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Research suggests that fewer than 3 in 10 retirees seek professional financial advice. Working with a professional can give you confidence and help you create a long-term financial plan. Find more reasons to seek financial advice here.
Retirement rules can be useful, but some of them are outdated and could lead to decisions that aren’t right for you. Find out why here.
If you’re creating a retirement income, it’s probably your pension you think of. However, if your estate is liable for Inheritance Tax, it could make financial sense to deplete other assets, such as savings and investments, first.
Market volatility has been affecting investment portfolios. While it can be tempting to focus on the ups and downs of your investment’s performance, it’s more important to look at the bigger picture.
£1.3 billion was stolen through fraud and scams in 2021. Here’s what you need to know to protect your assets
Despite efforts to prevent fraud, £1.3 billion was stolen in 2021. It’s more important than ever that you’re aware of the red flags. Find out what you can do to reduce the chance of falling victim to a scam here.
People often have concerns about taking too much investment risk. However, in some cases, being too cautious can also be damaging. Find out what you need to consider when building your investment portfolio here.
Two-thirds of retirees are planning a flexible retirement, but many don’t understand the potential tax implications
More people are planning a flexible retirement where they continue to work in some form. It can help your income go further and create a work-life balance that suits you, but it does have some tax implications
52% of savers don’t understand the effects of inflation, and millions think they’ll be better off. Here’s why it can harm your savings
Interest rates are starting to rise, but that doesn’t mean that inflation will have a positive effect on your savings. In real terms, they are likely falling in value.
The social care cap will be introduced in October 2023. While it can limit how much you spend on care if it’s needed, it excludes some large expenses associated with residential care.
Many UK trusts and some non-UK trusts need to be registered with the Trust Registration Service by 1 September 2022. If you’re a trustee, it’s important to understand if it’s a step you need to take.
Millions of pounds have been lost to screen sharing scams and a survey suggests that many people would fail to spot the red flags if they were targeted. Find out more here.
National Trust properties are a great place to visit for a family day out this summer. There are plenty of opportunities for children to explore the great outdoors and learn more about nature.
Find out more about British garden trends over the centuries and where you can still see the outdoor spaces created by Romans, Georgians, and more.
The amount of Inheritance Tax paid has increased and a freeze on allowances means it will affect more families in the future. Read about the steps you can take to reduce a potential Inheritance Tax bill.
If you’re retired, understanding how inflation will affect your income now and in the future is important. Find out what steps you can take to improve your long-term financial security here.
A staycation doesn’t have to mean staying in a traditional bed and breakfast. Here are some unusual places to spend the night, from a cave house to a property with a priory right on your doorstep.
The Land Registry has paid out £3.5 million in compensation fraud. But how does someone steal your home? Find out here.
Tensions in Europe and the invasion of Ukraine affected stock markets around the world. Here’s your investment market update with all the latest news.
A new survey has highlighted some of the biggest challenges that those planning their retirement could face. Understanding these obstacles now can help you take steps to create a secure retirement.
If you’re thinking about purchasing an annuity in retirement, shopping around could secure you a better income for the rest of your life.
As inflation rises above 4%, savers should review the effect this is having on their cash savings and spending power over the long term.
While many people are worried about the impact Inheritance Tax could have on their legacy, few are taking steps to reduce a potential tax bill. Being proactive could help you leave more to your loved ones.
There are plenty of reasons for remaining active in retirement. It could help you maintain your independence and meet new people.
You don’t have to go abroad to get away this winter – the UK has some stunning destinations to explore.
A report suggest the over-50s were the most affected by the pandemic uncertainty. If you’ve cut back pension contributions or even dipped into your pension, it’s time to review the long-term impact.
The age you can access defined contribution pensions is rising from 2028, which could affect your retirement plans.
Financial advice videos have racked up billions of views worldwide on social media, but is there merit to the advice they give? Read about the pros and cons here.
Most cases of financial fraud do not lead to a conviction. For victims, it often means they aren’t compensated. It’s important to be aware of the risks.
As staycations are on the rise, you may be thinking about investing in a holiday home. Luckily, the UK is filled with beautiful places to consider, including these five.
£1.17 billion of property wealth has been unlocked through equity release. However, it’s important to weigh up the pros and cons, as well as looking at the alternatives, before proceeding.
Research suggests that two-thirds of retirees risk running out of money. As well as understanding what income your pension will provide, there are risks to be aware of too.
As a portion of lifetime income, inheritances are growing. As a result, they will play an increasingly important role in financial security. If you’ll be leaving an inheritance to loved ones, you may need to consider Inheritance Tax.
This month marks Scam Awareness Month, with millions being lost to pension fraud. Find out how to protect your savings and retirement from fraudsters.
If you’ve been named as a Lasting Power of Attorney, it can be daunting. Find out what you need to know and what your responsibilities may cover here.
You don’t have to go abroad to find beautiful scenery. If you want to relax on a beach, heading to Spain or further afield is likely to come to mind first, but the UK is home to some incredible beaches that are perfect for a summer trip.
Signs continue to point towards economic growth as Covid-19 restrictions lift. However, businesses and economies continue to face challenges, including rising inflation and shortages within supply chains.