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Watch out for scams and other bad investment ideas

Thursday, 20 June 2019

There has been plenty of recent coverage of the collapse of London Capital and Finance (for example: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48235410), a company which appeared to offer best-buy "savings" ...


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Deferring your state pension - a good idea?

Thursday, 9 May 2019

You can't start taking your state pension before state pension age, but you can delay when you start receiving it. Doing so could result in you receiving a higher weekly state pension or even a lump-s ...


Mortgage advice, Boston Spa, Yorkshire IFA

Equity release booming - but beware of the pitfalls

Thursday, 4 April 2019

Since 2016, the equity release market has been growing at the average rate of 7.1 per cent each quarter. The amount of equity unlocked from people’s homes more than doubled from £514m in the second ...


Boston Spa, Yorkshire IFA

Cut your income tax bill before the tax year end on April 5th

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Have you made pension contributions this tax year to use your annual allowance, and any available carry forward allowance, to benefit from income tax relief at your highest marginal rate? The persona ...


Investment strategy in volatile markets. Harris IFA, Boston Spa Yorkshire

Stockmarket volatility and how to deal with it

Friday, 4 January 2019

Stockmarkets have been very volatile (and weak) recently, and there is a good chance that they will continue to be volatile for the foreseeable future thanks to Brexit, US interest rates, the whims of ...


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Pensions in divorce - crucial but often forgotten

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

What is likely to be a divorcing couple’s most valuable asset? The family home will spring to most people’s minds first. But the value of a pension could well be the biggest single asset in the re ...


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