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Investment market update: March 2023

Published: April 20, 2023 by Jennifer Armstrong

As inflation persists, central banks were forced to announce further rises to interest rates in March. Coupled with the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank, it has been an uncertain few weeks in the world economy. As an investor, remember that … Continue reading

If your mortgage repayments have increased, you should review your financial protection

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

Over the last year, interest rates have steadily increased. If you have a mortgage, it may have affected your repayments, or could in the future. So, does your financial protection still provide the cover you need? The Bank of England … Continue reading

The number of buy-to-let mortgages available rises, but rates remain high

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

The number of buy-to-let mortgages fell last year, but the figure is now on the rise. However, interest rates remain high, so it’s still vital landlords search for the right deal for them.  The mini-Budget, delivered by former chancellor Kwasi … Continue reading

The FTSE 100 reached an all-time high despite recession fears

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

Despite concerns the UK will face a recession in 2023, the FTSE 100 hit a record high in February. Read on to find out what influenced the market and the valuable lesson investors can take from the news. The FTSE … Continue reading

51% of adults don’t have a will. Here’s why it should be a priority task

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

The benefits of having a will in place are well-documented, although if you don’t have a will, or haven’t updated it in some time, you’re not alone. A recent survey from MoneyAge has found that 51% of adults in the … Continue reading

4 valuable ways a financial planner can help you tackle “overwhelming” pension information

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

Do you find pension information confusing? You’re not alone; 50% of people in the UK describe the information they receive about their pension as “overwhelming”, according to a Standard Life study. Fortunately, there are places where you can seek guidance … Continue reading