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Investment market update: April 2020

Category: News

Sadly, the market news for April continues to be pessimistic as economies around the world continue to grapple with the impact of Covid-19. The good news is that some of the short-term volatility seen in March has calmed. However, when looking ahead for the next few months and beyond, there’s still a lot of uncertainty.

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DIY projects that could boost the value of your home

Category: News

With more time indoors, Brits have been turning to DIY during the pandemic. It’s perfect for filling the time but, choose the right project, and it could add value to your home too, and it doesn’t have to be a huge renovation project. So, where should you be investing your time? 1. Refresh the garden

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Dividends and coronavirus: Will your income be affected?

Category: News

As businesses have been hit by the coronavirus pandemic, some have decided to cut dividends and regulators are adding pressure for others to follow suit. This may leave a hole in your income if you rely on dividends. According to reports from The Times, investors have suffered a dividend cut of at least £600 million

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Is now the time to invest?

Category: News

Global stock markets have suffered due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, and you may have heard suggestions that now is the ‘perfect time to buy’. After all, in an ideal world, you want to buy when stock prices are low and sell at a high. However, it’s not as straightforward as that and

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7 things to do if you’re retiring in 2020

Category: News

Are you planning to retire this year? If so, congratulations! Retirement is a milestone you may have been looking forward to for years, but it’s not one you should just dive into. There are steps you should take to ensure your retirement lives up to expectations. 1. Think about the retirement lifestyle you want You

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5 tips for keeping pensions on track during the pandemic

Category: News

For most of us, pensions are invested with the hopes of delivering returns over the long term and it’s something we plan to pay into over our working lives. But the current pandemic may have impacted on your plans and the current value of your pension. If you’re worried about the impact of coronavirus on

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Sitting out an equity market fall

Category: Investment Insight, News

For many investors, the purpose of accumulating wealth in a portfolio is to provide an income either now or in the future that is, at the very least, able to cover their basic needs and hopefully a bit more. The level of portfolio-derived income required is unique to each investor. Some will have pensions related

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Investment market update: March 2020

Category: News

It probably comes as no surprise that much of the market update for March will be linked to the coronavirus pandemic. What started as a virus in Wuhan, China, has quickly become a global issue that’s affecting millions of people worldwide and implications for stock markets. As governments around the world impose measures to try

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