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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 ...

Get pension advice during a divorce - Harris IFA, Boston Spa Yorkshire

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 ...

Boston Spa, Yorkshire IFA - pension, investment and mortgage advice

What changed on pensions in the October 2018 Budget?

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

The short answer is "not a lot"! There was no change to the pensions Annual Allowance (currently £40,000, or as low as £4,000 for some people) as had been feared. However, there are a few items of n ...

Independent investment advice, Harris IFA, Boston Spa Yorkshire

What types of asset should you invest in?

Monday, 17 September 2018

Your overall asset allocation needs to reflect your future capital or income needs, the timescales before those capital sums are required or the level of income sought, and the amount of risk you can ...

Defined benefit pension transfer advice, Boston Spa

Defined benefit pensions - to transfer or not to transfer?

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

A DB pension scheme is one where the amount you’re paid is based on how many years you’ve worked for your employer and the salary you’ve earned. More than 100,000 people transferred out of Defin ...

Pension and investment advice, Matthew Harris IFA, Boston Spa

How much can you pay into a pension each year and get tax relief?

Friday, 13 July 2018

When it comes to managing money, one of the things some people find most difficult to understand is the tax relief they receive on payments into their pension. Tax relief means some of your money that ...

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