January 15, 2018
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Investment themes to keep an eye on in 2018

  While global stock markets performed very well in 2017, fund managers say they may not be so kind over the coming months and investors should not get too complacent. So what are the investment themes […]
December 13, 2017

Market Overview – December 2017

Welcome to the second edition of Market Overview – our summary of recent events shaping global markets. Click here to read our Market Overview for December 2017. If you wish to discuss your investments or any of […]
November 27, 2017

Autumn Budget 2017: A Summary of the Key Points

Phillip Hammond delivered his second Budget as Chancellor on Wednesday 22 November, amid much speculation. Here we take a look at some of the key points of his speech. The Economy The Chancellor started on a […]
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 […]

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