Financial planning

Increase in Probate Fees for the Estates of Many

Increase in Probate Fees for the Estates of Many

Get familiar with the increase in probate costs, coming into effect April 2019, if you are in the unfortunate position of organising the estate of loved ones.

Strategy v Tactics When It Comes to Investing Your Money

Strategy v Tactics When It Comes to Investing Your Money

Karl looks at how our Balanced portfolio compares to an excerpt from research and analysis of many thousands of portfolios by an independent research company covering the 10 years to the end of September 2018.

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.

Why You Live to 100 in Our Financial Planning Models

Why You Live to 100 in Our Financial Planning Models

It is important to plan for the long run, and that is exactly what we do with our financial plan for each of our clients. We ensure that you are prepared financially at any stage, or age, of your life.

MaD for a bit of lung-busting?

MaD for a bit of lung-busting?

Manse Capital are sponsoring the ‘Falls and Castles Trail Race’ on Sunday 23rd September. Join us for a great day out and enjoy the beauty that the North Yorkshire Moors has to offer!

Professionalism in Financial Services?

Professionalism in Financial Services?

Within financial services the debate continues about whether those who work in it are working in an ‘industry’ or a ‘profession’, predominantly because of its obsession with sales (of policies or this quarter’s next best thing in investment funds).

What Unknown Risk Are You Taking

What Unknown Risk Are You Taking

It is often the case that advisers, brokers, fund managers and their clients do not fully understand the degree of risk they are taking, particularly following sustained periods of benign market conditions, such as those we are currently experiencing. With that in mind, I thought I’d provide you with a timely piece of poetry.

Case Study: Meet Tony and Patricia

Case Study: Meet Tony and Patricia

“We are exhausted, fed up and would retire tomorrow if we thought we could afford to“.

This was pretty much the first sentence in a conversation I had some years ago with new clients who ran a business which demanded all of their time, with very little respite. Both in their early 60s and having worked every day for the previous 30 years, they were both pretty much at the end of their tethers.

Why Financial Goals Alone Are Meaningless

Why Financial Goals Alone Are Meaningless

Throughout life we grow up hearing about the importance of setting goals. Right from being children we are encouraged to select study options for future career ambitions, which we may grow to not desire. Goals are evidenced in all the choices we make, whether it be supporting our children to establish themselves, choosing the right house type and location to call home, picking a vehicle to drive, positioning a business for sale and even to planning for retirement. The list goes on!