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Investment market update: February 2021

Published: March 15, 2021 by Jennifer Armstrong

A year after lockdowns around the world began, Covid-19 continues to affect economies and investment markets. While the volatility experienced almost 12 months ago may have calmed, uncertainty remains and it’s important for investors to focus on their long-term plan. … Continue reading

What would an alternative to Stamp Duty look like?

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

Should the Stamp Duty holiday be extended? Or should the tax be scrapped altogether? Chancellor Rishi Sunak is facing calls from campaigners but it’s unlikely the Stamp Duty would be scrapped without an alternative. Stamp Duty is a tax you … Continue reading

First-time buyers, have you considered financial protection? The risk could be higher than you think

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

As a first-time buyer, there are lots of expenses going out. You may have put off taking out a financial protection policy because of this, or you may think it’s not important. However, the risks could be much higher than … Continue reading

Can money buy happiness? It’s the freedom to reach goals that adds value to your life

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

Is the common saying “money can’t buy happiness” true? Research suggests that it isn’t, and that the opportunities financial security brings can deliver happiness and improve wellbeing. This latest study refutes often cited research, which claims money could buy happiness … Continue reading

Why planning for the 2021/22 tax year now is a fantastic idea

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

The 2020/21 tax year hasn’t even finished yet, but it’s the perfect time to start thinking about the next 12 months. While this time of the year is often associated with using up allowances before the deadline, getting a head … Continue reading