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Pensions
May 2018
Retirement rewards
Pensions
May 2018
Common planning mistakes lead to an opaque future With increasing life expectancy and rising cost of living, the need to plan for one’s golden years is essential. Although retirement is one of the most distant financial goals, it is in our own interest not to ignore it. And almost three quarters (73%) of people aged 45 or over are longing for the day when their life is no longer confined by their working routine, according to new research[1]. Read full article
Pensions
May 2018
Planning for a bigger retirement income
Pensions
May 2018
Looking forward to having more time to explore faraway places Today, with more Britons living longer and healthier lives, the concept of retirement is much different to what it was only one generation ago. For each retiree, retirement is different. Perhaps you’re looking forward to having more time to explore faraway places, or maybe you dream of simply waking up each day and doing whatever takes your fancy. Read full article
Pensions
May 2018
Easing into retirement
Pensions
May 2018
Older workers are increasingly valuable members of the gig workforce We tend to associate young people with the gig economy, but new research shows that older, more skilled workers are increasingly making the move. The gig economy has been enthusiastically embraced by millennials who favour the flexibility it offers, although it appears that it is older workers who might be benefiting the most. Read full article
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