November 16, 2017

What Can We Expect From the First Autumn Budget this Month?

Phillip Hammond will give his first Autumn Budget on Wednesday 22 November. As we’ve already had a Spring Budget this year, it is unlikely there will be many major changes. But there are plenty of early […]
November 13, 2017

How to Not Overspend This Christmas

Last year, it was reported that one in four ‘struggle to survive’ in January following a Christmas binge with one in ten falling into debt1. Christmas is just around the corner but it’s never too late […]
November 7, 2017

The impact of the first UK interest rate rise in a decade

After months of speculation, the Bank of England raised interest rates on Thursday 2 November, for the first time in ten years – lifting the official bank rate from 0.25% to 0.5%. The Monetary Policy Committee […]
November 3, 2017

The Cost of University

A-level students across the country are putting the final touches to their all-important university applications. We are sure by now you will have realised that support from student finance alone will not cut it. A parent, […]
October 19, 2017

What could the expected rise in interest rates mean for investments?

After almost a decade of all-time lows for UK interest rates, it’s looking highly possible that the Bank of England will be increasing them as much as twice over the next year. As with any change […]
October 3, 2017

British savers are losing £1.5 billion a year by keeping long-term cash rather than investing

Despite rising inflation, savers in Britain hold £60 billion in long-term cash savings and, at the current rate, this will fall by £1.5 billion a year in real value, according to new research.   An extensive […]
July 27, 2017

Savers who take financial advice are ‘£40,000 better off’

People who received financial advice between 2001-2007 are £40,000 better off on average compared to those who did not.* The report, ‘The Value of Financial Advice’, carried out by the International Longevity Centre in conjunction with […]
June 19, 2017

What could the General Election result mean for your finances?

The shock 2017 General Election result means political uncertainty is mounting once again. A hung parliament has, essentially, thrown everything up in the air. Who will be Prime Minister? Will there be a coalition? What will […]
June 9, 2017

Market Overview – June 2017

Welcome to Market Overview – our summary of recent events shaping global markets, and how our own Investment Committee has responded to them. Every six months, we will send you Market Overview, to keep you right […]
March 15, 2017

Budget 2017: Unwelcomed surprise for investors as Chancellor slashes dividend tax allowance

The tax dividend allowance was introduced in 2016 but is now already facing a cut. Phillip Hammond in his first and last spring budget has announced that the tax dividend allowance will be cut from £5,000 […]

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