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Financial Planning

Cost-of-living crunch

Savers still recognise the importance of long-term planning

Britain’s cost-of-living crunch has hit the country hard, with inflation at its highest level in three decades, petrol prices spiralling, retail price increases rising to their highest levels in ten years and, most recently, Ofgem announcing a 54% price hike in energy bills affecting 22 million households.
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Investment

Investment choices

Behavioural patterns shaping our way of investing, for better or worse

When it comes to money and investing, we’re not always as rational as we may think. Every human being is driven by emotions – more than we would like to admit. Emotions are the key drivers of our behaviour, and these behavioural patterns shape our way of investing, for better or worse.
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News

Roadmap for investors

Increased confidence portfolios will perform well in 2022

In 2021, there was a return to some form of normality across a vast majority of regions following successful vaccine roll-outs around the globe. But will the economic rebound continue in 2022, or be stymied by rising energy prices, higher inflation and further continued uncertainty brought about by the pandemic fallout?

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Financial Planning

Will I be able to retire when I want to?

Financial planning and advice for the ‘unretired’

The changes in the retirement landscape mean that many people today are having to adjust their outlook towards retirement. With more people living longer, expectations of retirement are being reshaped and there is no longer a one-size-fits-all approach to retirement planning.

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Retirement

How confident are you about your retirement?

Hopes, fears and aspirations of people approaching and in retirement

People aged between 55 and 64 are now less confident about their retirement than they were a year ago, with over-55s most likely to be worried about rising prices.

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Financial Planning

Extending the scope of the trust register

Deadline for non-taxable trust registrations announced

Trusts are a way of managing wealth, money, investments, land or property, for you, your family or anyone else you’d like to benefit. When you put assets in a trust, they are under the control of an appointed person or persons called ‘trustees’. The trustees then manage the trust according to your instructions, even after your death.

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News

Extending the scope of the trust register

Deadline for non-taxable trust registrations announced

Trusts are a way of managing wealth, money, investments, land or property, for you, your family or anyone else you’d like to benefit. When you put assets in a trust, they are under the control of an appointed person or persons called ‘trustees’. The trustees then manage the trust according to your instructions, even after your death.

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Financial Planning

Unlocking cash from the value of your home

Homeowners release a record-breaking £4.4bn in property wealth

Despite the pandemic, 2021 saw older homeowners release a record-breaking £4.4bn in property wealth at a rate of more than £12m a day to help family members and secure their own finances by repaying debt or remortgaging existing borrowing, according to newly released data[1].

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Retirement

Looking to build a bigger pension?

Don’t miss the deadline to give your pension savings a boost

As another extraordinary financial year comes to a close, it’s more important than ever to make good use of your annual pension allowances. Giving your pension savings a boost and assessing where you stand will give you peace of mind that you are on track to enjoying the retirement you are planning for.