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Pensions
May 2018
One in eight will retire with no pension in 2018
Pensions
May 2018
Excuses to avoid facing the difficult work of saving for retirement Retirement is one of our biggest financial challenges. As with any daunting challenges we face, we tend to think up excuses so we can avoid facing the difficult work of saving for retirement. Worryingly, nearly one in eight people retiring this year (12%) have made no provision for their retirement, including 10% who will either be totally or somewhat reliant on the State Pension, according to new research[1]. Read full article
General Investment
May 2018
Is inflation back? Don’t panic
General Investment
May 2018
How to protect the value of your money from its effects Is inflation back? After two years when consumer prices in the UK barely rose, the annual rate of inflation has risen above the Bank of England’s (BOE) target of 2% in 2017. The combination of high inflation and limited wage growth – as well as uncertainty about the terms on which Britain will leave the European Union in 2019 – is expected to mean Britain’s economy grows more weakly than other EU economies this year. Read full article
Markets
November 2017
Investors Return to Europe as Forgotten Continent Shines
Markets
November 2017
  Until recently, investors might have been forgiven for shunning European equities. But the past few months have seen the outlook brighten, forcing many to rethink their allocations. Political risks are receding, consumer confidence is back and manufacturers – not… Read full article
General
May 2017
Wise Financial Solutions announces new partnership
General
May 2017
Farnham accountants Wise & Co have announced a new partnership to give their growing client list access to valuable business and personal financial advice. Joining with neighbours Fish Financial, the partnership will trade as Wise Financial Solutions. “Fish Financial is… Read full article
Tax
April 2017
McDonnell hints high-earner tax reform will be Labour pledge
Tax
April 2017
Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has indicated Labour will make tax reform for high earners a part of its manifesto ahead of the general election in June. Speaking this morning on BBC’s Today programme, McDonnell (pictured) said said he wants to ensure… Read full article
Investment
April 2017
Woodford pours another £2.3m into alternative lender
Investment
April 2017
Neil Woodford has snapped up more shares in alternative short-term lender, Non-Standard Finance (NSF). According to a regulatory filing, Citywire A-rated Woodford’s (pictured) eponymous investment firm acquired a little over four million shares in NSF. The transaction, which took place on… Read full article
General
April 2017
MPs’ vote set to trigger snap election
General
April 2017
Theresa May’s plan for a snap general election on 8 June is set to be authorised by MPs later The early poll is expected to secure the two-thirds Commons majority it requires to go ahead, with Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn welcoming… Read full article
Markets
April 2017
FTSE falls despite dollar recovery from Trump sell-off
Markets
April 2017
The FTSE 100 has closed down, despite the pressure from a stronger pound easing as a dollar sell-off sparked by US president Donald Trump calmed. The UK blue-chip index closed 21 points, or 0.3%, at 7,328, despite the pound… Read full article
Pensions
April 2017
Royal Mail to close DB pension scheme
Pensions
April 2017
Royal Mail will close its defined benefit (DB) pension scheme next year after consulting with members about its future. The scheme has 90,000 members and is currently in surplus, according to the BBC. However, Royal Mail said the scheme’s… Read full article
Markets
April 2017
Markets: US stocks decline amid geopolitical tensions
Markets
April 2017
Wall Street finished lower on Tuesday but well off the day’s lows, as worries about geopolitical risks lured investors out of risky assets like stocks and into the perceived safety of Treasurys, gold and the Japanese yen. The Dow… Read full article