Paying for further education

Careful planning to understand the costs.
Every parent wants to give their child the best start in life. Whether that’s sending them to the best nursery, the best school, or the best university, an education is a long-term investment in their future.

Active v Passive: What’s best for you?

Can you benefit from the best of both approaches?
Whether the terms are new to you or you already hold an opinion, we will look at the respective pros and cons of active and passive fund investing, and find out if it is possible to get the best of both by taking a hybrid approach to investing.

The outlook for buy-to-let investments

Is now a good time to invest in buy-to-let?
Purchasing an additional residential property to let out usually offers a guaranteed income and the potential for capital growth from a single investment. 
But this sector has declined in popularity in recent years, following the introduction of a raft of regulatory and tax changes which has forced many landlords to leave the sector as a result. 

How much risk are you happy with?

The role of risk recommending investment products.
From buying a house to booking a holiday, and a wide range of other examples in between, most decisions we make contain varying degrees of risk. 
Take COVID-19, for example. Some people refused to entertain the idea of wearing a mask from the start of the pandemic, while others continue to wear masks even though it’s no longer mandatory.

What to do with spare cash after Covid-19

Ways to release some of that pent-up demand.

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, official statistics show that total household savings have increased pretty much across the board. 
That’s not much of a surprise considering most people have been saving cash working from home, while the three lockdowns we’ve had in the UK removed spending options to eat out, go to a pub, or holiday abroad.