Lockdowns fuel spike in divorce rates

The number of people seeking to divorce their spouses boomed last year, with many couples forced to spend long amounts of time with their partners during various coronavirus restrictions.
Indeed, those googling Citizens’ Advice divorce guidance increased sharply since last April, during the first national lockdown, and rose by 25% year-on-year in September 2020.

Is it time to invest in Bonds?

Last year was one of those years when investors looked nervously at their portfolios. As the coronavirus pandemic raged, markets tumbled. Even as news of vaccines brought strong rallies, it wasn’t for the faint-hearted.

Could interest rates turn negative?

In a year of firsts for many of us, the Bank of England (BoE) has mooted a first of its own: they have asked the banks if they are operationally ready for negative interest rates. That is, banks, and by extension those that save with them, would be charged for holding onto cash.

How much is needed to start investing?

All investors have to begin somewhere. The short answer is £50 a month, but that’s probably not particularly helpful to you because it does not take into account your circumstances.

Wealth knowledge, November 2020

UK economic recovery slows to 2.1% in August. The UK’s economic recovery following sharp declines caused by the coronavirus lockdown continued to slow in August 2020, official figures show.