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How much is needed to start investing?

How much is needed to start investing?

November 2, 2020

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.

Making the most of your annual allowance

Making the most of your annual allowance

November 2, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic appears to have thrown some of the nation’s retirement plans into jeopardy, with recent figures commissioned by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) revealing that 13% of older workers have already changed their planned retirement age...

Wealth knowledge, November 2020

Wealth knowledge, November 2020

November 2, 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.

How to extract profits from your company

How to extract profits from your company

October 12, 2020

Tax-efficient options for limited company directors. If you run your own limited company, you choose how much to pay yourself, pick your own payday, and in which way you will be paid.

Reviewing your investment portfolio

Reviewing your investment portfolio

October 12, 2020

Staying on track during a turbulent year. To ensure you will be financially secure throughout your lifetime, planning is essential. It’s also important to remember that a financial plan needs continued attention, especially in unprecedented times like these.

Wealth knowledge, October 2020

Wealth knowledge, October 2020

October 12, 2020

Pension freedoms age rising to 57 in 2028 dashes early retirement hopes. The age at which retirement savers can access their private pensions will increase from 55 to 57 in 2028 confirmed.

Options for funding long-term care

Options for funding long-term care

October 12, 2020

Building your savings for later life care. Paying for long-term care is not cheap, and the burden first falls on private individuals. Ros Altman – the former pension's minister – described the nation as “sleepwalking into a social care crisis”, and already the costs borne privately are staggering.

Retirement saving for the self-employed

Retirement saving for the self-employed

October 12, 2020

How to save for a pension if you work for yourself. For ministers to say workplace pensions have been an “extraordinary success” is perfectly valid, but those excluded from the government’s flagship scheme may not share that sentiment.

Wealth knowledge, September 2020

Wealth knowledge, September 2020

October 12, 2020

Help-to-buy equity loan scheme gets two-month extension. The Government has extended a loan scheme which is designed to help those who are struggling to save for a mortgage deposit.

When investing, patience is a virtue

When investing, patience is a virtue

August 27, 2020

Key considerations in times of market volatility. In an age of COVID-19, there will be compelling investment opportunities but it’s important to align this year’s investments with your long-term goals.

Cryptoassets and tax

Cryptoassets and tax

August 27, 2020

HMRC’s evolving stance on taxing cryptocurrencies. Since the launch of Bitcoin in 2009, cryptocurrencies have grown steadily into the public consciousness and the taxman’s too. Once the realm of geeks and hackers, cryptocurrencies are becoming more mainstream.

Wealth Knowledge, August 2020

Wealth Knowledge, August 2020

August 27, 2020

Many workers in sectors that shut down during the COVID-19 lockdown could be facing a retirement savings crisis, according to a report. Scottish Widows polled 5,757 savers for its annual retirement report, which was undertaken in March 2020 – during the height of the pandemic.

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