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Monthly Archives: June 2015

Smart investing


Inside the minds of savers and investors Now in its third edition, the latest BlackRock Investor Pulse survey takes an in-depth look at Britons’ attitude to money and provides a fascinating insight into the minds of savers and investors.

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Planning your retirement income


Will the pension reforms have an effect on retirement planning? Just under a third (30%) of people believe the recent pension reforms will affect their plans for retirement income. Responding to a Schroders survey, of the people that said pension … Continue reading

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What next for the European recovery?


Grappling with a number of significant headwinds Unlike the rest of the world, the European economy has been hit by not one, but two major crises in the last decade. A few years on, we consider whether Europe is set … Continue reading

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Maintaining dividend growth


Rewarding investors in UK-listed companies Investors in UK-listed companies will be rewarded with an £85.8 billion payout in 2015, significantly better than last year, where investors suffered little or no growth in income according to Capita Asset Services’ ‘Dividend Monitor’. Dividend … Continue reading

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Company Wills


Seven key reasons to plan for the future 1. Without a Will, your entire estate, including your business assets, passes under the rules of intestacy. These rules were written around 1925 and are unlikely to reflect what you would really … Continue reading

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Inheritance Tax planning


Few taxes are quite as emotive – or as politicised – as Inheritance Tax Historically, Inheritance Tax (HT) planning used to be an activity confined to the very rich. However, growing affluence means that this is no longer the case. … Continue reading

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General Election 2015


How will the result impact on your wealth? On Friday 8 May 2015, it was confirmed that the Conservatives had scored a surprise election victory (albeit with a small majority) – a result that not many had expected. The Conservatives … Continue reading

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How long will your pension income last?


Why people are applying a rule of thumb when it comes to their retirement According to new research conducted by YouGov and Old Mutual Wealth, nearly half (48%) of those approaching retirement (aged 55-64) do not know how long their … Continue reading

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