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Making sure the finance department keeps up with growth

June 9, 2017
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Whilst many believe it’s a foregone conclusion that the rapid growth of successful start-up companies will translate into success to the tune of seven figures or more, there are numerous examples of swift development leading to reputational, financial and quality risks which could ultimately lead to […]

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The steps cohabiting couples should take when drawing up a will

June 9, 2017
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There’s no denying the huge steps forward seen in creating equality for same-sex couples in the UK during the 21st Century, first with the Civil Partnership Act 2004 and then the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013. However, as heterosexual couples have marriage as the only […]

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Bill to the Bank of Mum and Dad could reach £6.5bn

June 9, 2017
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A recent report has suggested that the ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ will be lending their children over £6.5 billion this year in order to help them onto the property ladder. The projected figure is around £1.5 billion higher than the £5 billion loaned by parents […]

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What financial wellbeing means for your health

March 28, 2017
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The latest Financial Wellness Index has revealed that people with very little savings and those who are struggling to pay their bills are also those who are suffering from poor health. Conversely, those enjoying good health are more likely to experience a higher level of financial wellness. The […]

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House prices to slump in 2017?

March 3, 2017
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Recent figures suggest that house prices are set to slow during 2017. Property prices grew by 5.7% in the year to the end of January, slower than the annual growth of 6.5% in the previous month.

In January, the average UK home was valued at £220 […]

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What could be the best way to provide for your grandchildren?

March 3, 2017
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With both property prices and the cost of living continuing to rise, as well as low interest rates making it difficult to save, the ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ is increasingly becoming a partnership with the ‘Bank of Gran and Grandad’. If you have grandchildren, it’s only […]

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1 in 10 people not saving anywhere near enough for retirement

December 13, 2016
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Figures released last month have revealed that over one in ten (11%) of working people have yet to begin paying into a pension pot. Worryingly, this includes nearly one in ten people in the 51-65 age bracket. The average age at which most people expect to begin […]

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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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