News and Views

News and Views

Our aim is to keep clients fully informed of the latest developments within global markets as well as providing articles on personal finance, investments, pensions and tax planning.

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October 1, 2018

Time to consider socially responsible investing (SRI)?

The past decade has seen a big increase in ethical investing, although in overall terms, it is still a niche market. In the middle of Good Money Week, which aims to let investors know about the range of ethical and sustainable financial options, we take a brief look at some of the statistics and issues.

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Time to consider socially responsible investing (SRI)?

September 23, 2018

Protect your estate for future generations

If you are confused by the UK’s inheritance tax regime, recent research shows that you are not alone. Yet getting your inheritance tax planning wrong could mean your family is faced with an unexpectedly high inheritance tax (IHT) bill.

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Protect your estate for future generations

August 2, 2018

Bank raises interest rates

For only the second time in a decade, we have an interest rate rise. This was heavily trailed, and as expected, the rate has been raised from 0.5% to 0.75%. This represents the highest bank rate level since March 2009.

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Bank raises interest rates

July 25, 2018

Some thoughts for income investors

Interest rates have been at record lows for over 9 years, causing problems for income investors, who have had to take on more risk to get some decent income yields. So what can income investors do to maximise their income potential going forward, without risking too much capital?

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Some thoughts for income investors

June 20, 2018

What will a trade war mean for investors?

For quite a while now, there has been talk of a trade war between the US and China. However, it’s now starting to look serious. So as markets have slipped across the world, what will the long-term impact be on investors?

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What will a trade war mean for investors?

June 7, 2018

How to cut your inheritance tax bill

The amount paid in inheritance tax (IHT) reached a record high last year, with over £5.2bn being paid. Yet whilst death and taxes are inevitable, IHT has been called the ‘avoidable tax’ or the ‘voluntary tax’ as with some careful inheritance tax planning there are many ways to avoid it or at least reduce it significantly.

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How to cut your inheritance tax bill

May 18, 2018

Property or investments for income?

With interest rates being held once more last week, and likely to rise only slowly going forward, the debate about whether income investors should look towards buy-to-let to generate the income they need raises its head again.

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April 20, 2018

Investing in a volatile market.

The FTSE100 reached a new all-time high of 7778.64 on 12 January this year. In the three months since then, we have seen the index drop at one point by almost 9% to just below 7000, although it has recovered a bit since then, closing last night up a tad at 7328.92.

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Investing in a volatile market.

April 6, 2018

A new tax year. Time for some tax planning?

The new tax year begins today, so the new tax allowances and benefits come into force. This year, most but not all of the changes are good news but here’s a quick guide to what the new tax year has in store for you.

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March 23, 2018

Is now the time to be invested in the UK?

With the FTSE100 dipping below 7,000 for the first time in over a year, and with professional investor sentiment fairly negative about UK equities at the moment, what does the future hold for those investing in the UK?

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March 3, 2018

Some year-end tax planning tips

With the end of the tax year just over a month away, it’s time once again to consider any last minute tax and pension planning, to make sure you utilise the tax breaks available to you. Here’s just a few ideas and options, some of which may be appropriate for you.

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February 6, 2018

Dealing with a Stock Market Correction

The last few days have seen markets fall around the world, prompting some to consider whether this is finally the end of the current long bull run. Sudden sell-offs can cause consternation amongst investors, so what is the best way to deal with a stock market correction?

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January 8, 2018

Where to invest globally in 2018

The start of a new year is always a good time to review your investment goals. To help that process, here are some thoughts on what the experts are saying is in store for 2018.

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January 3, 2018

What does 2018 have in store for UK investors?

At the start of 2017, there was talk of a Brexit-inspired economic meltdown in the UK, a market correction and interest rate rises. None of these happened. Why was this – and what can investors expect in 2018?

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13/11/2018

Oil price drops amid fears over demand

The latest falls come after oil cartel Opec reduces its forecast for global oil demand next year.

13/11/2018

Millions 'misspent on green energy abuse'

Energy regulator Ofgem is accused of mismanagement by a whistleblower.