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Guide: The history of investing and what you can learn from the past

Published: June 9, 2021 by Jennifer Armstrong

Investing has been around for centuries and the basics haven’t changed as much as you might think. Technology has changed how we invest, but some of the investment lessons from the past are just as relevant today as they were … Continue reading

Inheritances left behind are growing – could you be affected by Inheritance Tax?

Published: June 2, 2021 by Jennifer Armstrong

Inheritances are growing and becoming more important to household wealth, research finds. As the Inheritance Tax (IHT) thresholds are now frozen for five years, it’s essential those planning to leave money and other assets behind for loved ones consider the … Continue reading

5 reasons you should still open an ISA

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

The Bank of England interest rate has been below 1% for 12 years. If you’re a saver, you may think there’s little point in shopping around for the best deal or opening an ISA. But there are still valid reasons … Continue reading

Investment market update: May 2021

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

As countries around the world began to tentatively reopen businesses and lift Covid-19 restrictions, there are strong signs of growth and recovery. However, this has been tempered with concerns around inflation and long-term growth prospects. UK In May, the Bank … Continue reading

Could you pay your mortgage following a financial shock?

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

When you take out a mortgage, banks will assess the affordability to ensure you can continue to meet repayments. However, it’s impossible to know what’s around the corner. If a financial shock affected your income, would you be able to … Continue reading

House prices reach a record high, but will it continue and should first-time buyers wait?

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

Despite the challenges of the last year, house prices have continued to climb. Now at a record high, should first-time buyers wait with the expectation that prices will fall? Read on to find out what’s happening in the property market. … Continue reading

Why adding your savings to your pension could mean your money goes further

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

Seven in ten (72%) UK adults have saved money due to the pandemic, but just a fraction plan to add these savings to their pension, according to an LV= survey. While considering short- and medium-term goals is important, making a … Continue reading