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25 Jun 2024
Employee preferences in workplace pension selection

Employee preferences in workplace pension selection

Recent developments have seen the government introduce a Lifetime Provider model for workplace pensions, a move that has sparked considerable interest and debate. Findings from a recent survey reveal a striking preference among employees for their employers to take the lead in selecting their workplace pension provider. A significant 69% of respondents favour this approach,…

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13 Jun 2024
Mind over matter

Mind over matter

In the world of investing, where numbers and market analyses typically dominate, a crucial element often remains veiled in the backdrop – our behaviour. Behavioural investing emerges as a pivotal field, merging the realms of finance and psychology to scrutinise how our emotions, cognitive biases, backgrounds and world views intricately influence our investment decisions. It…

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16 May 2024
Changes to Individual Savings Accounts in 2024

Changes to Individual Savings Accounts in 2024

Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs) offer a versatile and tax-efficient way to save for the future, whether for yourself, your children or grandchildren. Now that we have entered the new financial year, on 6 April 2024, significant changes to ISAs have been introduced.  Since 6 April, savers and investors have had a more flexible approach to…

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30 Apr 2024
Proactive retirement planning

Proactive retirement planning

A recent study reveals a promising trend among 45-54-year-olds in the UK[1]. Six out of ten individuals in this age group are actively working towards bolstering their retirement savings[2]. These mid-lifers are prioritising their future financial stability, implementing changes in their current spending habits to ensure they can support themselves later in life. The measures…

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16 Apr 2024
The gift of giving

The gift of giving

In the unfortunate event of one’s passing, there’s a possibility that HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) may levy an Inheritance Tax (IHT) bill on the deceased’s estate. The estate’s total value determines the sum due after deducting any debts and applying all possible thresholds. Two thresholds that come into play are the nil rate band…

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18 Mar 2024
Wealth accumulation

Wealth accumulation

With the ever-evolving landscape of investment, it’s not hard to see why it might appear daunting. The investment world is equivalent to a living, breathing entity constantly evolving and changing. It’s a landscape that never remains static, mirroring the dynamic nature of global economies and financial markets. Market conditions are like shifting sands, unpredictable and…

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