For a number of years, all financial advisers have had to disclose whether they are independent or not, but what exactly does this mean? Whether your adviser offers independent or restricted advice can have a big impact on the type and range of advice they can offer. Independent advice is based on whole of
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,
We are very proud to announce that Ben Dyson, one of our Wealth Strategists, has become the Personal Finance Society’s youngest fellowship graduate in 2020. The Personal Finance Society is part of the Chartered Insurance Institute, the most prestigious recognised body for financial services professionals and Ben’s achievements place him right at the top of
National Savings and Investments (NS&I) announced at the end of September that they would be drastically cutting their interest rates to as low as 0.01% per annum. This has left many cash savers scrambling to the private banks still offering accounts rates above 1%. However, with the river of new money in the form of
Around the world, economies have re-opened with a degree of reservation. However, since August many countries have faced a resurgence in coronavirus cases, prompting concerns that a ‘second wave’ is already underway. Several European countries have witnessed a spike in coronavirus cases including France, Spain, Belgium, and Luxembourg. Even once ‘safe’ countries such as Denmark & Iceland have been
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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