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Investment market update: August 2022

Published: September 1, 2022 by Jennifer Armstrong

High levels of inflation and concerns economies will experience recessions later this year continue to affect investment markets. While the stock market is experiencing volatility, remember to focus on your long-term goals. Guarantees cannot be made, but, historically, markets have … Continue reading

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Landlords, rising interest rates could affect cash flow and your long-term plans

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

If you’re a landlord, your outgoings may have increased this year thanks to rising interest rates and could climb further. It’s essential that you review your cash flow and the effect it could have on long-term plans. A combination of … Continue reading

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What proposed ultra-long mortgages would mean for your repayments

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

As property prices rise and families face pressure due to the cost of living crisis, the government is reportedly considering ultra-long mortgages.  It’s well-known that house prices have soared in the last couple of decades.  According to the Halifax House … Continue reading

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ESG: Can you balance your values with your investment goals?

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

More people are considering their values when making investment decisions. If it’s something you’ve thought about, you may wonder if it’s compatible with your investment goals. But it is possible to consider both values and returns. Environmental, Social, and Governance … Continue reading

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Why taking too little investment risk could harm your goals

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

When you imagine the worries that might come with taking investment risk, it’s probably “taking too much” that comes to mind. After all, you’ve likely heard stories of people that have invested in high-risk opportunities and lost some or all … Continue reading

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Do you think financial protection claims aren’t upheld? 98% were paid in 2021

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

If you think that insurers don’t pay out when people make claims, you’re far from alone.  According to Scottish Widows, just 7% of people think that life cover claims pay out between 91% and 100% of the time.  For critical … Continue reading