Month: November 2014

FCA advice on protecting yourself against unauthorised finance firms

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) provides ten steps to make sure you are dealing with an authorised financial services firm, and to protect yourself from fraud and unauthorised activity. Firms and individuals can only conduct regulated financial services activities in the UK if they are authorised by the FCA or registered to do so, or...

Public Sector Pensions Number Doubles in Just 3 Years

The number of retired public sector workers receiving pensions of more than £100,000 per annum has more than doubled since 2011, according to new research from the Intergenerational Foundation (IF) published in September 2014. In total, more than 395 high ranking public sector retirees now enjoy annual pensions of more than £100,000 compared to 148...

Tax free saving with an ISA or pension

Many of our clients will be aware of the tax advantages that can come from using an ISA or a pension to save for your future. If you are not currently a client however, or are unfamiliar with the tax benefits available, then it is worth briefly recapping just what you could be missing out...

November Market Commentary

In all the time we’ve been writing these market commentaries it’s difficult to remember a more turbulent month than October 2014. Throughout the summer we have been writing about events in the Ukraine and the worries that conflict posed for Europe. Fortunately we now have a ceasefire in the region – and Russia and the...