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Choosing an investment style that best suits your needs

Investment styles are professional strategies used to create and manage portfolios. Different styles can range from aggressive growth to conservative investments. Depending on the investor’s goals, interests and risk tolerance level, they can choose a style that best suits their needs.

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Tracing old and lost pensions

Nearly half of pension holders have lost track of some of their pension pots

The lost pensions challenge in the UK has grown significantly in recent years, further exacerbated by the pandemic, which resulted in a large proportion of people moving jobs. A recent Pension Policy Institute research briefing calculated the total value of lost pension pots has grown to £26.6 billion in 2022[1].

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Time to get your retirement plans in motion?

Three in five Britons feel stressed about later life planning

It’s only natural, in a world where most people are worried about things that are beyond their control – the rising cost of living, increasing inflation and interest rates that haven’t been seen for years – that you may also feel out of your depth when it comes to things like pensions and later life preparations.

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Menopause in the workplace

Unique retirement planning challenges women face

Women make up nearly half of the UK workforce, but many feel forced to reduce their hours at work, pass up promotions and even leave their jobs due to lack of menopause support. While symptoms vary between individuals, for many women the menopause can have a big impact on their everyday life.

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Taxing times

Time for a tax health check?

With the current tax year having begun on 6 April 2022, the clock is ticking and it is important to utilise all the tax reliefs and allowances available to you before 5 April 2023 in order to minimise any potential liabilities.

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Chancellor retains State Pension triple lock

State Pension is set for a record-breaking increase from April 2023

If you’re currently receiving or have been looking into the State Pension, then you’ve probably heard of the ‘triple lock’. But what is it?

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‘Phased retirement’

Pre-retirees starting their plans but will rising living costs halt their plans?

Retiring early is a dream for many people and it is achievable for people who have been able to plan, save into a pension over a long period and taken financial advice to help them plan their finances. However, it can become a financial problem if retirement is forced upon people before they have had time to prepare.