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Monthly Archives: September 2017

Tax matters


Improving your chance of a better retirement income Every client’s story is different. Each one is unique. We invest significant time to understand your very personal circumstances. We do this for all our clients, and setting your retirement income target … Continue reading

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Navigating market volatility


Protecting your portfolio from the ups and downs of investing No particular investment consistently outperforms other investments. One of the most effective ways to manage investment risk is to spread your money across a range of assets that, historically, have … Continue reading

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Gender income gap


Minimising the impact on your retirement income The gap between women’s and men’s annual average expected retirement incomes in 2017 has grown by £1,000 in the last year, according to new research

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Retirement taxation


Understanding the bottom line Retired households handed over an average of £7,400 each in tax last year – the equivalent of nearly 30% of their annual income, according to analysis of newly released data[1] by Prudential.

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Savings behaviour


UK pension system is sustainable but inadequate It’s been estimated that 18% of earnings need to be saved each year to achieve an adequate income during retirement, an International Longevity Centre (ILC) report has concluded.

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UK pension savings gap


The need for a greater awareness of what must be saved today If savers want a particular standard of living at retirement, then they will need a greater awareness of what must be saved today.

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Wealth generation


Are you getting tax-efficiencies on the gains you make from the money you invest? Whatever you’re putting money aside for, there’s likely to be a role for Individual Saving Accounts (or ‘ISAs’). If you’re looking to grow your money over … Continue reading

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Financially unprotected


Dads putting their family’s financial security at risk if the unexpected were to happen What would happen to you and your family in the event of unforeseen circumstances, such as the diagnosis of a serious illness or premature death? Worryingly, … Continue reading

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