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Investment
May 2019
Protecting the value of your money
Investment
May 2019
  Don’t ignore the corrosive impact rising prices can have on your investments Inflation is an economy-wide sustained trend of increasing prices from one year to the next. The rate of inflation is important as it represents the rate at which the real value of savings and an investment is eroded and the loss in spending power over time. Inflation also tells investors exactly how much of a return their investments need to make for them to maintain their standard of living. Read full article
Investment
May 2019
Trusts
Investment
May 2019
  Protecting, preserving or ultimately distributing wealth As part of your Inheritance Tax planning, you may want to consider putting assets in trust – either during your lifetime or under the terms of your Will. Putting assets in trust – rather than making a direct gift to a beneficiary – can be a more flexible way of achieving your objectives. For example: Read full article
Investment
May 2019
Bank of Mum and Dad
Investment
May 2019
  Innovative products to be created for would-be home owners The Building Societies Association (BSA) have recently published a raft of recommendations as to how the mortgage industry can support the Bank of Mum and Dad in their endeavours to help first-time buyers onto the property ladder. Read full article
Investment
May 2019
Why do you want to invest?
Investment
May 2019
  Reaching specific life goals requires planning If you don’t know where you want to go, you’ll find it tricky getting there! Investment goals cover everything from the old adage of saving for a rainy day to planning for a comfortable retirement. Read full article
Investment
April 2019
No pain, no gain
Investment
April 2019
Planning to get where you want to be Successful saving and investing is arguably a lot like exercise – no pain, no gain. As is the case when undertaking a new fitness regime, if you properly commit yourself and stick to it, the eventual outcomes can be very rewarding. Read full article
Investment
March 2019
Trust in your investments
Investment
March 2019
Investing for income or growth, or both Investment trusts are a well-established way of investing. Many investors prefer to invest in a fund rather than by picking individual stocks, shares or other assets. Funds allow you to diversify your portfolio easily, as well as giving you the chance to benefit from the expertise of fund managers. Read full article
Financial News Investment
May 2018
Protecting your estate for future generations
Financial News Investment
May 2018
Many individuals find the Inheritance Tax rules too complicated If you struggle to navigate the UK’s Inheritance Tax regime, you are not alone. Whether you are setting up your estate planning or sorting out the estate of a departed family member, the system can be hard to follow. Getting your planning wrong could also mean your family is faced with an unexpectedly high Inheritance Tax bill. Read full article
Investment Markets
May 2018
Diversification, diversification, diversification
Investment Markets
May 2018
Portfolio building requires different characteristics to evaluate There are many ways to invest and different types of investments. But when looking to build an appropriate diversified portfolio, investors have a number of different characteristics to evaluate. For example, is the investment designed to provide growth or income? Is it domestic or international? Does it have a maturity? Another consideration is whether the investment is actively or passively managed. Read full article
Financial News Investment
May 2018
Art of bond investing
Financial News Investment
May 2018
Portfolio balancing, negating stock market volatility and lowering risk Bonds have historically been an alternative way to balance a portfolio and negate stock market volatility, and they are treated as lower risk. The art of investing is all about mixing assets to build a portfolio aligned to your investment outlook and attitude to risk, with shares and bonds as primary components. For investors, bonds can provide a stream of returns. Read full article
Investment Markets
May 2018
Cultivating the art of patience
Investment Markets
May 2018
Sticking with a long-term commitment to your investments If you want to give your investments the best chance of earning a return, then it’s a good idea to cultivate the art of patience. The best returns tend to come from sticking with a long-term commitment to your investments. Read full article