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Investment market update: June 2020

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While countries are beginning to lift lockdown restrictions, we’re still seeing the economic impact of Covid-19 around the world, as businesses get to grips with the consequences and ongoing social distancing. According to the OECD, the global economy is set to suffer its worst peacetime slump for 100 years. It’s now expected that global GDP

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5 reasons plants mean healthier homes

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If you don’t already have plants dotted around your home, there are health reasons for becoming a little more green-fingered. Plants don’t only add to your interior design but can help you be more productive, boost health and ease stress, science has proven. Here are five reasons that adding houseplants to your homes and workspace

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Calculating investment risk: What plays a role?

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When investing, we all know that capital is at risk. We’ve often talked about understanding your risk profile and the level of risk you should take when investing. But what affects how risky an investment is? Understanding the risk of an investment can help you gauge if it’s the right investment for you and how

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Scammers target pension savers trying to gain early access

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Do you know when you can access your pension? Research has found that the number of people trying to access their pension early is on the rise, and it’s a misconception that scammers are taking advantage of. Accessing Defined Contribution pensions It’s important that you understand when and how your pension can be accessed. It

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Planning for a 100-year life

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When you think about your lifestyle goals and financial plan, how far ahead do you look? It wasn’t so long ago that planning to reach 80 meant you could be sure of financial security throughout your life. But now, it’s becoming increasingly common to celebrate your 100th birthday, bringing new challenges to planning. Just a

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5 ways you can reduce tax liability in retirement

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When you retire, there are a lot of financial decisions that need to be made as you start accessing the savings and investments you’ve built up. It’s natural to have lots of questions about your financial security at this point, such as: How much income will I receive from my pension? How long will my

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Your complete guide to the State Pension

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The State Pension is an essential part of retirement planning and provides a foundation to build on. Whilst the basics are simple, it can be far more complex to understand what you’re entitled to and when than you’d think at first glance. Our Complete Guide to the State Pension is designed to help you figure

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Your essential guide to ISAs

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ISAs are an incredibly important part of many financial plans, whether you’re saving for a short-term goal or investing for a long-term one. In fact, over ten million adults saved into an ISA account in 2017/18. Whilst ISAs have been around for 20 years, the product range and allowance has changed considerably in that time.

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Your Summer Statement 2020 summary

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Just a few months after delivering his first Budget as Chancellor, Rishi Sunak delivered a Summer Statement, dubbed a ‘mini-Budget’ on Wednesday 8th July 2020. Back in March, some of the measures announced in the Budget focused on supporting people and businesses as the Covid-19 pandemic was taking hold. Five months later, the focus has

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Investment market update: May 2020

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Whilst investment markets have settled a little from the severe bouts of volatility seen a few months ago, the impact of Covid-19 continues to weigh on economic and business prospects. The next few months, as restrictions are lifted and government support begins to withdraw will be crucial and give an indication of how economies will

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