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Could your property boost your retirement fund?

Property is increasingly being seen as an asset that’s vital for funding retirement. It’s no surprise, after all, our homes are often one of the largest assets we have, but what are your options and the drawbacks of doing this? The value of property has grown enormously over the last …

Investment market update: March 2020

It probably comes as no surprise that much of the market update for March will be linked to the coronavirus pandemic. What started as a virus in Wuhan, China, has quickly become a global issue that’s affecting millions of people worldwide and implications for stock markets. As governments around the …

How to keep yourself safe from scams during the coronavirus pandemic

One of the more unwanted consequences of the recent coronavirus pandemic has been a reported rise in the number of scams. Fraudsters are taking advantage of the panic currently surrounding the virus, with Action Fraud reporting that there were 105 reports of fraud relating to Covid-19 since the beginning of …

Bank of England interest rate cut: What does it mean for finances?

Over the last few months, speculation that the Bank of England would increase its base interest rate has been mounting. However, the impact of Covid-19 has changed that, leading to the central bank making two cuts to the interest rate in quick succession. Coinciding with the 2020 Budget, the base …

What does coronavirus mean for my pension and retirement?

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to dominate world headlines, here’s what it might mean for your pension and retirement plans. The pandemic has created uncertainty in economies around the globe. As a result, stock markets have experienced shocks and over the last few weeks have seen significant falls. Fears of …

2020/21 tax year: Exemptions and allowances

We’ve now entered a new tax year. Whilst some changes were made during the 2020 Budget, other allowances and exemptions have stayed the same. Planning can help you make the most out of your finances over the next 12 months. So, which allowance should you keep in mind? 1. Personal …

Coronavirus and the markets

In recent weeks, the coronavirus has never been far from the headlines. The number of cases worldwide is now nearing two million, with over 1,920,000 confirmed cases of Covid-19 with more than 119,000 deaths. While governments around the world take draconian steps to stem the spread of the virus, one …
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