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Insurance
May 2020
How secure is the future of your family or business?
Insurance
May 2020
Projecting ourselves into the future to see what’s around the next bend is not an easy thing to do Given the current situation during this difficult and unsettling time with coronavirus (COVID-19), it’s important to think about how secure the future of your family or business would be in the event that you were no longer around. Read full article
Investment
May 2020
Focus on long-term horizons
Investment
May 2020
Time in the market, not timing the market During this difficult time, fear and worry are understandable, particularly as the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak led to the biggest daily drop in the FTSE 100 since the financial crisis of 1987. Trying to second-guess the impact of events such as the coronavirus or the recent stock market volatility – or even attempting to make a bet on them – rarely pays off. Instead, investors who focus on long-term horizons – at least five to ten years – have historically fared much better. Read full article
Coronavirus
May 2020
Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme
Coronavirus
May 2020
Lifeline for small and medium-sized enterprises struggling with cash flow The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) is a loan scheme that was announced by the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, during the 2020 Budget and has been set up to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that are struggling with cash flow because of revenues that have been deferred or lost due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic outbreak. The loans are being offered on generous terms to support SMEs. Read full article
Pensions
May 2020
Freedoms to turn pensions into money you can use
Pensions
May 2020
One of the most important decisions you will make for your future Under the pension freedoms rules introduced in April 2015, once you reach the age of 55, you can now take your entire pension pot as cash in one go if you wish. However, if you do this, you could end up with a large Income Tax bill and run out of money in retirement. It’s essential to obtain professional advice before you make any major decisions about how to access your pension pot. Read full article
Estate Planning
May 2020
Preserving your legacy
Estate Planning
May 2020
How to keep your wealth in the family Are you worried about leaving an inheritance to your loved ones and then having them pay tax on your legacy? No one likes to think about a time when they won’t be here, but unfortunately the reality is that some people aren’t prepared financially. Read full article