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Investment market update: August 2021

Published: September 6, 2021 by Jennifer Armstrong

While economies continue to recover from the effects of the pandemic, there are signs that the pace of growth is beginning to slow. According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the recovery of the world’s major economies … Continue reading

Income Tax doubles since 2000 – here are 2 allowances to help your money go further

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

The amount of Income Tax paid to HMRC has doubled since the turn of the millennium. With tax bands now frozen until 2026, more workers are likely to find themselves in the higher- or additional-rate tax band. It means it’s … Continue reading

After 2 “once in a lifetime” economic events in 12 years, how can you protect your assets?

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

In the space of just 12 years, the global economy experienced two events that are considered “once in a lifetime” occurrences. As well as having an impact on economies, the 2008 financial crisis and 2020 Covid-19 pandemic are likely to … Continue reading

83% of parents are saving for their children in cash, but it might not be a good idea

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

The Independent reports that 76% of parents and guardians in the UK are saving money for their children under the age of 18. Helping your child step into adult life with some savings could prove vital for their mental wellbeing … Continue reading

When can you access your pension? It might be further away than you think

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

The age you can access defined contribution (DC) pensions is rising. Research suggests that many people are unaware of this, but it could affect your retirement plans. At the moment, you can access money saved into a DC pension scheme … Continue reading

Has Covid-19 affected your pension? Here’s how to weigh up the impact and rebuild it

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

Lockdowns and restrictions have affected the financial security of millions of people. While the short-term impact has been the focus, it could have a long-term effect on your financial security too if it affected your pension savings. Over the last … Continue reading