Monthly Archives: April 2020

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Government financial support – Bounce Back Loans

Yesterday, Rishi Sunak announced a new scheme called “Bounce Back Loans” to help small businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic. This was in response to criticism of the robustness of the underwriting and the slow application process for the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme.  These new loans may be suitable for your own business or [...]

April 28th, 2020|News|

Market Turbulence Keeps Omnis Fund Managers Busy

In the latest update from Toni Meadows, Chief Investment Officer of Omnis Investments, he explains why Omnis believes active investing is more effective than passive investing. Click here to download the full update.

April 27th, 2020|Investments|

A good time to invest for children

The Junior ISA limit has gone up to £9,000 for the new tax year 2020/21 – almost double what it was previously. The new limit, up from £4,368, was announced in the Budget last month and is the highest increase we have seen since Junior ISAs were launched in November 2011. Junior ISAs are long-term [...]

April 22nd, 2020|Investments|

Why have stock markets risen when the news seems so dire?

In the latest update from Colin Gellatly, Chief Investment Officer of Omnis Investments, he explains why the markets may be going in the opposite direction to expected. Click here to download the full update

April 20th, 2020|Investments|

Small Company Director – UK Government financial support

UPDATED 28 May 2020 If you are a small company director… …the following provides a summary of the UK Government financial support packages that may apply to you. For these individuals, they normally pay themselves through a mix of PAYE and Dividends. It is important to note that, at the current time, Dividends are not [...]

April 20th, 2020|News|

Employees – UK Government financial support

UPDATED 28 May 2020 If you are employed…. …the following provides a summary of the UK Government financial support packages that may apply to you. Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Employers will be able to contact HMRC for a grant to cover most of the wages of their workforce who remain on payroll but are temporarily [...]

April 20th, 2020|News|

Think twice before cancelling your protection policies

Everyone is going through a challenging time and it is important not to suffer from a knee-jerk reaction by cancelling critically important policies. Here we outline the reasons why you still need your Life Insurance; Critical Illness Cover; Income Protection; and Accident, Sickness and Unemployment Cover/Mortgage Payment Protection Insurance: Life Insurance It’s not for you, [...]

April 14th, 2020|Insurance|