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Investment market update: January 2021

Published: February 4, 2021 by Jennifer Armstrong

As we start 2021, there are reasons to be optimistic and some of this is showing in market movements. However, there are still obstacles which could have an impact on investments in the coming months. The International Monetary Fund has … Continue reading

Will house prices rise or fall in 2021?

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

The housing market faced huge challenges last year. Yet, property prices increased. Will they continue to do so this year? In 2020, the property market was forced to temporarily halt during the first lockdown, significantly affecting sales. This was followed … Continue reading

Why you should review your financial protection when taking out a mortgage

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

Financial protection is often something you’re prompted to think about when buying your first home. It’s an important step to take as you make a large financial commitment. However, it’s just as important to regularly review the level of protection … Continue reading

FTSE 100 suffers worst year since 2008 but your portfolio may still have gained

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

When you look at the headline figures of how investment markets performed in 2020, you may be worried about your finances. The impact of Covid-19, along with other factors, caused volatility within the market globally. Yet, despite this, your portfolio … Continue reading

Capital Gains Tax review: 2 things that could change

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) is reviewing Capital Gains Tax (CGT) after being ordered to by chancellor Rishi Sunak. Changes that are made following the review could affect tax liability and how you make use of allowances. While changes … Continue reading

6 tax allowances to use before 5 April 2021 to boost your finances

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

The current 2020/21 tax year will end on 5 April 2021. As a new year starts, many allowances reset. For some, it will be your last opportunity to use them. Using these six allowances before the deadline can help you … Continue reading