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Our thoughts on tax rise speculation in 2020

This content is for information and inspiration purposes only. It should not be taken as financial or investment advice. To receive personalised, regulated financial advice regarding your affairs please consult an independent financial adviser. At the time of writing, many UK households are facing financial pressure as a result of the COVID-19 lockdown. By the […]
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Pension lump sum withdrawals during a pandemic

This content is for information and inspiration purposes only. It should not be taken as financial or investment advice. To receive personalised, regulated financial advice regarding your affairs please consult an independent financial adviser. The COVID-19 seems to have had a big impact on pension transfers and withdrawals. In March 2020, studies show that the […]
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(May) bull vs. bear market – what should investors do?

This content is for information and inspiration purposes only. It should not be taken as financial or investment advice. To receive personalised, regulated financial advice regarding your affairs please consult an independent financial adviser. Towards the end of April 2020, some market commentators were beginning to speak of a return to “bull territory” in the […]
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Buying a house during COVID-19 – what should I do?

This content is for information and inspiration purposes only. It should not be taken as financial or investment advice. To receive personalised, regulated financial advice regarding your affairs please consult an independent financial adviser. Things are difficult for buyers and sellers in the property market at the time of writing. Many deals are falling through […]
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Coronavirus Housekeeping

During the past few weeks we have witnessed a catastrophe the likes of which this country, and indeed the world, has not seen since World War Two. The unpredictable nature of the coronavirus pandemic has thus far killed thousands of people before their time, crippled the world economy, seen the value of investments plummet with […]
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Should I delay transferring my pension?

This content is for information and inspiration purposes only. It should not be taken as financial or investment advice. To receive personalised, regulated financial advice regarding your affairs please consult an independent financial adviser. Anyone approaching or in retirement right now is bound to have many questions, as we enter April 2020. The stock market […]
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The 0.1% base rate: what does it mean for your mortgage?

This content is for information and inspiration purposes only. It should not be taken as financial or investment advice. To receive personalised, regulated financial advice regarding your affairs please consult an independent financial adviser. March 2020 saw some interesting changes for the Bank of England’s (BoE) base rate. On the 19th March, it was cut […]
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How to reinforce your financial protection plan

This content is for information and inspiration purposes only. It should not be taken as financial or investment advice. To receive personalised, regulated financial advice regarding your affairs please consult an independent financial adviser. Many people are worried about their finances in the wake of COVID-19, and the resulting UK lockdown. Will I be able […]
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Should I buy more stocks during a down market?

This content is for information and inspiration purposes only. It should not be taken as financial or investment advice. To receive personalised, regulated financial advice regarding your affairs please consult an independent financial adviser. Investors typically characterise the overall movement of stocks in one of two ways. It could be a “bull market” where company […]
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The Financial Impact of Coronavirus

This content is for information and inspiration purposes only. It should not be taken as financial or investment advice. To receive personalised, regulated financial advice regarding your affairs please consult an independent financial adviser. If you have picked up a newspaper, switched on the TV or even looked at your phone in the last month, […]
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