Personal finance Posts

Protecting Yourself Against Financial Scams

  The old adage about thieves and opportunism certainly rings true through the coronavirus pandemic.

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5 Things to Consider Before Becoming Self-Employed

The gig economy is on the rise*, meaning more and more people are choosing to become self-employed, whether for the flexibility or out of necessity as traditional job roles dwindle and morph.

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Looking to the year ahead at gpfm

We enter the New Year with change in the air. With the UK’s vaccination scheme well underway and Biden’s presidency heralding a new era in American political and social life, we’re optimistic that 2021 will offer renewed stability.

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A Short Guide to ISAs

Whether you’re getting a foot on the property ladder, or saving for retirement, ISAs or ‘Individual Savings Accounts’ can be a tax-efficient way of setting aside money for the future. As it stands in 2020, you are currently allowed to place up to £20,000 across different ISAs each tax year.

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What does Brexit mean for my Finances?

As the likelihood of a no-deal Brexit becomes greater, with a last push for the EU and UK to reach a post-Brexit trade deal before 31st of December, there are certain predictions that can be made about the effect this outcome may have.

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Moving Abroad: A Financial Checklist

Since the EU referendum, emigration from the UK has been steadily increasing, reaching a ten-year high last year.

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Why Talking About Money Matters

This week is national Talk Money Week, an opportunity to have open, honest conversations about money with the people you care about. According to the campaign, 9 in 10 adults in the UK don’t feel comfortable talking about money, despite events like the coronavirus pandemic making these conversations all the more important.

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New National Lockdown: How will the Furlough scheme change?

The introduction of new UK lockdown measures on November 5 herald yet another period of uncertainty for employers and employees nationwide.

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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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