Month: January 2018

Millennials on target to enjoy inheritance boom but not until they’re 61

A recent report has revealed that millennials are set to benefit from an ‘inheritance boom’ bigger than that experienced by any other generation in the post-war period. The Resolution Foundation, the think-tank which carried out the research, defined millennials as people currently aged between 17 and 35, and found that those within this age bracket...

5 key financial changes to watch out for in 2018

As with any new year, there are a number of financial changes coming up in 2018 which are likely to impact on your monthly budget and long-term saving goals. Let’s have a look at five of the most significant financial changes and what they’re likely to mean for you over the next twelve months. Automatic...

What will be the impact of the Brexit divorce bill?

Thanks to the ‘breakthrough’ Brexit divorce bill struck in early December last year by Prime Minister Theresa May with the EU, we now know that there will not be a ‘hard border’ with Ireland, that the rights of both EU citizens in the UK and UK citizens in the EU will be protected, and that...

Will it really improve my retirement if I increase my pension contributions by 1% – or should I just enjoy the money now?

When retirement is decades away, it’s understandable that many people near the start of their working lives don’t give a lot of thought to their pension contributions and exactly how much of a difference the amount they pay into their pension will make when they finally come round to needing it. Increasing your pension contributions...

January Market Commentary

Welcome to our January Market Commentary. Another year seems to have flown by in the space of about five months. December, in particular, seemed to go past in a blur. It was, however, the month when some progress was – finally – made in the Brexit negotiations. It was also the month when Scotland used...