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Five benefits of estate planning

Planning how you’ll pass your estate to loved ones can be challenging, both practically and emotionally. But taking some steps to understand how you can efficiently achieve your goals, can make them more likely to become a reality. From writing a will to discussing potential inheritance with loved ones, estate planning is a task that…

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Bank of Mum and Dad: Can you afford to support family?

The Bank of Mum and Dad has become essential for many first-time buyers struggling to scrape together a deposit to secure a mortgage. However, research indicates that children and grandchildren are increasingly relying on financial support for a variety of reasons. Whilst you may be keen to provide as much help as possible to loved…

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Retirees risk pensions running out ten years early

Do you have enough money in your pension to see you through retirement? Research indicates there’s a very real risk that UK retirees will be short of more than a decade’s worth of money. As we start making withdrawals from a pension and even when saving into one, it’s crucial to think about the kind…

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The World In A Week – An Outbreak of a Truce

The most notable story of the past week was arguably the breakout of a truce in the escalating trade war between the United States and China on Saturday following talks at the G20 meeting in Japan. The outcome was broadly in line with the market’s assumptions for the conference, global equities finished the week down…

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The World In A Week – How low can you go?

The US Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) kept interest rates on hold last week. Despite an inordinate amount of pressure from Trump to cut rates and elements of US market data signalling a need for loosening of monetary policy, Jerome Powell, Chairman of The Fed, stood firm. This current situation can only be described as having the key ingredients for a blockbuster…

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The effect the media has on your financial decisions

In the digital age, it’s impossible to escape the media. But you might not realise the influence it’s having on your financial decisions. Often, it’s subconscious, but being aware of the impact it could be having mean you’re in a position to better understand the decisions you’re making and ensure they’re right for you. The…

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Trusts: What are they and what are they used for?

A trust may be one of those financial tools you’ve heard of but know little about. In some circumstances, they can be an excellent way to help manage assets and reduce tax liabilities. However, it’s important to understand what they are and where setting up a trust can be useful before proceeding. What is a…

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Brexit and your finances

Three years after the Brexit referendum, it’s still uncertain how and when the UK may leave the EU. With political turmoil, highlighted by the recent EU election and Theresa May stepping down as Prime Minister, you might be worried about how Brexit is and will affect your finances. Held on 23rd June 2016, the Brexit…

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