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Seven questions to ask before you start investing

Investing can seem like a daunting process. But getting to grips with investing can lead to greater financial security and growth. Whether you’re investing for the first time or expanding your portfolio, it’s important to understand how your objectives and situation should influence your decisions. Asking these seven questions …

How to minimise Inheritance Tax paid on your home

Inheritance Tax has hit a record high and with property prices soaring, now is the time to think about how to minimise the bill your loved ones will be left with. Talking about what will happen to your wealth when you die isn’t a topic anyone wants to discuss.

The top retirement destinations for Brits

Brits who are heading abroad for their retirement have revealed the hotspots that are tempting them; of course, there’s more to think about than just the destination of your new home. For some approaching retirement, leaving the UK behind for different climes is a dream. Whether it’s the weather, …

Could you help your children have a £1 million pension?

Using your gifting allowance effectively could mean you’re able to leave your children or grandchildren a significant gift behind in the form of a £1 million pension. Discover the steps you can take to reach this goal. With auto-enrolment now in full force, the topic of saving for retirement …

Five sure-fire ways to spot a pension scam

Did you know the average pension scam victim loses £91,000? Be sure you’re aware of these five sure-fire ways to spot a fraudster and protect your life’s savings. Pension scams are a subject we have written about a lot, but with your financial future on the line, it’s one …

Interest rates rise above 0.5% for the first time in a decade

The Bank of England (BoE) has increased interest rates above 0.5% for the first time since 2009. Today, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted unanimously to push up the base rate by 0.25% to 0.75%. That’s not a massive increase; savers aren’t going to suddenly start seeing real returns …
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