Safeguarding your property using income protection

Safeguarding your property using income protection

How income protection insurance and critical illness cover can help you make mortgage payments if you fall ill or are unable to work. It’s a difficult topic, but the COVID-19 pandemic has underlined how protection can provide peace of mind that your mortgage and other...

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Season of change?

Season of change?

It could be an unsettled autumn for investors as markets face a number of uncertainties. Boris Johnson’s plea last week for the public to “summon the discipline and the resolve” to get through the coming months of COVID-19 restrictions could also apply to the nation’s...

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Getting ready for your retirement journey

Getting ready for your retirement journey

As you approach the last few years before your planned retirement there are some key things to consider. There are many things to consider as you approach retirement. It's good to start by reviewing your finances to assess whether your future income will allow you to...

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Counting the cost of getting your timing wrong

Counting the cost of getting your timing wrong

The pandemic crisis has illustrated why investors should hold their nerve when stock markets fall. It’s been a tumultuous year for stock market investors. A bull run that had lasted nearly 11 years came to a shuddering halt in early February as the COVID-19 pandemic...

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How does your risk tolerance change in retirement

How does your risk tolerance change in retirement

Understanding how you perceive risk – and how this changes over time – can help in navigating today’s retirement landscape. It has long been accepted that we become more risk-averse as we get older – we’re less likely to put ourselves in the way of possible harm. This...

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Investing for your journey

Investing for your journey

Learn these basic investing principles to help turn your goals into reality. The journey to achieve your goals isn’t always easy. Unexpected events can take us by surprise, while uncertain periods can cast shadows over our financial outlook. The corona virus pandemic...

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What’s next for small businesses?

What’s next for small businesses?

As we emerge from lockdown, business owners are facing a very different world. So how exactly can entrepreneurs navigate these uncharted waters? It’s been a disruptive year for business owners and, doubtless, there’s more in store. The coronavirus crisis and ensuing...

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From support to stimulus

From support to stimulus

The Chancellor’s statement on Wednesday may signal a gear change in government policy. The caution ‘Drink responsibly’ took on a new meaning this weekend, as pubs and bars reopened for the first time since March with social distancing measures in place. Customers were...

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What’s your retirement game plan?

What’s your retirement game plan?

The pension freedoms have put a number of new options in play, and each decision you make will affect the sustainability of your income through retirement. If there’s one overarching aim when building up a pension pot, it’s to get as much money into it as possible....

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The psychology of risk

The psychology of risk

The Undercover Economist, Tim Harford, explains why we tend to over-insure small risks – and under-protect ourselves against big ones. If you had a pet, would you consider insurance to cover veterinary costs? How about insuring against a much more costly event: loss...

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