be prepared for anything when the FSA visits.

  7. Guide to passing exams - part 2

    Guide to passing exams - part 2

    There are testing times ahead. This is part two of our guide to passing examinations.

  8. Guide to passing exams - part 1

    Guide to passing exams - part 1

    With a little over a year until the requirement to hold QCF level four qualification comes into force, how do you make sure you pass an examination...read more

  9. Guide to the compensation scheme

    Guide to the compensation scheme

    The Financial Services Compensation Scheme steps in to help consumers when a firm goes bust.

Latest adviser guides from IFA Industry

  1. Guide to Fees Disclosure

    Guide to Fees Disclosure

    The RDR, implemented at the beginning of 2013, introduced new disclosure requirements to make sure consumers understand what they are paying for.

  2. Guide to Risk-Rated, Targeted and Managed funds

    Guide to Risk-Rated, Targeted and Managed funds

    Risk-defined funds provide investors and advisers with a firm indication of the level of risk they are aiming to take.

  3. Guide to Listing Your Business Online

    Guide to Listing Your Business Online

    How do advisers make sure their details appear near the top of search results?

  4. Guide to Funding Long-term Care

    Guide to Funding Long-term Care

    It is all too easy for people to ignore care costs until they are faced with the reality of paying for care for themselves or a loved one.

  5. Guide to Making the Most of Isas

    Guide to Making the Most of Isas

    An Individual Savings Account (Isa) is a type of financial product available to tax residents of the UK.

  6. Guide to Cash Flow Modelling

    Guide to Cash Flow Modelling

    Cash flow modelling in its simplest form is a process of measuring a client’s wealth by assessing their income and outgoings.

  7. Guide to Pensions Lifetime Allowance

    Guide to Pensions Lifetime Allowance

    The lifetime allowance is a limit on the value of schemes that can be crystallised without tax being applied.

  8. Guide to Inducements and Managing Conflicts

    Guide to Inducements and Managing Conflicts

    The RDR was supposed to bring an end to accusations that advisers were swayed by provider’s cash.

  9. Guide to Mortgage Market Review

    Guide to Mortgage Market Review

    The mortgage market is about to become more tightly regulated than ever before.

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