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News and Stories 16 May 2023

Mental Health Awareness Week 2023

Everyone experiences anxiety at some point in their life.Whether it’s a student feeling nervous about exams, a couple as they stand at the altar or someone that’s struggling to pay their utility bills, anxiety comes in all shapes and sizes.However,…

News and Stories 27 Apr 2023

First round of Cost of Living Payments – are you eligible?

From today until 17th May, millions of households across the UK will be receiving the £301 first round of Cost-of-Living payments.Following the initial £650 payment received by more than eight million people last year, the Government are providing a further…

News and Stories 26 Apr 2023

Stop Food Waste Day – 26 April

Starting in the USA in 2017, Stop Food Waste Day is now recognised all over the world and this year, it’s taking place on Wednesday 26 April.The factsAccording to The Felix Project, a London-based food redistribution charity, the UK wastes…

News and Stories 24 Apr 2023

National Stalking Awareness Week

To mark National Stalking Awareness Week, taking place 24-28 April, we’re highlighting how people can exploit digital channels to stalk and control others and the signs to look out for.What is cyberstalking?Most of us will be aware of stalking and…

News and Stories 21 Apr 2023

Stress Awareness Month

Stress Awareness Month takes place across April every year, with anxiety being the theme for 2023. It was created in 1992 to raise awareness about the causes and remedies for stress as a whole and, in turn, attempt to remove…

News and Stories 20 Feb 2023

How to protect yourself against a mortgage rate rise

We’ve put together some information on how you can protect yourself against rises in mortgage rates. The first thing to check is what type of mortgage you’re on (if you don’t know this already). The effect of an interest rate…

News and Stories 20 Feb 2023

Council tax – what support is out there and where to find it

Millions of households are expected to face an increase in their council tax bill from April.As reported by the BBC[1], the County Councils Network (CCN) found three-quarters of English councils with social care duties that have published budget details are…

News and Stories 15 Dec 2022

Get your finances back on track in 2023

Whether you’ve got debts to pay off or want to begin putting any spare cash aside each month, we’ve put some tips together to help you on the road to your financial goal in 2023.A New Year’s resolution can often…

News and Stories 13 Oct 2022

Helping you prepare for rising interest rates

Interest rates can have an impact on a wide range of areas including mortgages, borrowing, pensions and savings. The Bank of England sets the bank rate (or ‘base rate’) for the UK, which is currently 2.25%.

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