Last month, we looked at Good Money Week and the recent rise in popularity of ESG investments. As complex global challenges arise, investors are reconsidering traditional approaches to investing. Additionally, changes in attitudes are fuelling a demand for more ethical and sustainable investments. One of the criticisms that is often levelled at investments that consider […]
If you have children or grandchildren, you’ll be aware how important Halloween has become in recent years. Brits now spend an eye-watering £400 million on the spooky holiday, on everything from costumes to sweet treats. So, with Halloween just around the corner, we’ve highlighted five scary financial mistakes you should avoid this October 31… Taking […]
If you’re building up a savings pot for your retirement, then you’re in the ‘accumulation phase’. The aim of accumulation is to save and build wealth during your working years, so that there is sufficient for you to maintain your required lifestyle in retirement. During the years when many employees were paying into a Defined […]
A recent study by Direct Line Life Insurance has revealed just how far Brits would go to challenge the will of a loved one. The research found that more than 24% of us would seek to dispute the wishes of a family member or friend if they disagreed with the division of their estate – […]
Are your children putting off buying a home or saving for the future because of the potential inheritance they will receive when you die? If so, they are not alone. Worrying new research has revealed that younger people are increasingly playing ‘inheritance roulette’, putting off major life decisions while banking on a windfall. We look […]
If you were a customer of Metro Bank, and you read the recent rumours surrounding the financial health of the company, you wouldn’t be blamed for wanting to withdraw your cash. While the rumours were quickly quashed by the bank, the incident once again reminded savers of the safety net offered by the Financial Services […]
When was the last time you sat down with your financial adviser or planner? Regularly reviewing your arrangements is a vital way of ensuring you meet your financial goals. Taking the time to meet with an adviser ensures that all your plans are up to date in light of changes to your circumstances and the […]
We’re only a matter of days into the new tax year and planning early will help to create a map for achieving your goals. Here are our top ten things to be thinking about: 1. Using your ISA allowance With the new tax year comes a new Individual Savings Account (ISA) allowance. Again, it’s £20,000 […]
It’s not difficult to see why Briton’s find buying a property abroad so attractive. High house prices, a temperamental climate and long working hours in the UK can make buying a property abroad seem like a highly desirable option.
Since increased pensions freedoms were established in April 2015, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) says that £3 billion worth of annuities have been rejected by over 55s.