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The next generation’s need for planning may be even greater than our own

November 8, 2016
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Research from the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) surrounding wealth in the UK has been making headlines in recent months. The study has found that people born during the 1980s are now half as wealthy as those born in the 1970s were at the same stage in their […]

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Millions have less than £100 in savings

November 8, 2016
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A recent survey has revealed the startling statistic that over 16 million people in the UK have less than £100 of savings. In five areas of the country – Northern Ireland, the West Midlands, Yorkshire and Humber, North East England and Wales – over 50% of the adult population has […]

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November Market Commentary

November 8, 2016
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Introduction

We left you last month having reported on September as a month where ‘nothing much happened’ on the world’s stock markets. For many of the major markets October was much the same: only three of the twelve markets we cover were down in the […]

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October Market Commentary

October 5, 2016
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Introduction

September was the month when nothing much happened on the world’s stock markets. Three of the 11 major markets on which we report were up, three were unchanged and five were down – but none of them by very much. The UK led the way […]

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Key findings from LV’s saving and retirement report

October 5, 2016
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A recent report from Liverpool Victoria has revealed some startling statistics on savings and retirement in the UK. Perhaps most worrying are the figures surrounding those who have nothing saved for when they finish working: over a quarter of those yet to retire have no pension pot, with […]

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Would you be happy renting in retirement?

October 5, 2016
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A major goal for many during their retirement will be to enjoy their home after finishing paying off their mortgage. Depending on when you purchased your house however, and with house prices seeing a rise of 30% in the past decade, owning outright is becoming more difficult to […]

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You have a financial plan, but do you have a financial plan b?

October 5, 2016
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“The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men, gang aft agley”. So said Robert Burns in his poem ‘To a Mouse’, lyrically summing up the idea that no matter how well we prepare, there are always factors beyond our control that can cause our ‘best laid’ plans to […]

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What is pension salary sacrifice and can you still do it?

July 7, 2016
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A recent report in the Financial Times discussed the changes to pensions tax relief that could be on the horizon, one of which is the potential for pension salary sacrifice to be abolished by the government. But, unless you’re someone currently either offering or receiving salary sacrifice […]

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