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How Your Self Employed Staff Could Get You Into Trouble

When your company is small and you’re moving from one-man-band into a properly structured company, it can be tempting to hire people who are Self Employed rather than making them employees of your own company. The main reason is not having to run payroll and take care of their taxes, sick pay and holiday entitlements. […]

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Good News For Self-Employed Business Owners Trying To Get A Mortgage?

There are 4.75 million self-employed people in the UK, according to the Office For National Statistics.  This number has grown steadily and shows no sign of slowing down.  It’s more important than ever that we talk about those Self-Employed business owners who try (and fail) to get a mortgage. Do you know what? I think […]

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How to Choose the Perfect Property

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House prices are climbing. With the demand for properties rising and the supply of new build homes still falling short, quality homes are scarce. Many houses don’t linger on the market for long – so when you stumble over a great-looking home, how do you quickly decide that it’s the right property for you before […]

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Inheritance Tax and Probate Fees?!

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Peter Walker recently reported for the Financial Times, that the Ministry of Justice had plans to introduce new probate fees. Fees that will really hit those homeowners with plenty of assets but little cash. If this is you, you’ll need to either raise the cash to pay off these fees, or hope your loved ones […]

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Bank of England releases £150bn. What does this mean?

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Another possible signal of reduction in interest rates. The Bank of England has released the banks from a requirement to hold £5.7bn of capital as a protection against downturns. I want to put this into plain language and make it easy for people to digest. Basically, this will see that banks have more available funds… […]

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Mortgage Success for Joe & Sarah (King of the Booth)

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I received a recommendation to help Joe and Sarah who own and run King of the Booth. 3 months later and they have the mortgage they were desperate for. If you want to talk to the self-employed mortgage expert, you can find me, Gary Das, here on facebook. Here’s Joe and Sarah’s story. Joe and […]

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Types of Life Insurance

types of life insurance

There are several different types of Life Insurance that are available to you: they’re not all as complex as they sound. Below we’ve created a quick guide to the main types of Life Insurance that are available to you, but bear in mind that your own policy will be specifically customised to your circumstances. Contacting […]

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What Happened to Self-Cert Mortgages?

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Every week we get enquiries here at Active Brokers from self-employed people desperately searching for self-cert mortgages, we always help them in the best way we can: explain why so called ‘liar loans’ are no longer an option, and advise them what they need to do to get the mortgage they are hunting for. What […]

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Getting Proof of Income – Self-Employed Mortgages

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Since the new year our refocus on self-employed individuals and their mortgages has really taken off, we’re helping so many people find the mortgage/s they need to suit their circumstances whether re-mortgaging, purchasing, buy to let or even using a large portfolio of properties as security against an existing mortgage when there is no guaranteed […]

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Business Strategy 2016 – Reduce Sick Leave

business strategy 2016: reduce sick leave

While we’re only 6 days into 2016, Active Brokers had been busy preparing for the New Year since early December. We’re excited to announce new systems, goals and a business strategy coming into play. We’ve had a busy year expanding into mortgages, commercial and business insurance. Along the way we’ve picked up a lot of tips that you […]

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