Recession

During 2020 the world economy shifted from a position of strong growth to severe global recession.  Although this is clearly a significant concern, recessions are a normal part of the economic cycle so it is important to look at this in the right context to understand what is occurring now and what might happen next.

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Coronavirus Economic Impact

The UK has been in lockdown since March 2020 as part of the measures to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 across British society.  Countries around the world have adopted a variety of strategies with many across Europe following a similar stance.  This strategy was put in place following the alarming figures coming out of China

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The Ultimate Guide for Making Your Will

Writing a Will is the only way to ensure your wishes are carried out as you intend on death.  Without this your estate will be subject to the intestacy rules, meaning you have no control over its’ administration, creating heartache and uncertainty for those you have left behind. So why should you get a Will?

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Powerful strategies to maximise your inheritance

Inheritances can provide a real springboard for future generations. They can give much-needed capital to buy property, start businesses, or just assist in improving day to day living. However, it requires specific strategies to be in place to maximise and maintain these funds through the generations. This article looks at the way parents can ensure

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Saving during the pandemic

This year is definitely like no other – for all the wrong reasons. But this period of isolation is giving us the time and space to organise ourselves. It is also a time for contemplation. As we enter another three weeks of lockdown, people are starting to focus on what we are gaining by being

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Why your children should save for themselves!

Children are expensive.  It’s not a secret and never has been, with the average child costing nearly £250,000 from birth to their 18th birthday. Their wants and needs are satisfied more inexpensively when young.  But when they get to their late teens and early twenties those ‘must-haves’ – the first car, the University education and

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Recovery in Financial Markets Outlook

Since the coronavirus outbreak was labelled a pandemic earlier this year, global financial markets have suffered a sharp downturn and dropped into bear market territory within an incredibly short timeframe.  To put the speed of the drop into context, it took 188 trading days during 2008 for financial markets to drop into bear territory and

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Estate Planning & Coronavirus

Nothing tends to focus the mind like a pandemic.  It puts everything in perspective, and suddenly makes you wonder whether your existing estate planning arrangements are as effective as you originally thought they were?  All in all, a review is in order.  So, what should you be looking out for? These are the main areas

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Beam – Behavioural Finance App

We have come across a fantastic App that enables you to examine your responses to certain situations. BEAM is the product of years of research and based on Nobel prize-winning theories around behaviours and their impact on your money decisions. Through a series of short, simple, but engaging games, BEAM enables you to explore, measure

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Behavioural Finance – Emotion vs. Rationality

Behavioural finance is the study of how human behaviour, driven by emotions and sentiment as much as rational decision-making, affects how we act in relation to our investments and financial decisions.  Whilst there is clearly underlying rationality to financial markets and how assets are priced, the human element must be considered as part of this

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