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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.

Protecting your cash from cyber threats

Protecting your cash from cyber threats

July 15, 2020

COVID-19 prompts spike in fraudulent behaviour. While the UK tries to deal with the economic impacts from COVID-19, reports are rife of fraudsters stepping up their attempts to access your money.

Tracking and consolidating your pensions

Tracking and consolidating your pensions

July 15, 2020

Should you transfer or consolidate funds? Around £19.4 billion has not been claimed in 1.6 million lost or forgotten pension pots, according to the Association of British Insurers (ABI). On average, this equates to about £13,000 per pension pot.

Wealth Knowledge, July 2020

Wealth Knowledge, July 2020

July 15, 2020

Base rate cuts have significant effect on savings market. Dwindling interest rates have seen average savings rates for ISAs drop to their lowest levels since records began in 2008, according to Moneyfacts.

Pensions for company directors

Pensions for company directors

July 15, 2020

Being the director of a limited company gives you independence. It gives you the freedom to choose how and when you work, and to determine the direction of your business as you build it over time.

Making the most of a windfall

Making the most of a windfall

July 15, 2020

Anyone who watched ITV’s recent drama Quiz, depicting Charles Ingram cheating his way to £1m on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? back in 2001, can be forgiven for dreaming of scooping a windfall.

Wealth Knowledge, June 2020

Wealth Knowledge, June 2020

July 15, 2020

The Government is reportedly considering scrapping the pensions triple lock in an attempt to recoup billions of pounds spent on coronavirus support schemes.

Coronavirus: The effects on house prices

Coronavirus: The effects on house prices

May 4, 2020

How lockdown impacts on the property market. Most investment portfolios are experiencing extreme market volatility this year as the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect every aspect of life in the UK.

Gifts, philanthropy and inheritance tax

Gifts, philanthropy and inheritance tax

May 4, 2020

When you’re writing a will and planning your estate, you’ll want to make sure as much as possible goes to the people and causes you care about.

Wealth Knowledge, May 2020

Wealth Knowledge, May 2020

May 4, 2020

Furloughed workers saving into workplace pension schemes are being warned to be on their guard about employers cutting their contributions without their consent.

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