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Monthly Archives: April 2020

Coronavirus impact on the global economy


It’s more important than ever to stay the course The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is first and foremost a human tragedy, affecting hundreds of thousands of people. It is also having a growing impact on the global economy. The markets have … Continue reading

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Business support at a glance


Key announcements to support people and businesses In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has set out a package of temporary, timely and targeted measures to support people and businesses through this period of disruption.

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Focus on long-term horizons


Time in the market, not timing the market During this difficult time, fear and worry are understandable, particularly as the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak led to the biggest daily drop in the FTSE 100 since the financial crisis of 1987. Trying … Continue reading

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COVID-19 effects on retirement planning


Remember that pension savings are for the long term The coronavirus (COVID-19) is having a widespread impact across all aspects of financial life, including retirement plans. The current global stock market turbulence, as a consequence of COVID-19, will no doubt … Continue reading

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Inflation matters


One of the biggest threats to the health of your investment portfolio If you’re investing – especially for major goals years away, such as retirement – you can’t afford to ignore the corrosive effect rising prices can have on the … Continue reading

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Have you planned for the unexpected?


One in eight homebuyers don’t discuss their protection needs Buying a property is usually the biggest financial obligation many of us will take on in our lifetime, and it’s an obvious moment to pause and consider our protection needs.

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Future retirement security


More younger women opting out of pensions Young women are putting their future retirement security at risk by opting out of their workplace pension[1].

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Retirement savings longevity


Are you facing a pensions challenge? We all want to ensure we have sufficient funds when we retire so we can spend our time the way that we want to. But how realistic are your current retirement plans?

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Retirement options


£19m released each day since pension freedoms launch In his 2015 Spring Budget, then-chancellor George Osborne introduced sweeping changes to the way that pensions are taxed. The new pension freedom rules have led to the over-55s being faced with a … Continue reading

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