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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WeekWatch – 1st June 2020

WeekWatch – 1st June 2020

In The Picture In this video, Lauren Smith, Investment Communications Executive, reviews recent events on markets and looks ahead to what's in store.Wealth Check As companies tighten their belts in the face of the uncertainty created by the coronavirus, estimates for...

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WeekWatch – 28th May 2020

WeekWatch – 28th May 2020

Wealth Check Have you exhausted your list of lockdown chores yet? Research published in May from the Association of British Insurers (ABI) suggests that tracking down old pensions might be one task worth adding. According to the ABI, there are about 1.6 million...

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Coming of age

Coming of age

Parents should review Child Trust Funds before they begin to mature later this year. When the Junior ISA annual allowance was more than doubled in the March Budget, it was a welcome move; one that cemented the scheme as a core part of government attempts to encourage...

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Responsible investment after coronavirus

Responsible investment after coronavirus

How the investment community can help advance the environmental gains that have come out of COVID-19 The consequences of the coronavirus pandemic will clearly be profound, wide-ranging and long-lasting. So, it’s no surprise that any sources of optimism to be found as...

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The government’s furlough scheme, explained

The government’s furlough scheme, explained

How employers can benefit from the new measures to support businesses. The feeling of trying to play catch-up following a major government announcement will be a familiar one for many business owners. On 20 March, the Chancellor explained that the government would...

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Should you stick or sell after a crash?

Should you stick or sell after a crash?

The history of stock market falls and recoveries shows the advantage of sitting tight. Remember when Brexit was our biggest worry? Last month’s Budget already seems a distant memory. The first quarter of the new decade was certainly one investors would like to forget....

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New tax year checklist

New tax year checklist

Early use of the new tax year's allowances and exemptions could reap rewards over the longer term. Here are the key areas to think about. The health of family and friends will be uppermost in people’s minds right now. Consequently, the start of a new tax year may have...

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