Is bank account switching back? Here’s what to consider before diving in

Current account switching was until recently a lucrative pursuit which could reward dedicated switchers with hundreds of pounds a year. But in recent…

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Daniel Craig’s kids won’t see any of his money, but there are ways to bequeath responsibly

With the release of ‘No Time To Die’, James Bond star Daniel Craig says he’d prefer to spend or give his money away than leave it to his kids. Actor…

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Savings rates are rising – is it time to lock in a deal?

Savings rates have been in the doldrums for some time but are beginning to move upwards across the board for the first time in years. Unfortunately,…

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Wages are rising: here’s how to get yourself a pay rise without leaving your job

Wages are rising at a rapid pace across the economy, latest figures from the Office for National Statistics suggest. As per the most recent wage…

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What different types of pensions are there?

The information below shows a breakdown of your pension options. Source: www.finder.com/UK-pension-statistics Source:…

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How much is your IFA business really worth?

This article first appeared in Professional Adviser. A lot of factors contribute to the value of a financial advice business. I take a look at some…

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Could the State Pension be in line for a bumper increase?

The State Pension looks set to rise by a record amount, but Chancellor Rishi Sunak may have other plans for it. The State Pension could be in line…

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Why your household bills could be about to soar – and what to do about it

Household bills could soar by up to £400 a year as the Government tries to find ways of funding its ‘net zero’ pledge by 2050, a new report has…

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What the proposed 1% hike to National Insurance would mean for your money

The Government is reportedly planning to hike National Insurance by 1% to pay for social care, in a move that could leave workers hundreds of pounds…

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Pension Freedom age set to rise, do you need to change your plans to prepare for it?

The age at which you can take your pension is set to rise, but how might that affect your long-term plans? From 2028 the age at which you can take…

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Five questions to ask before signing with a network

This article first appeared in Professional Adviser. Joining an IFA network is an increasingly tempting option for advisers, but what should you…

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Rishi Sunak’s pensions tax traps: what to expect

With the Government in need of a way to pay for the enormous cost of the pandemic, pensions are perhaps an easy target for the Chancellor. The…

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