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Spreading Risk Makes Sense

Spreading Risk Makes Sense

Spreading Risk Has Always Made Sense Almost exactly 50 years ago, a company few people had previously heard of was hitting the headlines as the price of its shares went stratospheric. A few months later it came back to earth with a crash. Fortunes were made and lost after mining

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Protecting your Investment Portfolio

Protecting your Investment Portfolio

Protecting your Investment Portfolio The pandemic has placed immense pressure on financial markets across the globe. Markets hate uncertainty and, in recent months, that has been one commodity not in short supply. Heightened volatility, however, does always demonstrate one investment certainty – the importance of portfolio diversification as a means

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Get a Free Pension Review

Get a Free Pension Review

Worried your pension will not be enough? Use our service for peace of mind after a full review & tailored financial services. Pensions are not always the most exciting of topics, and almost everyone agrees that they have become so complex due to the numerous changes in legislation, new regulatory

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An Introduction to Pensions

An Introduction to Pensions

Getting to grips with the basics Pensions are typically viewed as being complex and difficult to understand. As a result, people often delay starting one or ignore the issue altogether. In reality, though, the basics are relatively simple and taking time to understand them now could have a huge impact

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Pension Top Tips

Pension Top Tips

Top Tips For Retirement Saving It’s never too early to start saving into a pension… You should start saving for retirement as early as possible as the sooner you begin the longer your savings have to grow. While other financial challenges can make this difficult, investing regular amounts in a

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Making Sense of Pension Withdrawals

Making Sense of Pension Withdrawals

Pension Withdrawals Making Sense Research* has revealed that one in five over 55’s with a private pension withdrew a lump-sum during 2019, although the study does suggest that, for many, this was not a financially sensible course of action. Stash The Cash The most popular reason for accessing pension wealth

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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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