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Providing a retirement windfall for your child

Posted by Andrew_Smith on Wednesday 12th of February 2020

Providing a retirement windfall for your child

Planning ahead and starting early can really help when it comes to building up a financial future for the children in your life. The Junior ISA (JISA) is a popular choice for many, but one often overlooked investment option is the ability to open a pension for your child, to help set them up for retirement.

Increasingly popular choice
Although retirement is a very long way off for your child, putting some money aside now means they can be one step ahead when they come to plan their retirement. Any ...

BREXIT What Does it Mean For You

Posted by Andrew_Smith on Friday 31st of January 2020

Whichever side of the Brexit debate you have been on, Friday 31 January 2020 undoubtedly marks a momentous point in the country’s history. For at the stroke of 11pm, the UK will cease to be a member of the EU: the divorce will finally have been sealed.

It’s clearly been a long and rocky road getting to this stage with the process costing two Prime Ministers their jobs and dividing families the length and breadth of the country. However, since Boris Johnson won a landslide victory in December’s election with a mandate to ‘get Brexit done’, t...

Amid the 2020 Market and Economic Predictions

Posted by Andrew_Smith on Tuesday 14th of January 2020

Amid the 2020 Market and Economic Predictions, let us Focus on What You Can Control to Improve Your Financial Well-Being

You probably noticed that most of the things that the “experts” are warning you to prepare for are things beyond your control. Rather than stare into a crystal ball and make predictions, we prefer to look at our clients’ lifetime planning and focus on how we can help them get the best life possible with the money they have – no matter what happens in 2020.

You can’t control the global economy …

Brexit, tariffs, the US –...

The electorate has spoken - Conservatives win a majority

Posted by Andrew_Smith on Tuesday 17th of December 2019

The Results Are In

Following six weeks of intense campaigning, the result is in. The electorate has delivered its verdict.

 In Britain’s first December general election in nearly 100 years, the Conservative Party has won a very comfortable majority, soaring past the magic 326 seat mark in the early hours of Friday morning. With the Conservatives now occupying 364 seats with just one left to declare at the time of writing, Boris Johnson’s gamble certainly appears to have paid off – it’s the party’s best election performance since the 1980s....