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Financial Wellbeing

How is your financial wellbeing? Increasingly, people are talking about financial wellbeing. But what does it actually mean? Financial wellbeing is about having a sense of confidence and security around money. It’s about having enough money to meet every day needs and being in control of your finances; having the financial freedom to make choices...

ISAs in 2019/20

The rules around ISAs (or individual savings accounts) change relatively often and different types of ISA rise and fall in popularity depending on where savers consider the most competitive place to put their hard-earned money.

What to know about ISAs in 2019/20

The rules around ISAs (or individual savings accounts) change relatively often and different types of ISA rise and fall in popularity depending on where savers consider the most competitive place to put their hard-earned money.

Exploring your ISA options

Time to give your financial future a boost? The end of the tax year on 5 April is fast approaching, so make sure you’ve made the most of your annual allowances before it’s too late. No matter what, why or how you want to save and invest, an Individual Savings Account (ISA) could help make...

For the life you want

Building up your nest egg is more discipline than difficult For today’s retirees, retirement has changed almost beyond recognition since their parents’ day. Building a retirement fund requires one to save enough money to pay your bills and continue living comfortably when you are no longer drawing an income. ‘INVESTING FOR GROWTH IS SUITED FOR...

Keeping it in the family

Keeping it in the family and careful planning can reduce or even eliminate the inheritance tax payable Intergenerational planning helps you put financial measures in place to benefit your children later in life, and possibly even your future grandchildren, so it’s important to start planning early. Without appropriate provision, Inheritance Tax (IHT) could become payable...

A universal pension lesson: Start saving as early as you can

When it comes to saving for your pension, the old adage repeated to revising students rings true; little and often. Lots and often if you can manage it, but the most important thing is that you don’t try and cram all of your preparation in at the last minute. The earlier you start saving, the...

Changes to Tax Relief for Pension Contributions?

After several years of speculation, according to a recent BT Home article, fears are growing that Chancellor George Osborne is finally poised to take away higher-rate tax relief for pension contributions. If this is the case, then the vital cut-off date for investors could well be Wednesday 16th March – the day of his next...

December Market Commentary

November brought us the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement and Spending Review in the UK – and rather more tragic events abroad. Friday November 13th saw the massacre in Paris, which was inevitably followed by an escalation in the bombing of ISIS in Syria. World stock markets inevitably fell in the wake of the Paris attacks, but...

What is the difference between active funds and passive funds?

You may have heard the terms active and passive with regard to investment funds, but what exactly do they mean and how can they impact your investing? Actively managed investment funds are run by professional fund managers or investment teams who make all the investment decisions, such as which companies to invest in or when...