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Why You Should Always Get Regulated Financial Advice

We at gpfm often get asked why it’s important to always get regulated financial advice. We could answer this question with another question: would you use an unlicensed/unregistered doctor, dentist, lawyer, etc? Of course not. So why take up advice from an unregulated financial advisor? 

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How to Retire Abroad

There are over 108,000 pensioners in Spain alone out of the official British population of around 300,000. Do you want to join them – either there or another European destination? Many people aspire to retire abroad, but for most, it will remain a dream.

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A Guide to Becoming a Charity Trustee

If you have led a successful life in business, you may believe that you would make a suitable trustee of a charity. At gpfm, we offer a number of services to help charity trustees such as explaining trustee obligation, risk management and potential investment advice

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The Great Inheritance Tax Scandal?

We now have a Conservative Government that promised us – back in 2007 – a rise in the inheritance tax (IHT) threshold to £1m. But a decade later, are we getting that? 

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Why Some People Are Cashing in Their Final Salary Pensions before They Retire

In the world of pensions, final salary schemes are often viewed as superior to defined contribution schemes because they tend to offer a more lucrative pension income.

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How Employee Benefits Are Changing in 2017

Employee benefits, or benefits in kind, have traditionally been used to recruit the best people to your company and then provide the employee satisfaction to keep them there. 

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Smart Ways to Invest for Your Grandchildren

There are several ways to set aside money for your grandchildren for when they become independent. Setting up a child savings account, junior ISAs, premium bonds and even starting a junior stakeholder pension are all great ways to create a nest egg and security for their future. 

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2016 in Review and Predictions for 2017

Happy New Year everyone. gpfm’s Managing Directors Scott Atkinson and Simon Frost look back at an eventful 2016 (which saw the company beat their budget by around £100k) and share their predictions for 2017. 

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Different Ways to Invest in Property

Property is one of the most common forms of investment, along with bonds, shares and cash. With the UK market still suffering from a severe shortage in housing and a rising population, housing prices are set to follow suit.

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Our 2017 Financial Predictions

While at gpfm, we’re not qualified to make accounting recommendations, we can take what the news has to say and make some potentially helpful comments. The shocks of 2016 will start to have an impact in 2017 – but how?

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