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Better Budgeting

We are all guilty of spending cash on things we don’t need. Even the most frugal of spenders could look at their budget and find ways to cut back on non-essential items and increase their savings pot. If money is tight or you are just trying to save more here are some money saving tips. [...]

March 2nd, 2020|Finance|

Providing a retirement windfall for your child

Planning ahead and starting early can really help when it comes to building up a financial future for the children in your life. The Junior ISA (JISA) is a popular choice for many, but one often overlooked investment option is the ability to open a pension for your child, to help set them up for [...]

March 1st, 2020|Finance|

Financial top tips for service personnel

Service personnel and their families can find it difficult to access commercial products and services because of the time spent outside of the UK. The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has been working with the financial sector to improve the ability of armed forces personnel to access financial products. Credit ratings Credit reference agencies hold factual [...]

February 18th, 2020|Finance|

Market update: A positive end to the 2010s

Happy new year! Welcome to the latest market update, which marks the end of December, the end of 2019 and the end of the 2010s decade – despite being 20 years ago now, it seems like only yesterday that we were worried about how clocks, computers, etc. were going to survive the turn of the millennium! This [...]

January 5th, 2020|Finance|

It’s good to talk! Why sharing money worries should be top of your new year’s resolutions

The new year is a good opportunity to take stock and managing your money could be one area ripe for an overhaul. It may sound too ambitious to say you will fill your ISA allowance or get on the property ladder in 2020 but there are small steps you can take. Research by comparison website [...]

January 5th, 2020|Finance|

Forget the price, work out the value financial advice provides

There has been plenty of coverage in the mainstream press in recent weeks about adviser fees. Press scrutiny of fees and rewards for St James’s Place advisers and even questions over why fund manager Neil Woodford was still allowed to charge to manage his soon-to-be closed Equity Income Fund, have shone the spotlight on how [...]

December 9th, 2019|Finance|

Don’t let the holiday season end in a financial hangover

The festive season may be upon us but watch out that celebrating the season of giving doesn’t land you in unmanageable debt. Whether it is buying presents or getting the drinks in at the office party, there can be a temptation to keep spending just to keep up. Research by online bank Marcus by Goldman [...]

December 9th, 2019|Finance|