September 2017

UK pension savings gap

By |September 22nd, 2017|

The need for a greater awareness of what must be saved today
If savers want a particular standard of living at retirement, then they will need a greater awareness of what must be saved today.
Despite efforts by the Government to tackle the savings gap through auto-enrolment and raising the pensions age, challenges still exist. People are […]

Wealth generation

By |September 19th, 2017|

Are you getting tax-efficiencies on the gains you make from the money you invest?
Whatever you’re putting money aside for, there’s likely to be a role for Individual Saving Accounts (or ‘ISAs’). If you’re looking to grow your money over many years – perhaps to fund a dream purchase or help you in retirement – cash […]

Planning for your retirement

By |September 12th, 2017|

Getting ready to slow things down
One of the critical aspects of retirement planning is how you structure your financial
affairs to make sure you have sufficient money if and when you stop working.
Making sure you have enough money in retirement to enable you to spend your time the way you want to, doing those things you […]

Inheritance Tax

By |September 12th, 2017|

Leave your money for your family, not the taxman
There are many things to consider when looking to protect your family and your home. Protecting your estate is ultimately about securing more of your wealth for your loved ones and planning for what will happen after your death to make the lives of your loved ones […]

Managing your pension savings effectively and efficiently

By |September 8th, 2017|

If you’ve worked for two or three different employers, it’s possible you could have a workplace pension from each of them. You might also have set up a personal pension, so they can add up quickly.

Pension consolidation lets you simplify your pension arrangements and makes it easier to manage your pension savings effectively and efficiently from […]

New state pension Age

By |September 5th, 2017|

How will it affect your retirement plans?
Will you be one of the millions of workers who will have to work an extra year before retiring after the Government announced that it would be extending the retirement age to 68? New plans announced in July this year mean that the rise in the State Pension age to […]

August 2017

Investment trusts

By |August 23rd, 2017|

Public company aiming to make money by investing in other companies
An investment trust is a public company that raises money by selling shares to investors, and then pools that money to buy and sell a wide range of shares and assets. Different investment trusts will have different aims and different mixes of investments.
Investment trusts, unlike […]

With-profits funds

By |August 18th, 2017|

Stock market return linked but with fewer ups and downs than investing directly in shares
If you save regularly or invest a lump sum using a life insurance policy, you might choose to invest in a with-profits fund. These aim to give you a return linked to the stock market but with fewer ups and downs […]

Pooled investment funds

By |August 16th, 2017|

Combining sums of money from many people into a large fund spread across many investments
Pooled investment funds – also known as ‘collective investment schemes’ – are a way of combining sums of money from many people into a large fund spread across many investments and managed by a professional fund manager.
There are a diverse range […]

Investing in a fund

By |August 14th, 2017|

Making investment decisions on behalf of the investor
There are many reasons to invest through a fund rather than buying assets on your own. At a basic level, investing in a fund means having a fund manager make investment decisions on behalf of the investor.
You receive reports on the fund’s performance but have no influence on […]

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