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Low interest rates: Should you remortgage now?

Published: June 17, 2020 by Jennifer Armstrong

The Bank of England slashed interest rates in March as the impact of coronavirus became clear. While it’s not good news for savers, it could offer an opportunity for mortgage payers to slash their bills. The Bank of England base … Continue reading

Covid-19 market volatility highlights differing investment attitudes of men and women

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

Men and women often take different approaches to financial issues, including investing. The market volatility experienced during the last few months as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted some of these differences. But is one way ‘right’? As … Continue reading

The quick guide to bonds

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

When it comes to investing, it’s probably stock markets and shares that come to mind. Yet the average investment portfolio uses various asset classes to deliver returns and manage risk. One important part of your portfolio may be bonds. Bonds … Continue reading

The danger of holding too much cash

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

How much of your wealth do you hold in cash? Whilst it’s often viewed as the ‘safe’ option, there is a danger of your assets losing value in the long term and holding too much in cash too. It’s easy … Continue reading

Cashflow planning: Helping to answer ‘what if…’ questions

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

When you begin making a financial plan, you could be looking several decades ahead, and we all know the unexpected can derail even the best-laid plans. So, as you’re setting out goals, it’s not uncommon to wonder if you’d still … Continue reading

What to do if you’ve ‘lost’ a pension

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

When we move home, there’s a huge list of tasks to do and providers to contact. So, it’s not surprising that telling pension providers about a new address slips the mind of many, but it means billions of pension savings … Continue reading