Blog Posts

Where is My Pension Being Invested?

A growing sense of social responsibility and increasing climate awareness has seen many people looking to shift their investment portfolios towards ethical and ESG (environmental, social and governance) funds. 

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An Introduction to Equity Release

An Introduction to Equity Release For many people approaching retirement, having access to some extra income is often a priority. Equity release is frequently offered to people in later life to ‘unlock’ some of the value of a property, providing a cash lump sum in return.

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Investing Cash During a Temporary Decline

Timing in investment markets is not something seasoned Financial Planners claim to do. This is not to say that it is impossible to get right on occasion, but long term, it is far more likely to achieve sub-optimal returns.

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Wealth Platform Infographic

Wealth Platform is an online resource that gives you all the tools and insights you need to digitally connect with your financial adviser and plan your financial future. Your financial information is analysed and gathered in one place to give you clarity and control. Take a look at our Wealth Platform Infographic below to find […]

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Meeting with Clients during COVID-19

At gpfm, the safety of our colleagues and clients is our top priority and we ensure it, not only by continuing to adhere to government guidelines but also taking every extra precaution to maintain health and safety.

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A Post-Lockdown gpfm Update: In it for the Long-Run

It is not news to anyone that COVID-19 has changed the world we live in. It has changed how we socialise, how we shop, how we travel and, of course, how we work.

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A Guide to the Credit Card and Personal Loan Repayment Holiday

Banks are helping those struggling to repay personal loans and credit cards, offering payment holidays of up to three months for people whose income has been affected by the lockdown, or COVID-19 in general. 

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What is the Furlough Scheme and How is it Changing?

As a response to the coronavirus pandemic and the need for social distancing, as well as the closing of many shops and businesses, the government implemented the furlough scheme. Officially called the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, it is designed to enable employers to pay their workers during the lockdown.

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The Slow Return to Work

As the Covid-19 situation continues to unfold, the most recent change has been the gentle lifting of restrictions to try and get economies back into gear. On both sides of the Atlantic progress in getting back to work has been slow and patchy.

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Avoiding Coronavirus scams – 24/04/2020

Staying Safe from Scams During COVID-19 As most of us spend this time staying inside our homes, and only leaving for essential shopping or to exercise, we are spending much more time online and on the phone. As a result, on Friday 20 March, the City of London Police reported a 400% increase in scams.

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