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.

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

Don’t miss the ISA deadline

Saving and investing for a future that matters. Yours.   Each tax year, we are given an annual Individual Savings Account (ISA) allowance. This can build up quickly, letting you accumulate a substantial tax-efficient gain in the long-term.   The ISA limit for 2020/21 is £20,000. The proceeds are shielded from income tax, tax on dividends and capital gains tax. … Read More

Wealth Managers, a new generation

As a fledgling young professional, ask me heading into my mid-thirties would I have planned on becoming a wealth manager and I’m sure you would have received a perplexed expression looking back at you. Something along the lines of the emoji with the straight-lined mouth with a raised eyebrow springs to mind!   Very attractive proposition   An industry, that … Read More

Gifting generation

Older family members supporting younger generation through the pandemic Young people have been one of the worst-affected groups from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, particularly in terms of the labour market and mental health outcomes. But it’s their parents and grandparents who are paying the price financially.

Breaking up is hard to do

Managing the financial impact of divorce When long-term relationships split up, there are a host of implications for mortgages, savings, tax and Wills requiring careful consideration to avoid hardship. If you are contemplating divorce, are in the middle of divorce proceedings or dissolving a civil registered partnership, it’s important to understand how the current economic and financial situation could affect … Read More

‘New Age’ of self-employment

Changes in how people save, invest and plan for retirement Self-employment plays a vital role towards the UK’s economy. In recent years the number of people who are self-employed has risen steadily. But one of the main drawbacks is that the self-employed do not have the advantage of an employer to help arrange pension provision.

Tax saving opportunities

It’s time to identify, plan for and potentially mitigate your tax burdens The Government has spent hundreds of billions on measures to support businesses and jobs, and fight the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. But how will it pay for these? We won’t know the extent of the final bill until long after the crisis is over.

Why cash may not be king

How much of your wealth do you currently hold in cash? One paradox of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is that even as businesses have shut down and jobs have disappeared, some British households have on average been saving more money than they usually do, due to lower spending, according to new research[1].

5 healthy financial habits you shouldn’t ignore

How to get your finances in order to make more of your money Do you feel like your financial life has been turned upside down during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic? Or, has the start of the new year focused you on getting your finances in order to make more of your money? Whatever the answer is, it’s important to adopt … Read More