Investments

Help To Buy ISAs coming to a close in November

Help To Buy ISAs coming to a close in November

Since the 2008 recession, the Government has looked at several ways to assist first time buyers onto the housing ladder. One of which, was the Help to Buy ISA, (H2BISA), launched in December 2015.  However, they are about to be closed to new applicants from November 30th.

Woodford Adds Fuel To The Active Investment Fire

Woodford Adds Fuel To The Active Investment Fire

Active investment manager Neil Woodford is under heavy fire this month after large scale withdrawals from his flagship Woodford Equity Income Fund has forced the suspension of the fund temporarily.

Developing Your Financial Wellbeing

Developing Your Financial Wellbeing

Understanding what financial wellbeing really means is a crucial part of why we do what we do here at Manse. Only when we really understand what you want to achieve in life can we then formulate a tailored financial plan to get you there.

Buy The World: This Is Why

Buy The World: This Is Why

Mark shows why we encourage broad diversification, and why this is the best route to facilitate your risk appetite.

Top Tips From the Late Jack Bogle

Top Tips From the Late Jack Bogle

We look at the top tips of successful investing from John ‘Jack’ Bogle, the founder of Vanguard, espoused along his 65-year long career.

Understanding the growing ESG consciousness of investors

Understanding the growing ESG consciousness of investors

We begin to unpackage the growing influence of ESG factors which has pushed its way to the forefront of future investment agendas; reshaping and re-imagining the industry.

Growing and Protecting Your Money (Part 3)

Growing and Protecting Your Money (Part 3)

Speculating v Investing: In the final part of this investment series, read why we tune out the noise of active investment and look to an evidence-based approach to provide our clients with peace of mind.

Financial Planning in your Forties

Financial Planning in your Forties

The forties is a crucial decade to take a step back and make sure your finances are on track to meet your goals. Have you planned for the future?

Your Money not the Taxman

Your Money not the Taxman

There’s a lot written about inheritance tax (IHT) planning and much of it is useful and reasonable. There are clever schemes that involve gifting money, investing in particular share classes that qualify for certain reliefs, complicated products from life companies, and a plethora of different trust arrangements available directly from Solicitors. However, although these schemes work, before you engage in them you should firstly consider more simple solutions, some of which I have set out below.