Investing for your child’s future

Even small amounts can build up a substantial nest egg Decided it’s time to start saving for your little one? Putting money aside for your child is a great way to prepare them for their future, and can also teach them valuable lessons about their managing their finances.

Tech Time

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Global equities have paused for breath and ended last week down slightly. Following their strong run of late, with markets up 10% since the start of the year, a pause or even a correction was looking overdue. The last meaningful setback was in late February, which saw markets temporarily fall back around 4%. We are also fast approaching what is … Read More

Inflation beaters

How to ensure your money is protected from rising inflation With current interest rates on cash savings very low, it is difficult to achieve growth above the rate of inflation. And if the cost of living is rising faster than your savings are growing, you’re effectively losing money.

Time to value

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Equities continued their strong run last week with global markets gaining a further 0.8% to be up 10.7% since the start of the year. The US reporting season got off to a good start, with the big banks reporting stellar results on the back of strong trading and advisory revenues. Earnings of US financial companies are now forecast in the … Read More

Combined finances

Planning ahead for your financial future together Some couples may prefer to keep their finances separate, while others share everything. Whichever method you’ve chosen, when it comes to retirement saving, it’s worth planning together to ensure you’ve made the most of all the allowances and benefits offered to couples.

Time to Spend?

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Global equities have had a strong couple of weeks, with markets gaining a further 1.8% in local currency terms and 2.8% in sterling terms over the past week. Year to-date, they are now up as much as 9.3% and 7.7% in local and sterling terms respectively. At the start of the month, this buoyant mood seemed in sync with the … Read More

Tax planning reimagined

Identifying the best options to preserve your wealth No one likes to pay tax on their hard-earned money. But due to the complexities of the tax system, without expert professional financial advice, some individuals could be paying more tax than necessary. Before the end of every tax year on 5 April, you have the opportunity to save money on taxes … Read More