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Investment market update: October 2021

Published: November 15, 2021 by Jennifer Armstrong

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned that the world economy remains “hobbled” by Covid-19 and revised its global growth forecast for this year downwards. The organisation now expects the world economy to grow by 5.9% in 2021. The IMF … Continue reading

What does rising inflation mean for mortgage holders?

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

Inflation in 2021 is expected to hit 4%. Inflation means the cost of living will rise and, for mortgage holders, knock-on effects could mean the cost of a mortgage becomes higher. From grocery shopping to electronic goods, prices are rising. … Continue reading

How a life insurance policy could help you preserve an inheritance for loved ones

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

If Inheritance Tax (IHT) is a concern for you, taking out a life insurance policy could mean your estate passes to loved ones intact. With some careful planning, a life insurance payout can cover your IHT liability and ensure assets … Continue reading

Do you have more than £10,000 in cash? You could be missing out on investment returns

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

How much money do you hold in cash accounts, like a current account or savings account? Figures suggest that millions of people are in a position to invest but are missing out on potential returns because they’re choosing cash. A … Continue reading

Dividend Tax rate rise: Could it affect you?

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

Dividend Tax rates are set to rise, and it could affect the amount of tax you pay. The chancellor announced a hike in Dividend Tax rates, along with the introduction of a new Health and Social Care levy, to help … Continue reading