Entries by MeghanH

Talking About Money

While, for many, discussions about money can be extremely uncomfortable, experts have long stressed the best approach to financial issues is invariably to talk about them. Indeed, perceived wisdom suggests the more open and honest people are about money, the better their life and relationships tend to be. Finance: the last taboo There’s a wide […]

Investment Update – A Volatile Period For Markets

High inflation, disappointing earnings results from some tech companies and Russia’s invasion in Ukraine caused turbulence for the financial markets. The reality of armed conflict between Russia and Ukraine pushed down leading stock market indices during February. Since the start of the year, conditions have been volatile. This was owing to concerns about persistently high […]

10 Ways To Reduce Your Tax Bill

Being tax smart means knowing the basics about how tax affects your life and money. Here are 10 ways to reduce your tax bill, which could make your money go further for you and your loved ones. 1. Personal savings allowance You’re entitled to receive some interest on your savings tax-free every year, depending on […]

Junior ISA

In the Autumn Budget in 2021, it was revealed that the Junior ISA spending limits would remain at £9,000 for the 2022/2023 tax year. The JISA limit was last changed in early 2020, when it was doubled from £4,500 to its current level. JISA and CTFs both benefit The Junior ISA replaced Child Trust Funds […]

Reckless Caution Is Costing Savers

New research from The Openwork Partnership, one of the UK’s largest and longest established financial advice and investment networks, shows more than 11.6 million are keeping all their money in cash savings despite ongoing low rates. Its nationwide study found 22% of adults prefer to keep all their money in cash while the same number […]

The Perks of Protection

As well as peace of mind, many insurance and protection providers offer additional benefits that you may not know about. Whether we’re crossing the road or getting on a plane, we encounter risks every day. For most of us, things have been more uncertain than ever past two years as we continue to deal with […]

Investment Update – Shaken but not stirred

Persistently high inflation is putting pressure on central banks to raise interest rates. Which unsettled markets during the first few weeks of the year. At the start of 2020 the World Bank issued a warning that the global economy faces a variety of challenges, including new Covid variants, high inflation and an uncertain geopolitical landscape. […]

Ethical Investing – The Power To Change The World

Ethical and sustainable investing are both popular and it’s useful to understand the difference between the two approaches. Investing in a responsible way is nothing new. It dates as far back as the 1700s, when religious groups such as the Quakers refused to support companies involved with the slave trade or other activities that conflicted […]

Don’t lose out to inflation

Putting your hard-earned cash into savings accounts may not be the most efficient way to make your money work for you. If you’ve been placing your cash into a savings account over the past decade, you might be surprised to find that your money could now be worth less now than when you first put […]

Inflation and Omicron set the scene for investors

Markets signed off the year amid high inflation rates and renewed concerns over the Omicron variant of the coronavirus. The Omicron variant of the coronavirus unsettled markets at the beginning of December, with investors unsure about how renewed restrictions on socialising and travel will affect the global economy. The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development […]