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November wealth update

During November, Theresa May secured her Brexit deal that was signed off by the leaders of the 27 remaining European Union leaders in less than an hour. While this was a small victory for Theresa May, she faces a much bigger struggle to get this approved by the UK Parliament with the crucial vote due [...]

December 6th, 2018|Finance|

The Brexit dividend? Will leaving the EU help or harm your finances?

Brexit has returned to the the forefront of the news agenda as Prime Minister Theresa May attempts to get MPs to back her Withdrawal Agreement with the European Union this month. There has been plenty of controversy over the deal, with some calling for a People’s Vote so the public can decide on whether to [...]

November 30th, 2018|Finance|

Will your investments be boosted by the Santa Rally?

As December begins, you may be planning presents to give or receive over the festive season, but could your investments also get a boost from the Santa Rally. The Stockmarket Almanac reference website shows the FTSE 100 – the main UK stockmarket - has risen in the final two weeks of December each year between 2000 [...]

November 30th, 2018|Finance|

A good Budget for beer drinkers and high earners

This was a Budget that was good for beer drinkers, but not necessarily if your favourite tipple is a glass of wine. Here are some of the key tax changes from the chancellor’s red book: Duty on beer, cider and spirits remains frozen Chancellor Philip Hammond announced duty rates on beer, most cider and spirits [...]

October 30th, 2018|Finance|

Loyalty doesn’t always pay, especially with your finances

 It is always good to be loyal to your friends and family, but when it comes to your finances, loyalty doesn’t always pay. The Citizens Advice Bureau has found UK consumers lose a total of £4.1bn per year or £877 per person on average through inertia by not transferring from their energy, savings, mobile, mortgage or [...]

October 8th, 2018|Uncategorized, Finance|

Everyone likes a gift, but there are risks to giving an inheritance early

Many parents dream of having something to pass on to their children, whether it be money or property, and now some are transferring assets so they can see their offspring enjoying the fruits of their labour. Research from Direct Line Life Insurance, based on a poll of 2,000 adults, found 20% have given their children [...]

October 8th, 2018|Finance, News|

Feeling the heat

Weather is a favourite conversation subject for most Brits and there has been plenty to chat about given the ongoing heatwave. Temperatures have hit record highs across the UK in recent weeks and while this can be good for your suntan, there is also evidence to suggest the nice weather may not be so good [...]

August 1st, 2018|Finance, News|