We are hiring…

We are delighted to say that, due to our continued expansion, we are looking to recruit four additional team members – two Client Managers (what other people call Paraplanners) and two Trainee Client Managers to join our dynamic and forward-thinking team. We have ambitious plans, and these can only be achieved by recruiting the right

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Resurgence of Bitcoin

Bitcoin has proven to be a phenomenon of the modern financial system that will just not go away.  Despite a rollercoaster ride for speculators and holders of the alternative currency, interest in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is again reaching record highs.    Bitcoin, along with a range of other cryptocurrencies, have emerged in the last few years with proponents proclaiming

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What do I need my business to be worth?

Business owners spend years, sometimes decades, building their business.  Yet when it comes to selling their business, many often do it without any real thought about what they really need and the effect upon them and their family. The day-to-day pressures of running a business often means that personal financial planning drops to the bottom

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ESG and Greenwashing

Over the past few years, there has been a growing demand from investors who not only want investment growth but also want to see the companies and funds they invest in providing benefit to the environment and communities.  Known as ESG – Environmental, Social, and corporate Governance – the market is awash with claims of ESG friendly investments.  In fact, the sector has been one of the fastest-growing, and this trend has accelerated dramatically during

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How much do I need for a comfortable retirement?

On average, in retirement, most households spend around £2,110 per month.  Many people overestimate how much they will need in retirement by assuming they will spend the same as they currently earn. This is because they fail to appreciate the reduction in expenses that comes as you get older.  The mortgage is often nearly paid,

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Does your family talk about money?

The average age for a UK adult to become a parent is 29.8 years old.  By this point, most people should have at least a basic understanding of how to look after their finances. They should be contributing to a pension.  Some will be diligently saving into ISAs in the hope of becoming an “ISA

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Growing the Culture at Foresight

Working from home and keeping the team culture alive can be difficult during these COVID-19 times. But, we have worked hard to make sure we continue in the same way we did in the office. Part of this has been to keep up the element of team fun and we have found Zoom fantastic for

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Financial planning in your 30’s

By the time you get to your 30’s, you are probably starting to realise where your career is going, and how things are going to pan out from a financial point of view.  It’s a time where your parent’s words that you would never have as much money as you had in your 20’s suddenly has

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Market Prospects for a Biden Presidency

The US election was, as many predicted, a hard-fought election.  Although the coronavirus pandemic was a key issue for both sides, the election was characterised by the overt populist support that Trump enjoyed and played out through his large rallies, and the more mainstream support for Biden.  Although the result of the election has not been formally announced and President Trump has not yet formally conceded, we now expect

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The Real Value of Advice

When times are good and confidence is high, pretty much anybody should be able to generate reasonable returns.  However, in turbulent times such as these, having the support of a trusted adviser who you can rely upon to help, advise and guide you can really start to pay dividends. We see many people who have

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