Entries by Shona

Investment market update: June 2019

Welcome to our June update for the investment markets. We take a quick look at some of the key factors that have been influencing the stock markets and could continue to do so over the coming months. Whilst investors may be hoping for stability, we’re afraid uncertainty continues to be a defining influence. UK The […]

Ten tips for boosting mental wellbeing

When we think about improving health, it’s often the physical that springs to mind, but mental wellbeing is just as important. Luckily, it’s rising up the list of priorities for many people. Whether you’re feeling stressed about a certain area of your life or you want to be able to relax more, these tips can […]

Could you start a business in retirement?

When you think of retirement, what comes to mind? Perhaps you’re hoping to travel more, spend time with grandchildren or simply relax. Whilst they’re all plans that are associated with retirement, some are keen to buck the traditional as more retirees turn their hand to launching businesses. Is it something you could see yourself doing? […]

Five benefits of estate planning

Planning how you’ll pass your estate to loved ones can be challenging, both practically and emotionally. But taking some steps to understand how you can efficiently achieve your goals, can make them more likely to become a reality. From writing a will to discussing potential inheritance with loved ones, estate planning is a task that […]

What influences your risk profile?

Risk profile is something we mention a lot when looking at investments and other key financial decisions. But what has an impact on your risk profile? Investing naturally comes with some level of risk and values will rise and fall over time. However, the amount of volatility experienced varies hugely. Typically, the greater the level […]

Peer to peer lending: What you need to know

In recent years, the peer to peer (P2P) lending market has grown rapidly. As you’ve looked for ways to maximise your savings, you might have come across opportunities and may even have been tempted. But, whilst it’s a sector that’s growing fast, it’s crucial to understand what it means and the associated risks. With interest […]

Bank of Mum and Dad: Can you afford to support family?

The Bank of Mum and Dad has become essential for many first-time buyers struggling to scrape together a deposit to secure a mortgage. However, research indicates that children and grandchildren are increasingly relying on financial support for a variety of reasons. Whilst you may be keen to provide as much help as possible to loved […]

Retirees risk pensions running out ten years early

Do you have enough money in your pension to see you through retirement? Research indicates there’s a very real risk that UK retirees will be short of more than a decade’s worth of money. As we start making withdrawals from a pension and even when saving into one, it’s crucial to think about the kind […]