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Investment market update: September 2022

Published: October 13, 2022 by Jennifer Armstrong

High levels of inflation and economic uncertainty continue to plague the investment markets. Investment portfolios are likely experiencing volatility – read on to find out what has been influencing markets. Despite the doom and gloom statistics, financial services firm JP … Continue reading

The Bank of Mum and Dad is set to gift £25 billion by 2024. Here’s what parents need to know

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

With the rise in house prices and the cost of living crisis, saving for a house deposit for first-time buyers is a difficult task. So, it’s no surprise that increasing numbers of younger buyers are turning to their family for … Continue reading

How to assess your affordability when taking out a mortgage

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

As house prices reach record highs, assessing affordability when you’re buying is more important than ever. It can help you search for properties within your budget and ensure your long-term finances are secure. Over the 12 months to August 2022, … Continue reading

The UK ranks 19th globally for retirement security. Here’s why and what you can do

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

How do you think retirement in the UK compares to other countries? According to a report in the Telegraph, the UK ranks 19th, falling behind the likes of Australia, Germany, and Ireland. Read on to find out why and what … Continue reading

Before you increase pension withdrawals as the cost of living rises, here’s what you need to consider

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

As the cost of living rises, you may be considering increasing how much you withdraw from your pension. While it could solve short-term challenges, it’s important that you think about how it could affect your future too. Several factors, including … Continue reading

Behavioural finance: The effect of psychology on investors

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

You should base financial decisions on logic and facts. But psychology can have a much larger effect than you think, and it can lead to you making decisions that aren’t right for you. Read on to find out more about … Continue reading