Monthly Archives: April 2015
Year-on-year rise in the number of long-term savers The UK is becoming a nation of savers, with three quarters (74%) of people saying they are currently saving, research from Scottish Widows has revealed.
It’s not just about picking investments wisely, it’s holding them in the best place Now that we’ve entered a new tax year, if you are already planning how you are going to fully utilise your current Individual Savings Account (ISA) tax-efficient … Continue reading
Exposure to a range of assets through a single investment In performance terms, the attraction of investment trusts is consistently evident. They allow you to pool your money with that of other investors to get exposure to a range of … Continue reading
Positive impact on earnings, and a small positive impact on dividends Despite the so far rather negative response of equity markets, the oil price falls could be seen as a ‘shot in the arm’ for oil consuming economies, with many … Continue reading
Sorting out our finances is high on our list of priorities in 2015 The British population is determined to get more savvy about their saving and spending habits in 2015, with three quarters (76%) of adults admitting they are prepared … Continue reading
Almost 1 in 5 women are now the main household breadwinner Nearly one in five (17%) of women claim to be the main breadwinner in their relationship, according to new research commissioned by Scottish Widows to mark its 200th anniversary.
The picture of retirement income in the UK is not as bleak as some would like us to think A report has revealed those approaching retirement are expecting to receive £23,700 per year when they retire. The same survey shows … Continue reading
Divergent monetary policies and growth trends could be key themes of 2015 The return of volatility – as valuations and investor complacency remain elevated – will make it vital for investors to consider hedging against downside risk and cut back … Continue reading