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Giving money to charity? Six mistakes to avoid

As a nation, we gave over £9 billion to charity last year. (Source: Charity Aid Foundation) In addition, 53,000 legacies were left, totalling £1.4 billion (Source: Legacy forecasting) That’s something to be proud of. However, we also gave more than £5 billion to the tax man in Inheritance Tax (IHT) (Source: Office for Budget Responsibility…

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Homeowning: The naivety of youth

Buying a house. It’s one of the biggest commitments your child will have to make when they grow up, but research from Halifax shows that many children and teens aged 11 to 21 are in the dark about how buying a house actually works. What do they think? Among all 11-21-year olds, there is a…

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Hope for savers as Cash ISA interest rates begin to rise

The past decade has been miserable for savers. Low interest rates, coupled with prolonged periods of relatively high inflation has meant that capital held in savings accounts is guaranteed to lose value. However, research now shows that there might be a light at the end of the tunnel, especially if you have a Cash ISA…

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Beaufort Financial charity fundraising

The Beaufort Financial team have come together for the third consecutive year to support the Ark Cancer Centre Charity’s amazing work in fundraising to build a state of the art Cancer Treatment Centre. The team will be completing a variety of demanding challenges over the year which will test everybody both mentally and physically, so the…

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Beaufort Analysis 269 – Five Star result for Di Maio

Economic data releases had a limited impact on markets last week; the same cannot be said for politics. In the US, J. Powell testified before the House and Senate on Tuesday and Thursday respectively, commenting that the Fed could change its interest rate forecast when they meet in March. In his first address, Powell indicated…

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Beaufort Analysis 268 – Why did the chicken cross the road?

It’s no joke though.  Disruption for KFC restaurants across the country continued last week, as the company looked to solve a disastrous breakdown in its supply chain, that forced almost 600 outlets to temporarily close; almost two-thirds of their British eateries.  The issue lies with a change in distribution partner to DHL and the logistics…

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Beaufort Analysis 267 – “Coddiwomple…”

Coddiwomple (v.) To travel in a purposeful manner toward an as yet unknown destination. As we look to the recent movements in the markets, ‘coddiwomple’ seems an excellent word to explain these movements. Following the announcement of US inflation data last week, the markets wobbled as we continue to move towards this as yet unknown…

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Low growth predicted for UK house prices during 2018

Low growth predicted for UK house prices during 2018

Experts from Nationwide have predicted that house prices will largely remain flat throughout 2018, rising by a marginal 1-1.5% during the next 12 months. Trends of 2017 Last year, London saw house prices slow significantly, with the growth rate falling for the first time in nine years. In other regions, averages varied from month to…

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