Investing for children

Asset managers under FCA spotlight

Wednesday, 18 November 2015 | News

Asset management firms are set to come under scrutiny from the City authorities as to whether they add real value for money - and whether the market is competitive enough to benefit investors.

£228.17 a month: the cost of a child’s university education

Thursday, 15 October 2015 | News

New parents will need to save £228 a month to cover the cost of their child’s university degree, as new analysis suggests these expenses will rise to £74,307 by 2033.

Will they, won't they - most UK adults risk dying intestate

Wednesday, 14 October 2015 | News

Most adults in the UK have not written a will, including three-quarters of people in their thirties.

Will my children lose out on the new inheritance tax rules?

Tuesday, 13 October 2015 | Question and Answer

The inheritance tax rules are set to change in the coming years.

Funeral expenses rise 3.9% to £3,702

Tuesday, 06 October 2015 | News

The average cost of a funeral has now hit £3,702, an above-inflation rise of 3.9% or £140 on last year, according to a new survey.

Why you should write a will

Tuesday, 28 July 2015 | Article

Don't bury your head in the sand: prepare for darker days now to save your loved ones extra heartache.

Nine-step financial bucket list

Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | Article

No one likes to think about what will happen when they die but planning ahead will save your loved ones a lot of heartache.

Eastenders' Lucy Beale: did the murder victim have a will?

Wednesday, 04 February 2015 | News

Forget 'who killed Lucy Beale?' - the question legal eagles really think we should be asking is 'did she have a will?'

Poor will planning could cost your loved ones nearly £10k

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 | News

Nearly a third of people (31%) have had difficulty in finding a family member's assets bequeathed to them in a will, and they could be missing out on £9,700 each on average.

Could UK pre-nups become legally binding?

Thursday, 27 February 2014 | News

A new report by the Law Commission has proposed that pre-nuptial agreements – which lay out some of the terms of a divorce before a couple have tied the knot – should become legally binding in the UK.