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House shares and how to better manage  household finances

House shares are an excellent way to save money on household bills and expenditures, however it’s important to learn how to manage household finances, to avoid late bill payments and potential disagreements between housemates. If you’ve had difficulties with house shares in the past, or you’re sharing a house for the first time, these tips from icount will provide you with the best information on how to...

Banks Doing Britons a Disservice with Money Transfers

UK banks and financial institutions are notorious for the high fees and commissions, hidden charges, and regulatory constraints that they impose upon people making international currency transfers. Major UK banks like Barclays typically charges much higher fees than non-bank money transfer services across the board. With Barclays for example, the fees for a SEPA payment are £15, for an international standard...

How will the outcome of the general election affect your finances?

On April the 18th Theresa May called a snap general election that she felt would cement the Conservative position as the majority ruling party of the UK. Post-election, that Conservative majority is lost and uncertainty is abound as the party look to make a deal with the DUP to form a coalition government. What will the outcome of this election and any resulting government mean for your finances? The Conservative...

What is let property insurance?

If you have bought or otherwise come into property to let, you are effectively running a business in which the principal asset is, of course, the building and your income stream the rents you collect from your tenants. It is important to establish this essentially commercial aspect of owning let property. This is the key to understanding how and why let property insurance (or landlord’s insurance or buy to...

The best investments to make in 2017

If you’re thinking about making a move into investments this year, then the likelihood is you’ll need some advice on where to move your money. Your financial future could depend on what you invest in this year so, before you begin, here’s a handy guide on which areas are deemed to be the most lucrative. Property The key to investing in property is knowing how to balance risk and reward. It has fast become...

5 Great ways to save money on your mortgage

While taking out a mortgage is obviously ideal for purchasing property or any other big money buy, it could very plausibly put you into more debt than you have ever had. Naturally, then, it’s in your interest to relieve the financial burden of a mortgage whenever and wherever you can. In this article, we look at five ways in which you can trim your mortgage’s costs. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration...