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City Survivors: Overcome the fear of switching – it could save you £100s

Friday, 15 April 2016 | Blog | By Helen Knapman

Switching. It’s a simple enough concept, yet many of us don’t do it – whether through fear, laziness, or simply because we don’t realise we can.

Tax planning with David Cameron

Friday, 15 April 2016 | Blog | By Tom Wilson

The Prime Minister has unexpectedly released a summary of

Tax advantages of offshore funds

Monday, 11 April 2016 | Blog | By Moira O'Neill

The Prime Minister is under scrutiny this week for his investment in an offshore fund, ...

City Survivors: how to boost your credit score

Wednesday, 23 March 2016 | Blog | By Helen Knapman

If you’re a first-time buyer, you will need to clean up your credit score.

Lifetime Isas? More like Property Pensions

Friday, 18 March 2016 | Blog | By Tom Wilson

In the run up to the budget, speculation was mounting that pensions would switch to either a flat-rate system, where all people got the same amount of tax relief on their pensions contributions, or a pensions Isa system,...

Why I'll be reading “Other People's Money” by John Kay

Thursday, 17 March 2016 | Blog | By Gary Adams

Gary Adams listens to distinguished British economist John Kay criticise the out-of-control financial sector.

The Big Short film review

Monday, 22 February 2016 | Blog | By Helen Knapman

Banks have long been trying to improve their image, but after watching the The Big Short – the latest blockbuster to document the 2007/2008 financial crash – any trust I had in them seems to have dissipated.  

Three words that could lose you your pension

Saturday, 27 May 2017 | Blog | By Moira O'Neill

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that any investor in possession of a good pension must be a target for scammers.

New Year, new investment plan?

Tuesday, 12 January 2016 | Blog | By Moira O'Neill

China’s see-sawing stock market has dominated the first week of the year.  Many investors will be worried that the shock waves that China has sent through global stock markets make an inauspicious start to 2016. 

How to win £50 million - buying a ticket is not enough

Wednesday, 13 January 2016 | Blog | By Tom Wilson

The UK’s gone a bit Lottery mad this week. Camelot, the company that runs the National Lottery, sold 200 tickets every second in the final hour before Wednesday’s record £50.4 million draw.