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Investment market update: November 2022

Published: December 15, 2022 by Jennifer Armstrong

Globally, inflation and recession risks continued to affect markets in November. Head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Kristalina Georgieva suggested that inflation could be nearing its peak. However, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) urged central banks … Continue reading

4 key factors that could affect your mortgage interest rate

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

Mortgage repayments for thousands of homeowners are rising. Understanding what affects the rate you’re offered when applying for a mortgage could help you secure a better deal. As a mortgage is often one of your largest outgoings, it’s not surprising … Continue reading

Less than a third of families have an emergency fund that provides financial security

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

Two-thirds of families could find themselves in financial difficulty if they face a shock because they don’t have enough saved in an emergency fund, research suggests. Do you have enough saved to cover potential emergencies? An emergency fund is an … Continue reading

Experts forecast a recession in 2023. Here’s why and what it means for your investments

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

Experts are predicting that the UK will face a recession in 2023. While it can be tempting to react to this news by changing your investment strategy, sticking to your long-term plan makes sense for most investors. Read on to … Continue reading

Soaring inflation means tax breaks are less valuable. Find out why here

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

While many tax allowances haven’t fallen, they haven’t increased in line with inflation either. In real terms, that means they’re less valuable than they once were. It could affect your income, long-term wealth, and what you leave behind for loved … Continue reading

6 essential steps to take if you’re retiring in 2023

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

If you’re retiring in 2023, congratulations! It’s an exciting milestone that you’re no doubt looking forward to. Here are six practical steps to take now to make sure you can retire with confidence and be financially secure. 1. Set a … Continue reading