How has COVID-19 affected retirement plans?

Attitudes and aspirations of this year’s retirees The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has impacted on every aspect of our lives, affecting individuals’ financial situation and, for many, their plans for retirement. … Read More

Saving for your children, Q&A

“I have two children and would like to start investing for them. A relative has recently offered to give me £250 a month for each of them to invest but … Read More

Tighter Times

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Global equities seem to have regained their poise. The demise of Evergrande, the Chinese property developer, was still unnerving markets last Monday but markets ended the week up around 0.5% … Read More

Property wealth boost

Older homeowners receive £1.94 billion Older homeowners received a £1.94 billion property wealth boost in the first half of 2021, data shows[1]. More than half of the proceeds of equity … Read More

Choppier Waters

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Global equities have slipped back in the last couple of weeks and ended last week down 2.0% from their high on 6 September. UK and European equities have also opened … Read More

Generation Xers chronically under-saving

57% face financial difficulty in retirement years According to The International Longevity Centre UK (ILCUK) report, a substantial proportion of Generation Xers (those born between 1965 and 1980) in the UK face … Read More

Time to Value

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Global equities have resumed their upward trend, more than recovering their wobble in mid-August. Markets were up 1.0% in local currency terms last week and have also opened higher this … Read More