Homes in the Cotswald, UK

Number of over-70s arranging mortgages rises 75%

The number of over-70s taking out mortgages has increased by 75 per cent to 16,000 in the past five years.

According to the financial website, 16,000 people in their 70s have arranged a new mortgage deal for their home since 2012. They now account for nearly a fifth of all lending to the over-55s, a jump from 1 in 10 just five years ago.Read more

Couple making a digital will

Should you get a digital will?

In the pre-internet day, death was a relatively simple affair. The belongings of the deceased would be sorted through, boxed up, and divided among family and friends to act as a tangible reminder of a life. A will, often called a “Last Will and Testament”, is a legal document that allows a person to give instructions on what to do with their possessions once they pass away. It is also used so that people can declare a legal guardian for their children in the event of their death.

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Vauxhall Carlton

Back on the road: Vauxhall Carlton

After two years of renovation, Geoff Charles, CEO at Bower Retirement surprises his uncle Bob Charles, by unveiling his very own Vauxhall Carlton GSi 3000 24v. As the owner of the car, Bob thought that after 17 years of being off road that it would have been a write-off. See his reaction when he realises the restored vehicle is his own…Read more