Investing for children

Free Wills Month: what you need to know

Tuesday, 01 March 2016 | News

Today marks the start of ‘Free Wills Month’, which means some aged 55 and over can get a will written or updated for free.

Probate fees face hike under Government plans

Wednesday, 27 April 2016 | News

Probate fees could rise from £155 to £20,000 for those in England and Wales who die with large estates, under plans announced by the Government.

Should we gift our home and property to cut our IHT bill?

Friday, 22 January 2016 | Article

We own both this new property and our own home outright, and each is worth around £90,000.

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, 05 June 2018 | 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

Thursday, 23 February 2017 | 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.