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Has the cashless society roasted the piggy bank?

The piggy bank has long been a symbol of saving and for many children it is the first foray into managing their finances. In the good old days, children would put their pocket money in [...]

December 9th, 2019|Finance|

November wealth update: General Election countdown

Welcome to the latest market update, which details what has happened in November 2019. Domestically, November saw campaigning for the forthcoming General Election while globally Donald Trump’s tweets on increasing trade tariffs had an impact on equity [...]

December 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|

October wealth update: Another Brexit extension

October came and went with Brexit being extended again and the opposition parties finally agreeing to Boris Johnson’s request to go to the polls with a general election now called for 12 December. The FTSE [...]

November 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|

How auto enrolment has boosted pension saving

Forcing people to save may sound controversial but new figures marking the seventh year of auto enrolment suggest it may actually be working. Data from the Pensions Regulator shows between the introduction of the reforms [...]

October 29th, 2019|Pensions|

Mortgage prisoners finally set for release

Mortgage prisoners may finally be released from their more expensive deals. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has announced that lenders can now carry out a modified affordability assessment for home owners who are up to [...]

October 29th, 2019|Mortgages|

Lessons from the latest P2P lending failure

A second peer-to-peer lender has collapsed, underlining the importance of not just chasing high rates. Peer-to-peer (P2P) lending offers inflation-beating rates of return by letting individuals lend directly to consumers or businesses. Investors can be [...]

October 29th, 2019|News|