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Keep calm and fix that mortgage rate, image of someone signing a mortgage contract | Crunch

Personal finance

Realistically, an increase to mortgage interest rates is likely to happen, and very soon. But let’s not panic, please, says Rob Starr.

How important are savings if you want to retire early?, image of a retiree on a bench | Crunch

Personal finance

Saving is bit of a boring word, but it's a vital part of the process if you're looking to retire early.

How to build a compounding machine, image of a tree growing out of money | Crunch

Personal finance

Building a compounding machine is an incredibly important part of achieving financial independence, but not everybody understands how to get started.

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Personal finance

If you're working through an umbrella company and looking for your perfect mortgage, we have the answer for you.

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Check out our accounting packages for sole traders and limited companies, along with our amazing free bookkeeping software.

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From understanding expenses to starting a limited company, we’ve a range of jargon-free business guides for you to download and keep.

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Work out your take-home pay, chase that unpaid invoice and calculate your IR35. Make running your business a breeze!

The aggregation of marginal gains, image of a rocket | Crunch
Personal finance

Reaching financial independence is a matter of patience, persistence, and the aggregation of marginal gains.

The three numbers that can help make you a millionaire, image of someone printing money | Crunch
Personal finance

We all know that there’s no such thing as a get rich quick scheme, but that doesn’t mean becoming a millionaire isn’t within your grasp.

How to claim the fifth Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) grant, image of someone wiping a table | Crunch
Personal finance

HMRC will allow you to apply for the fifth and final COVID-19 Self-Employed Income Support Scheme grant (SEISS) in July 2021.

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Personal finance

Crunch Mortgage Monitor is a free service for Crunch Clients and Crunch Chorus members that checks every day to see if you could save money on your mortgage.

Crunch Mortgages Succeeds Where Other Brokers Failed, image of a couple moving into a house | Crunch
Personal finance

Many freelancers, contractors, and small business owners feel unfairly penalised simply due to not taking home a regular 9-to-5 salary. We're here to help.

Critical Illness Cover and Income Protection - Crunch
Personal finance

As a contractor or freelancer, you won't have access to Sick Pay if you get ill. Income Protection or Critical Illness Cover could be the solution.

What is a Postgraduate Masters Loan - Crunch - Image of students
Personal finance

Postgraduate Master’s Loans were introduced by the government to help with course fees and living costs while you study a postgraduate master’s course.

Personal finance

Professional Indemnity insurance should be considered by any self-employed worker who is providing design, advice or specifications.

What are the tax implications of paying into a personal pension? (Image of bricklayer building a wall)
Personal finance

Whatever your business situation, there are significant tax reliefs for pension contributions available. So you can pay less tax and save for your future!

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Personal finance

We take a look at Income Protection Insurance and how it can be beneficial for the self-employed in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

Can I get a mortgage if I'm self-employed? -Image of row of houses | Crunch
Personal finance

Self-employed and struggling to get a mortgage? We share insider tips that will increase your chances of securing a mortgage.

What is a Postgraduate Masters Loan - Crunch - Image of students
Personal finance

Confused about how to go about managing your repayments? Don’t sweat, here’s all you need to know about student loan repayment when you’re self-employed.

Mortgages For Contractors: How To Prepare For Your Application, image of family moving in | Crunch
Personal finance

Missed our webinar 'Mortgages for contractors - how to prepare yourself for your application'? Don't worry - we’ve uploaded the video and slides.

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Personal finance

Executive Income Protection- A tax efficient way of protecting your income. Here's what you should know and how to make the most of it.

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Personal finance

Did you know that you could make a substantial tax saving on your premiums by taking out what is called ‘relevant life insurance’?

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