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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.

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.

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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.

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Personal finance

Being self-employed shouldn't prevent you from getting a mortgage, but is this still the case in the confusing landscape of 2020?

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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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Stay up-to-date with the latest news affecting small businesses, and network with like-minded self-employed people.

Business guides 

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!

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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.

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Personal finance

The competition watchdog, the CMA, has ordered Britain’s banks to make switching small business bank accounts easier. How effective will this be?

Personal finance

ISAs provide a simple, tax-free way to save for the future. In 2017, the government increased the annual ISA allowance from £15,240 to £20,000.

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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.

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.

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Personal finance

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

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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.

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

Thanks in part to a turbulent Brexit market and rising competition among lenders, there's never been a better time to get a remortgage.

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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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Personal finance

Ministers should consider automatically deducting pension contributions from self-employed workers through the tax system, according to a new report.

Personal finance

In this webinar, we discuss why you need small business insurance and what types of insurance you should consider.

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July 13, 2021

We received brilliant support from Luke and Karly regarding securing our first mortgage. They were both extremely helpful and very quick to respond to our questions. Given our tricky situation, myself being a contractor and my partner in full-time work it required a bit of back and forth with the lender however it was very quickly sorted and our mortgage approved. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Crunch to friends especially those who are self-employed/contractors. Thank you!

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July 10, 2021

I have taken the plunge and gone part time in a new business and have found crunch idea to take the pressure off me from a financial side . I had an outstanding call yesterday with Danielle who went above and beyond to help me and be patient due to dyslexia and lack of confidence in form filling. The way she was with me was simply outstanding, and I now have an excellent overview of how to input and generate invoices. This would not have been achieved but for this wonderfully patient client support manager thank you so much, and what I thought was going to be a clunky process has turned out to be far easier than I thought. Simply brilliant support

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