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Updating Your Will

When should I update my will?

Many financial planners may tell you that your will is a vitally important element of your financial plan. With this legally binding document in place, you can take control of your destiny and be sure that your assets will be distributed in line with your wishes. But simply writing a will isn’t enough, as your …

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Asset Allocation

Why asset allocation matters to investors

Investing is an uncertain pursuit, as you have to carefully navigate an ever-changing financial climate. Perhaps the only certainty is that the value of your investments will go up as well as down, so it’s really important that you allocate your assets carefully to help you stay on course. So what key issues should you …

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Pension Advice

Is it ever too late to start pension planning?

A financial adviser will typically recommend that you start preparing for retirement as early as you can. But what if you’re in your 40s or 50s and have only just started thinking about pension planning? Have you missed out on the possibility of enjoying a secure and comfortable retirement? Well, not necessarily, as there are …

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Market Commentary September 2023

Market Commentary September 2023

Introduction Sluggish economic growth in major economies was again a common theme throughout August, as policymakers across the globe continue to battle against high inflation. As always, let’s take a closer look at key markets across the world to find out what’s been going on… UK The UK is continuing to narrowly avoid recession, despite …

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Whats putting you off investing

What’s putting you off investing?

Investing can be a sensible and effective way of maximising your income and making sure your money is working hard for you. So why don’t more of us do it? Well, a new study by Lloyds Bank has found that fear is one big reason, as nearly half of those without investments are unwilling to …

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Financial Review

Why you should carry out a Financial Review

When you create a financial strategy, you’ll often have medium- to long-term goals in mind. But that doesn’t mean it should be set in stone. After all, your situation and circumstances could vary considerably over time. Perhaps you’ll land a new job that significantly increases your income, move to a bigger and more valuable property …

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Financial Market August 2023

Market Commentary August 2023

Introduction It was a mixed picture across the globe in July, with many major economies beginning to see their efforts to tackle inflation pay off. But while progress is being made in some countries, growth remains sluggish and inflation remains high in several key markets, most notably the UK. As always, let’s take a closer …

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Worried about rising mortgages

Are you worried about rising mortgage costs?

Although the government has made tackling inflation one of its core priorities for 2023, the rate of price increases remains stubbornly high – staying stuck at 8.7 per cent in the year to May. As a result, many analysts and observers are expecting the Bank of England to continue hiking up interest rates for some …

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