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Market update: Coronavirus

Market update: Coronavirus

Market update: Coronavirus Investment markets around the world received a boost from central banks as the US Federal Reserve made a surprise cut to interest rates, and the G7 finance ministers issued positive words around monetary support should the coronavirus outbreak continue to impact global growth. On Tuesday (3 March)

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Markets Update

Markets Update

Markets Update At the end of January, several major global markets closed in negative territory. The recently signed US-China trade deal was expected to lift the global economy, but the coronavirus outbreak, coupled with lethargic US economic data and mixed corporate earnings, has intensified global growth concerns. In the UK,

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Brexit Done?

Brexit Done?

Brexit Done? The UK officially left the EU on 31 January and is now embarking on an 11-month transition period during which formal trade negotiations will take place. Brexit has undoubtedly been an arduous process, costing two British Prime Ministers their jobs and dividing families the length and breadth of

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How much do you need to retire comfortably?

How much do you need to retire comfortably?

How much do you need to retire comfortably? People on an average salary who wish to retire at the age of 65 will now typically require a pension pot of almost £450,000 in order to fund their retirement until they are 100 years old, recent analysis has found*. Never too

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Tending your portfolio will make it bloom

Tending your portfolio will make it bloom

Tending your portfolio will make it bloom All successful gardeners will understand the need to regularly tend their plants, shrubs and lawns in order to ensure a garden can flourish. And, for investors, taking a similar approach with their financial affairs can also bear fruit by ensuring their investment portfolios

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The Foundations of Investing

The Foundations of Investing

The Foundations of Investing With anything, the foundations are the critical. Investing is no different! Quality Choose assets that are expected to provide higher returns relative to their risks. Applying this to funds, quality fund managers should have a sound basis to their operations and growth. However this might take

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Over 55’s struggle with pensions jargon

Over 55’s struggle with pensions jargon

Over 55’s Struggle With Pensions Jargon A recent study* has found that a significant proportion of over-55s struggle to understand a range of key terms and rules relating to pensions. The survey asked 2,002 UK adults to identify and define various pension-related terms and acronyms. Baffled… Findings from the survey

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Key Personal Finance Tips

Key Personal Finance Tips

Key Personal Finance Tips Taking the time to tune in to a few key pointers can really benefit your finances, helping you plan and manage them effectively. Save Into Your ISA The ISA allowance for 2019-20 is £20,000. Don’t miss this opportunity to save or invest tax-efficiently. We can help

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