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Investment market update: March 2021

Published: April 19, 2021 by Jennifer Armstrong

During March there were reasons to be optimistic. In fact, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) raised global growth forecasts following Covid-19 vaccination and stimulus package news around the world. It’s now expected the global economy will expand … Continue reading

Why you should overpay your mortgage with pandemic savings

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

The pandemic has meant some families have been able to save more. Those that have continued to work during the last year are often finding their outgoings have been lower and they now have more cash put to one side. … Continue reading

Everything first-time buyers need to know about the 95% mortgage guarantee scheme

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

The challenges of getting on the property ladder have made headlines for years. In March’s Budget, chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled a new scheme that could be a lifeline for first-time buyers. It will help aspiring homeowners purchase properties with just … Continue reading

Why opening a pension for a child before they start school can unlock powerful growth

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

It really is never too soon to start investing through a pension. You may not be thinking about the retirement lifestyle that your children or grandchildren will enjoy quite yet, but opening a pension before they even start school can … Continue reading

Pension Lifetime Allowance is frozen until 2026: Will it mean your retirement tax bill soars?

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

While the chancellor didn’t announce personal tax rises in this year’s budget, a freeze on allowances could mean your tax bill unexpectedly increases. High earners and those with defined benefit (DB) pensions could now find they exceed the Lifetime Allowance, … Continue reading