Wealth Management

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.

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.

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?

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).

Growing and Protecting Your Money (Part 2)

Growing and Protecting Your Money (Part 2)

In Part 1 we looked at the impact of time and quantum in building savings and investments to best equip you for life’s journey and to ensure you combine liquidity with returns in excess of inflation, to ensure you maintain buying power. In Part 2 we are looking at how to best use capital markets to give you the returns you need to maximise the chance of living life as you want to, at a level of risk that will not keep you awake at night.

What does "Chartered" mean and why use the term?

What does "Chartered" mean and why use the term?

You may have heard of financial firms and individuals being Chartered and wondered what it means. A Chartered professional, in any field, can be described as ‘someone who has gained a specific level of skill or competence in a particular field of work, recognised by the award of a formal credential from a professional body’.

Growing and Protecting Your Money (Part 1)

Growing and Protecting Your Money (Part 1)

Over the course of this quarter we aim to help you understand why you might want to invest, where returns come from and the dangers you need to be looking out for. Part 1 covers the difference between saving and investing, and some ground rules to help guide you through the maze of money management.

Gross Income Takes Over from Net Return in the Buy To Let Sector

Gross Income Takes Over from Net Return in the Buy To Let Sector

A new ruling which may have been overlooked is that of mortgage interest relief for mortgages in the Buy To Let (BTL) sector. This is now an income reducer as opposed to reliever. As you may know this is currently being phased in.

Welcome Our New Financial Planners

Welcome Our New Financial Planners

Following on from successful growth in 2017, we have recently recruited two new Planners to work alongside our existing team of 5. This expansion is in response to steady company growth over the past year and continues our ambitious plans in looking to expand all operational departments and service capability over the coming years.