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Investment market update: June 2022

Published: July 4, 2022 by Jennifer Armstrong

Rising inflation and concerns about recession risks continue to place pressure on households and affect economies around the world. The World Bank has slashed its 2022 global growth forecasts from 4.1% to 2.9%. The organisation also warned the global economy … Continue reading

Economic conditions could lead to falling house prices and increased negative equity risk

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

Amid challenging conditions, there are concerns that house prices could start to fall. It may affect how much equity you own in your home and could mean some homeowners end up in negative equity. The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic … Continue reading

What happened the last time the cost of living was rising this rapidly?

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

The cost of living is rising quicker than has been normal in the last few decades. Indeed, the last time inflation was this high was in the 1980s. So, what happened then compared to now? According to the Office for … Continue reading

Income Tax freeze means 1 in 5 could pay the higher rate by 2024/25. Here’s how you could reduce your liability

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

Last year, former chancellor Rishi Sunak announced that he would freeze Income Tax thresholds until 2026, and it means far more people will be paying the higher- or additional-rate tax in the future. Coupled with the freeze, it’s anticipated that … Continue reading

Amid rising inflation, is your financial protection still providing appropriate security?

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

While you may have noticed your cost of living has increased in the last few months, have you considered how it could affect the security financial protection will provide? According to the Office for National Statistics, inflation increased by 9.4% … Continue reading

How delaying retirement could help you maintain your standard of living as inflation rises

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

As the rate of inflation continues to rise, it’s more important than ever that those approaching retirement consider how the rising cost of living could affect them. For some people, delaying or changing plans could mean they have greater financial … Continue reading