Insights

Insights

  • How to spot a scam as the number of warnings rise

    Spotting and avoiding financial scams feature in the news a lot. But as scammers become more sophisticated, the number of victims continues to rise. While many of us think we’d easily spot the red flags, it’s easy to fall victim, especially if you’ve got other things on your mind. [...]

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    Published On: December 10, 2020
  • Lasting Power of Attorney: Why is it something we put off?

    Naming a Lasting Power of Attorney is something that we should all do. It’s something that can provide us with security if we’re unable to make decisions. While it’s often something that’s associated with being elderly, it’s just as important for younger generations to take this step too. A [...]

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    Published On: December 10, 2020
  • Why life expectancy matters when planning your retirement

    When you’re looking forward to retirement, working out your life expectancy may not be something that’s on your mind. Instead, you’re likely to be planning how you’ll spend your time now you’ve reached the milestone. But life expectancy is an important part of retirement planning. Life expectancy is rising. And [...]

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    Published On: December 10, 2020
  • Inheritance Tax and gifting guide

    If your estate could be liable for Inheritance Tax (IHT), gifting is one solution for passing on wealth while reducing the bill that could be appropriate for you. Our latest guide explains the basics of IHT and what you need to consider if you want to make gifting part [...]

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    Published On: December 7, 2020
  • Your 2020 Spending Review summary

    Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled the government’s spending plans for the coming year in his Spending Review given on Wednesday 25 November. A Spending Review sets out how the government plans to spend money and what each department will receive. It covers a range of areas, like health, policing, [...]

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    Published On: November 25, 2020
  • Guide to ESG investing

    Taking ESG (environmental, social and governance) factors into consideration is a growing trend among investors. But what does it mean and why would you look at these areas when making investment decisions? Our latest guide explains the basics of ESG investing. According to the Investment Association, 26% of all [...]

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    Published On: October 27, 2020
  • 7 European destinations to plan a trip to in 2021

    The traditional summer holiday may have been cancelled for millions this year due to Covid-19 travel restrictions. If your plans have been put on hold, now could be the perfect time to research some new European destinations for 2021. With social distancing measures still in place and uncertainty over when [...]

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    Published On: September 18, 2020
  • 7 things you can do to boost productivity

    At times, we’re all guilty of being unproductive. Whether it’s because you’re struggling to focus on a task at hand or you have multiple deadlines competing for attention, it can be a challenge to get back in the right frame of mind. But there are small steps you can take [...]

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    Published On: September 18, 2020
  • 5 things to consider if property is part of your retirement plan

    Figures suggest that many people are planning for property to play at least some role in their retirement income. With property prices and rental yields rising, it’s easy to see why you may think that property can offer security throughout retirement. However, there are some things to consider first. Research [...]

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    Published On: September 18, 2020
  • 7 tips if you want to invest in Buy to Let property

    While property prices may have stalled during the lockdown, early signs point to a recovery now restrictions have been lifted. If you’re looking for assets to invest in, a Buy to Let property can be attractive. Rental yields have climbed significantly in recent years, especially in cities and commuter [...]

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    Published On: September 18, 2020
  • Is your business protected with a Lasting Power of Attorney?

    When we discuss financial planning, ensuring long-term security for you and loved ones is often a priority. But for business owners, they also need to ensure they protect their firm in the event of something happening to them. If you haven’t already taken steps to name a Business Lasting Power [...]

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    Published On: September 18, 2020
  • 5 things to consider when you come into unexpected money

    Everyone has at some point daydreamed about what they’d do if they suddenly came into a large amount of money. But what would you do if it really happened? Whether it’s enough money to buy a new car or a gold-plated yacht, if you receive an unexpected windfall you [...]

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    Published On: September 18, 2020