Wednesday, 21 September 2016


It is all too easy to let the annual pension report and mortgage statements and investment data just accumulate in a drawer. By reviewing these at least  once a year, you can stay on top of your finances and ensure they are doing as good as possible. If you need any help with this, contact us.

Sovereign Finance 01342 313302 or

Thursday, 15 September 2016


One of the cheapest financial planning and protection tools is still term life assurance. The amount that is insured will be paid out on death at any time during the agreed term of years. It really is a must for young families where husband and wife can be covered by a single policy and get substantial cover for less than £10.00 per month.

We would be happy to provide quotes by return of e-mail. Contact us on 01342 313302 or

Monday, 5 September 2016


By survey what our clients value, and why they continue to come back to us, is our independent and unbiased advice on financial matters and mortgages, utilising our extensive knowledge and know-how gained over the last 35 plus years.

Here are a few recent client comments:

“Thank you so much for being super quick and efficient and guiding us through this. I have already recommended your services to 2 of my friends and am sure we will have some more work coming your way in the near future.”  – Mr RW and Ms NF of Kent

“Many thanks for all your patience, guidance and expertise in arranging this for us, your help is much appreciated.”  – Mr & Mrs PL of Redhill, Surrey

“Usual thanks and best wishes for excellent service.” – Mr IB of Leeds

“As ever your advice is clear and constructive; we will certainly come back to you as and when we decide to take the next step.”   – Mr & Mrs AM of Uckfield, East Sussex

Wednesday, 31 August 2016


If you have a business with even just one person on PAYE (other than yourself  if you are the director), you need to find out what you are expected to do as regards having a Workplace Pension. This has been going on since October 2012 starting with the companies with the most employees. Over the next year or so it will catch up businesses even with just an employee or two. There are pretty steep penalties for not meeting your obligations in this regard. If you have been sent your “Staging Date” (the date at which you are required to have the Workplace Pension set up and operating in your business), you should not ignore it. If you are not sure, you can check on your Staging Date by going on-line to

Monday, 22 August 2016


There are many more choices on taking your pension benefits than ever before. It is a good idea to get professional advice to help you make the decisions that best suit your plans. As the rules have changed as regards how pension benefits are treated on death, this too is something important to know about. We would be happy to assist.

Monday, 15 August 2016


It is worth keeping a check on your Financial Basics:

• M ost important! – ensuring more money comes in than goes out

Building up some cash reserves in case of an emergency (putting this cash into an ISA

   is a good plan for most)

Life assurances kept at an adequate level (basic life assurance is inexpensive for most and

   we are happy to provide quotes)

Build up some long range savings or investments, e.g. pension, property, stocks and

   shares (there are many options; feel free to discuss the options with us)

Keep your credit in good shape by always making payments on time (setting up a Direct

   Debit helps ensure you do not forget)

As you move into your 60s, look into taking out a Lasting Power of Attorney

Make a Will

Monday, 8 August 2016


Those looking to buy in the near future may benefit from the bit of a slump that has occurred following the new rules affecting Buy-to-Let properties. There was a surge in the first three months with the deadline in the higher Stamp Duty charges for Buy-to-Lets that came into force on the 6th of April. However, there is now the beginning of a slump so it is worth doing some tough negotiating.