Archived News

Investment market update: May 2024

Published: May 30, 2024 by Jennifer Armstrong

On the back of data showing some countries have exited recessions at the end of the first quarter of 2024 and inflation falling, several market indexes reached record highs in May. Read on to find out what else may have … Continue reading

Here’s how rising interest rates have affected the property market

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

Rising interest rates have been big news over the last couple of years, with many mortgage holders seeing their outgoings increase. It’s not just individual families that have been affected, it’s having a wider impact on the property market too. … Continue reading

Uncertainty drives record numbers to take out income protection. Here’s what you need to know

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

Figures from the Association of British Insurers (ABI) suggest a record number of families are taking out income protection to create a safety net. Read on to find out how income protection works and whether it could be valuable for … Continue reading

3 practical ways you could reduce your tax bill in retirement

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

The number of retirees who could face an Income Tax bill is expected to rise. If your total income could exceed tax thresholds, there might be some steps you can take to reduce your tax bill. The Personal Allowance is … Continue reading

What 70 years of BBC news bulletins could teach you about investment markets

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

70 years ago, the BBC broadcast its first daily television news programme. Since then, round-the-clock news has become available, and you can get the latest headlines with a few taps on your smartphone. While being connected can be positive, for … Continue reading

The value of financial planning: The intangible benefits that could boost your wellbeing

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

Consider the benefits of financial planning. If the first advantage that comes to mind is the opportunity to grow your wealth, you might be overlooking some of the intangible benefits that could improve your wellbeing. Last month, you read about … Continue reading

Investment market update: April 2024

Published: May 7, 2024 by Jennifer Armstrong

Interest rates and inflation continued to affect markets around the world in April 2024. Read on to find out what else may have affected investment markets and your portfolio in April. Expectations of interest rate cuts were good news for … Continue reading

The essentials you need to know about critical illness cover

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

If you face a serious illness, it could place pressure on your finances and mean you’re not able to focus on what’s most important – your health. Yet, research suggests many families could be overlooking the protection that critical illness … Continue reading

5 powerful tips that could help women close the investment gap

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

Women are less likely to invest than men – in fact, more than a third (37%) of women don’t invest at all. There are many reasons for the gender investment gap, and it could widen the wealth gap. According to … Continue reading

3 useful options you may want to consider when passing on assets to your loved ones

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

There’s more than one way to pass on wealth to your family. Which option is right for you could depend on a range of factors, from whether your loved ones could benefit from support now to the implications of Inheritance … Continue reading