Financial Planning, Property

Owning Property vs Regular Saving

14 Jul , 2015  

Property Purchasing for Retirement

Have you ever heard the term, “safe as houses”? This is exactly how many would describe their attitude towards property investment. That it’s the safest haven for your money, and an appropriate platform to shelter long-term savings. To be fair, property can often be a fantastic investment. Owning large quantities of property, mortgage free, in […]

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Market Watch

Wall Street Slumps And They Are Not Alone

15 Jan , 2015   Video

A fall in US retail sales, disappointing company results and falling commodity prices have seen stocks on Wall Street suffer as investors react. Retail sales were down 0.9% in December which is far worse than analysts expected. Shares in JP Morgan and Wells Fargo have slipped due to disappointing fourth quarter profits. In the back […]

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Market Watch Sold to Swiss Firm

17 Dec , 2014  

Swiss travel firm Bravofly Rumbo are now the proud owners of a success story from the boom in 2000. The online travel booking service, founded by Martha Lane Fox and Brent Hoberman in October 1998, was sold by US tech firm Sabre Holdings in 2005 in a deal valuing the company at £577m. […]

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Market Watch

Brent Crude Oil Falls Below $60 A Barrel

17 Dec , 2014  

As fuel pump prices continue to fall, Brent crude oil has now fallen below $59 a barrel for the first time in five years. The Brent price first dropped below $60, then to $58.50 a barrel, before recovering slightly to $59.01. Oil prices have now nearly halved since June as a result of waning demand […]

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Market Watch

12 Year Low for UK Inflation

17 Dec , 2014  

UK inflation is down to a 12-year low as a result of sinking fuel prices according to official statistics. An “early Christmas present” for consumers as the Consumer Price index measured inflation at 1% in November, having been at 1.3% in October. The Retail Prices Index fell to a five-year low of 2% down from […]

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Financial Planning, Pensions, Tax-free Growth

If you live abroad, why give your pension to the UK tax man?

15 Dec , 2014  

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Market Watch

ECB attempts to revitalise the Eurozone

10 Dec , 2014  

The European Central Bank (ECB) has “stepped up” preparation for even more stimulation procedures focused on revitalising the eurozone economic climate, banking Head of state Mario Draghi has claimed. His remarks followed the ECB held rate of interest at 0.05 %. Mr Draghi also said that the bank would evaluate the influence of its existing stimulation […]

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Financial Planning, International Mortgages, Regular Savings, Retirement Planning, Tax-free Growth

Is property a sound investment?

27 Nov , 2014  

A question that I often face as a financial advisor is, “would I be better putting my money into property?” The answer is, that it very much depends on your personal circumstances and you should sit down with an advisor to discuss those circumstances in full. As a general rule of thumb, if you are […]

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Financial Planning, Regular Savings, Tax-free Growth

What’s the difference between saving and investing?

4 Nov , 2014  

Question: Is there a difference between saving and investing money? Answer: Absolutely! There is a subtle but effective difference between saving and investing your money, although both are necessary when creating your financial plan. Saving money is simply about putting money aside on a regular basis. The chances are that you spend less money than […]

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Financial Planning, General, Long Term Savings, Regular Savings, Retirement Planning

Investing Essentials – Balance Your Risk

14 Oct , 2014  

One of the most important nuggets of financial investment guidance you will ever be offered is to expand your portfolio into a number of various investment vehicles. This can help you spread out the risk and also obtain a steady return on your investment capital. This kind of investing can be categorized extensively as value […]

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