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Pensions
February 2020
Pension consolidation
Pensions
February 2020
Simplifying and maximising retirement benefits The employment landscape has evolved significantly over the last few decades, and changing jobs multiple times before retirement is now very much the norm. As a result, many people have multiple pensions set up, as they have been automatically enrolled into a new pension scheme each time they have started a new job. Read full article
Financial Planning
February 2020
Do you have a financial safety net?
Financial Planning
February 2020
One in five self-employed and contract workers unable to survive a week without work We’re a nation of entrepreneurs with a record number of self-employed people now working in the UK. The world of work has changed enormously over the past 20 years. Being self-employed, freelance or working on a contract basis has become the norm for all sorts of professions. Read full article
Pensions
February 2020
How do I plan for my retirement?
Pensions
February 2020
Self-employed business owners face unique challenges Saving for retirement can be more challenging when you are self-employed, as there is no one to organise a pension for you and no employer making contributions on your behalf. On top of that, self-employed workers often don’t have a regular income, so many will focus on setting aside money as a safety net if they cannot work. Read full article
Retirement Planning
February 2020
Life after work
Retirement Planning
February 2020
Plan for the future you want Early retirement is no longer defined as the moment when you stop working forever. For many people, it’s simply the moment when you no longer have to work for money. But this also means being in a financial position to choose to keep working if you enjoy what you’re doing. Read full article
Retirement Planning
February 2020
How prepared are you for retirement?
Retirement Planning
February 2020
Planning ahead helps ensure that you’re on track You work hard to enjoy your current lifestyle, but are you doing enough to ensure that you will continue to enjoy it in retirement? Many of us live for today, but saving into a private pension plan can help you retire sooner rather than later. Read full article
Financial Planning
February 2020
Wealth uplift
Financial Planning
February 2020
Calculating the value of financial advice Quantifying the value of financial advice has always been a challenge because people who receive financial advice have different characteristics to those who do not. But what if it was now possible to quantify the value of financial advice and isolate a pure ‘advice effect’? This is exactly what the researchers at the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC) have been able to calculate. Read full article
Investment
February 2020
Review your needs and goals
Investment
February 2020
Take the time to think about what you really want from your investments You need to consider what you really want from your investments. Knowing yourself, your needs and financial and lifestyle goals, and your appetite for risk is a good start. Read full article
Insurance
February 2020
Life insurance
Insurance
February 2020
Providing a financial safety net for your loved ones Your wealth should work in all the ways you want it to. Whatever your goals are in life, careful planning and successful investing of your wealth can help you get there. Whatever stage of life you’re at, we’ll help navigate you through the opportunities and challenges you may face. Read full article
Investment
February 2020
Choppy waters, not full-on gale
Investment
February 2020
Wait for the bad weather to pass and stay the course Volatility fluctuates based on where we are in the economic cycle, but it is a normal feature of markets that investors should expect. When stock markets start correcting, daily injections of bad news may sound as though it will never end. This can spark anxiety, fuel uncertainty and trigger radical decisions in even the most seasoned investors. Read full article
Inheritance Tax
February 2020
Inheritance Tax
Inheritance Tax
February 2020
How do you leave a legacy which serves your family’s best interests? Will you be one of the thousands of households in Britain that will have to pay Inheritance Tax? What’s the best way to avoid it? If you’re administering an estate because someone has died, how do you obtain probate? Is it ever possible to retrospectively minimise an estate’s tax liabilities? Read full article