Monthly Archives: April 2022

Cost-of-living crunch

Savers still recognise the importance of long-term planning

Britain’s cost-of-living crunch has hit the country hard, with inflation at its highest level in three decades, petrol prices spiralling, retail price increases rising to their highest levels in ten years and, most recently, Ofgem announcing a 54% price hike in energy bills affecting 22 million households.

Investment choices

Behavioural patterns shaping our way of investing, for better or worse

When it comes to money and investing, we’re not always as rational as we may think. Every human being is driven by emotions – more than we would like to admit. Emotions are the key drivers of our behaviour, and these behavioural patterns shape our way of investing, for better or worse.

Pension freedoms

You work, you save and then you retire

A full and happy retirement is a priority for many. But no two people are alike. A ’one-size-fits-all’ system cannot accurately account for everyone’s individual lifestyle choices, so it makes sense that the way you prepare for your future is likely to be different from others.

Will I be able to retire when I want to?

Financial planning and advice for the ‘unretired’

The changes in the retirement landscape mean that many people today are having to adjust their outlook towards retirement. With more people living longer, expectations of retirement are being reshaped and there is no longer a one-size-fits-all approach to retirement planning.

Roadmap for investors

Increased confidence portfolios will perform well in 2022

In 2021, there was a return to some form of normality across a vast majority of regions following successful vaccine roll-outs around the globe. But will the economic rebound continue in 2022, or be stymied by rising energy prices, higher inflation and further continued uncertainty brought about by the pandemic fallout?

‘Job for life’ a thing of the past

Most Millennials and Gen Z have two or more pension pots

If you’ve worked multiple jobs over the years, you may have been auto-enrolled into a number of pension plans by past employers. You might also have a few pension plans that you opened yourself. Keeping track of all your plans’ policy numbers and knowing exactly how much is in each of them might start to get confusing as the years go by.

Extending the scope of the trust register

Deadline for non-taxable trust registrations announced

Trusts are a way of managing wealth, money, investments, land or property, for you, your family or anyone else you’d like to benefit. When you put assets in a trust, they are under the control of an appointed person or persons called ‘trustees’. The trustees then manage the trust according to your instructions, even after your death.

Smart money habits

Best practice, smart money habits

Does the idea of looking at your bank account cause a sense of dread? Does the ping of your banking app make you question every single one of your spending choices?