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07 Jan 2021

WINTER 2021

Glimmers of hope for the New Year Over the past year, our vulnerabilities have been starkly exposed by coronavirus, and the pandemic continues to present an array of challenges on many different levels. Economic frailties have also been laid bare but, as we enter a new year, shoots of optimism are beginning to emerge, with rising hopes of recovery in 2021 and beyond. A gradual recovery The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) final 2020 assessment of global economic prospects was entitled […]

06 Jan 2021

Wealth – Autumn 2020

Your Window on Wealth AUTUMN 2020 Coronavirus – a black swan event? When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, the severity of its impact on global societies and economies was shocking. Yet critics are insisting that the repercussions could (and should) have been foreseen. Does this make it a ‘black swan’ event? Originally coined by financial theorist and writer Nassim Nicholas Taleb, the term ‘black swan’ has come to denote any event that: • Is extremely rare • Has a severe impact • […]

27 Jul 2020

SUMMER 2020

Keep your retirement plans on track The COVID-19 pandemic is having a widespread impact on all aspects of our finances, including retirement planning. However, while recent stock market volatility undoubtedly poses a challenge, particularly for those close to retirement, it is important not to allow the outbreak to derail your plans. A resilient retirement plan One thing the pandemic has vividly highlighted is the importance of developing a resilient retirement plan. Although market turbulence will impact all pension holders, those […]

27 Jul 2020

SPRING 2020

In the current climate, there is uncertainty in all of our lives with both health and financial concerns. However, while we are all understandably focusing on the here and now, it might be worth using this time to take a step back and review your long-term financial wellbeing as well. This newsletter takes a look at some of the areas you might want to consider. Of course, we are on hand to support you through any challenges ahead. Make time […]

27 Jan 2020

Wealth – Winter 2020

Financial resolutions for a prosperous New Year The New Year period is a common time for people to take stock of their finances and make resolutions designed to boost their financial wellbeing. And a new study has found the likelihood of success in this area is heavily linked to receiving professional advice and the establishment of clear financial objectives. Advice is key to success The recently released research1 actually provides a quantitative measure of the value attributed to advice when […]

15 Oct 2019

Your window on Money – Autumn 2019

How much do you need to retire comfortably? People on an average salary who wish to retire at the age of 65 will now typically require a pension pot of almost £450,000 in order to fund their retirement until they are 100 years old, recent analysis has found1. Never too early to start saving The research also shows that an individual who starts saving into a pension at 25 years of age will need to invest around £235 a month […]

26 Jun 2019

SUMMER 2019

  The Intergenerational Fairness Debate Continues The House of Lords Committee on Intergenerational Fairness and Provision has called on the government to take steps to make society fairer by supporting younger people, particularly in the employment market and the provision of housing. A change of perspective needed Peers believe that ‘outdated’ age-specific benefits for older people should be replaced with support for the young to ‘deliver a fairer society’. The Committee – made up of Labour, Conservative, Liberal Democrat and […]

14 Jan 2019

WINTER 2019

Winter 2019 INSIDE THIS ISSUE: In the News / What the 2018 Budget means for older people / Number of working women aged 60-64 has doubled / Gifting early to avoid IHT / Trends in baby boomer retirement plans / Where we spend our money / Over-55s feel the pinch from being the ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’.   What money rules would you pass to the next generation? As parents and grandparents, we all hope the values that we […]

19 Oct 2018

Your Window on WEALTH – Autumn 2018

  WHAT’S IN STORE FOR THE GLOBAL ECONOMY?  The last few months have seen the release of positive economic reports and grounds for optimism remain with regards to future growth rates, certainly in terms of the US economy. However, while no one is currently predicting the onset of a sharp slowdown or recession, there are signs that the global economy may be starting to lose momentum. The OECD* composite leading indicator, which covers advanced economies plus China, India, Russia, Brazil, […]

18 Jul 2018

SUMMER NEWSLETTER 2018

ONE IN TEN BRITONS ADMIT THEY ARE BAD WITH MONEY – HOW TO BUCK THE TREND A recent survey1 has shown that for many, building up their savings is not top of their agenda. Everyone should think about putting some money aside for emergencies, and for the bigger things in life like the deposit on a home, a child’s education or a wedding. So, for most of us having some cash that we can access quickly to pay for unexpected […]