Financial planning

Leave vote: What it could mean for your money, property and investments

Friday, 24 June 2016 | News

After months of anticipation, UK voters have decided – in an historic move – to leave the European Union some 43 years after joining its predecessor, the European Economic Community, in 1973.

How will the EU referendum affect your investments?

Tuesday, 29 March 2016 | Article

But what does it mean for our investments in equities? In the run-up to the referendum, we are likely to see a lot of ups and downs in the stock market.

Pension savers still tempted by property

Tuesday, 10 November 2015 | News

Savers consider workplace pensions to be the safest way of investing for retirement, but believe an investment in property will yield bigger returns, according to new research from the Office for National Statistics.

How can I turn £50,000 into a monthly income?

Wednesday, 14 October 2015 | Question and Answer

If you are looking to make withdrawals of £300 each month from your lump sum, this equates to an interest rate of 7.2% a year.

How to find a financial adviser in 2017

Tuesday, 10 January 2017 | Article

While a financial adviser can charge hundreds or even thousands of pounds for their services, depending on the size of your investment, they can help you decipher which product is better suited to your needs.

Advisers accused of misleading clients

Monday, 07 April 2014 | News

Three quarters of financial advisers fail to provide clients with enough information about the cost of their services, and customers could be misled, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has said.

Do I need independent financial advice?

Tuesday, 25 February 2014 | Article

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Best pension for children 2014

Friday, 27 December 2013 | Article

If you've got the university fees and house deposit covered, then - as crazy as it sounds - a pension can be a great investment for kids, and they're popular among wealthier grandparents who want to set aside money for kids...

Best Children's Investment Scheme 2014

Friday, 27 December 2013 | Article

For children who aren't eligible for junior ISAs - or those whose parents want more control over their cash - there are children's investment plans that offer access to a variety of trusts at relatively low cost.

Best investment Junior Isa 2014

Friday, 27 December 2013 | Article

Cash is a great way of saving for an Xbox 360 or holiday spending money, but if you've got bigger targets in mind such as university fees or help buying a first home, then you are more likely to achieve those goals with...