Susie Bewell: Giving the best advice to cohabiting couples

For richer, for poorer?

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Susie Bewell looks at the growing trend of not saying 'I do' and shares her experience of financial advice for cohabiting couples...

Marriage, it seems, is going out of fashion. Data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) revealed that the number of marriages between heterosexual couples in England and Wales fell to 213,122 in 2019, that's a 6.5% drop year on year, and the lowest number since 1888. The number of same sex marriages also fell by 2.8%. In our business, Raymond James Hitchin, we have certainly noticed a gradual rise in the number of cohabiting couples coming to us to ask for advice about managing their finances and their investments. There are many reasons why people choose to cohabit rather than...

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