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April 30, 2019
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Top Five Online Garden Magazines

Now the weather has turned and the night’s are lighter we are all spending more time outdoors and in our gardens. We thought you would be interested in looking online for some gardening advice and tips therefore we have listed our suggestion for the top five online garden magazines.
April 12, 2019

Name our Easter Bunnies Monday 12th – 16th April

Name our pair of Easter bunnies in the box below to be in with a chance to win these fluffy friends.   The best names will be chosen by our team and the winner will be announced on Wednesday 17th April via email and social media. Entries close at midnight on Tuesday 16th April.  Please note that the winner will need to come in to the Riviera Mortgages office during opening hours to collect the prize. For full terms please […]
April 4, 2019
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Walnut Road Easter Trail

The local businesses of Walnut Road have teamed together to create an Easter trail for all the local children throughout the holidays. There will be pictures of chicks in the shop windows along Walnut road from Monday 8th until Thursday 18th April. Children (under the age of sixteen) can collect forms from Riviera Mortgages and Chelston post office during opening hours. The aim is to complete the names of each chick and list them on the form. All successfully completed […]
April 3, 2019
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Seven things you didn’t know a financial adviser could do for you

We found this article from Royal London really interesting and can be considered with mortgage advisors as well. Financial advisers used to have bowler hats, carry a briefcase and sometimes wear a carnation (think Mr Banks in Mary Poppins). But a lot’s changed since then. We no longer use a mangle to dry our clothes, send messages via fax machine, or rent videos from shops. Likewise, financial advisers no longer just want to sell you some insurance – they are […]
April 1, 2019

Congratulations to Danielle Holland, our Facebook competition winner.

In our recent Facebook competition, we were very much looking forward to the season ahead. The prize on offer was £50 of B&Q vouchers and we asked entrants to share their plans for their property this Spring and to let us know what they’d like to use the vouchers for… You are certainly a creative bunch and it was great to hear about your ideas. Danielle Holland was chosen as our lucky local winner, Danni and her husband Shane wanted […]
April 1, 2019
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Specialist lending can do more for your clients than you may think…

In an increasingly changing and diverse mortgage market, knowing where to start can be a daunting task for brokers when the high street’s “one size fits all” lending approach doesn’t fit. Anyone can encounter difficulties with the high street’s lending criteria in the midst of ongoing Brexit negotiations. The specialist lending market can offer solutions for most clients. Their flexible approach to underwriting means that each individual application is assessed and underwritten on its own merits. These lenders see more clients being considered, as multiple and comprehensive sources of income are […]
February 28, 2019

Our Top Five Home Magazines Online

There are so many home magazines online to get ideas from, here are our top five: House Beautiful  This magazine delivers stylish home inspiration and the latest interior design trends, as well as practical ideas and advice on decorating and renovating. Read more here > Ideal Home Hundreds of style ideas for your home and décorating advice for every room. Read more here >   House & Home Get expert decorating ideas, watch H&H TV, see inside celebrity homes, find how-to tips, DIY projects, small spaces […]
February 8, 2019
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Spring Forward – Your Home Goals for this Year

It’s not easy to get out of bed in the morning’s is it? Let’s be honest, for many of us the Winter makes us want to hibernate. It’s cold, wet and dark… and although I like the thought of cosy nights in front of a warm fire, the reality is that, without a real effort, I’m likely to nod off due to the lack of daylight. To keep my spirits up and without wishing my life away, I tend to […]
February 8, 2019
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Protecting Your Special Times

Valentine’s is a special time to let someone know how much you care. The shops are filled with Helium Balloons, Teddies and Roses…. And yes, they are beautiful and make us feel special. But surely there is a bit more to it… What does love mean to you? To me, it’s solid, dependable, safe and secure. The one person I’d be lost without. If we’re lucky, we’ve all got one of those. Let me ask you the question… What would your […]
January 23, 2019
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Our first Top 5 Interior Design Blogs for 2019

We love looking at how we can improve our homes and feel these are the top five interior design blogs and websites to keep watching for 2019. We are going to keep adding more bloggers as we find them. Mad About The House                Mad About The House was created by award-winning interior design journalist and author Kate Watson-Smyth, who has over 20 years’ experience writing for publications. This blog provides expert advice and […]