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Investment market update: November 2020

Published: December 8, 2020 by Jennifer Armstrong

Global stock markets continued to be affected by Covid-19, but there was good news mixed among the negative. While the International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned the global economic recovery was ‘losing momentum’, markets rallied during the month based on the … Continue reading

How to beat the Stamp Duty holiday deadline

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

Since its introduction in July 2020, the Stamp Duty holiday has helped homebuyers save thousands of pounds on property purchases. If you complete a purchase on your main home during the Stamp Duty holiday, you don’t have to pay tax … Continue reading

What has 2020 taught us about investing?

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

2020 has been an eventful year for investment markets. Impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and government responses to this, there have been many valuable investment lessons that will apply in 2021 and beyond. As the extent of the pandemic became … Continue reading

Has financial bias cost you money this year?

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

Stock markets in 2020 have been characterised by volatility and uncertainty. If you’ve made financial decisions based on your feeling towards this, it could have cost you money. Whenever we make a decision, we have to weigh up the different … Continue reading

Balancing debt: What should you pay off first?

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

Social distancing restrictions means UK households are saving more. But with interest rates low, they’re getting little in return for saving. If you have debts, using some of the money to pay these off quicker could make more sense. According … Continue reading

New year’s resolutions to improve your finances

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

The start of a new year is the perfect time to get your finances in order. A few simple changes could improve your finances in 2021 and beyond, setting you up for a healthier financial future. So, whether your finances … Continue reading