Month: April 2014

We are a nation of worriers but do we worry about the right things?

Britons spend more time planning their next holiday, haircut and shopping excursions than they do making preparations for their financial future, according to a new study by Scottish Widows, examining the long-term worries of the nation. The survey of 2,000 people conducted by One-Poll in December 2013 and January 2014, indicates that we may be...

The end of (some) £50 notes?

Hopefully you don’t keep all of your savings stuffed in or under the mattress of your bed but if you do happen to keep a ‘rainy day’ store of £50 notes, you had better check your bed linen, otherwise you may find that the value of your assets suddenly goes down in the not too...

The 8 most important points from the 2014 Budget

The Chancellor may have gone for the popular phrase from Chancellors of yore by taking ‘a penny off a pint’, but what were the real big announcements during The Budget 2014? We summarise the 8 main points:

April Market Commentary

We started last month’s bulletin in the Crimea, with Russian troops in de facto control of the peninsula. Well, the Crimea is now part of Russia again and the collected denunciations and threatened sanctions of William Hague, John Kerry and the European foreign ministers will do nothing to change that. The question now is what...