New State Pension

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How much will I get under the new State Pension?

The State Pension changed on 6 April 2016. If you reach State Pension age on or after that date, you’ll now receive the new State Pension under the new rules. The aim of the new State Pension is to make it simpler to understand, but there are some complicated changeover arrangements which you need to know about if you’ve already made contributions under the previous system. Continue reading…


Brexit

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Impact on financial markets ahead of the EU referendum

With an increasing focus on ‘Brexit’, our investment clients will naturally be monitoring the impact on financial markets ahead of the referendum scheduled for Thursday 23 June. Continue reading…


Death and taxes

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No longer a tax that only the richest people in society have to face

As Benjamin Franklin said, the only things that are certain in life are death and taxes, and Inheritance Tax touches on both of them. When you die, the Government assesses how much your estate is worth and then deducts your debts from this to obtain the value of your estate. Continue reading…


Tax-efficient investments

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Options to minimise how much tax you pay

By understanding which investments are the most tax-efficient, you can make the most of your options to minimise how much tax you pay. As well as deciding what to invest in, you need to think about how you’re going to hold your investments. Choosing tax-efficient investments will often mean you’re able to keep a higher proportion of any returns you make. Continue reading…


Investing for success

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Achieving your goals by weighing the potential risks alongside the prospective returns

Successful investing involves making choices that meet your unique needs today and your financial goals for the future. A well-defined investment strategy is one of the cornerstones of a successful financial life. Investing is about building wealth slowly rather than getting rich overnight. Continue reading…