Finance Bill 2017: Key takeaways for savers and investors

With the Brexit negotiations taking centre stage and Theresa May’s decision to hold a snap general election throwing the usual business of Government into disarray,...

Wed, 20/09/2017 - 16:29

Will pension scams clampdown really protect savers and investors?

“Hello! I’m just calling about the accident you were involved in last week…”

Most of you have probably received a cold-call of this nature at...

Thu, 31/08/2017 - 13:39

House and coins

Crunching the numbers: How pensions and property square up for investors

Two years ago while skiing in France I got into an embarrassingly heated debate with three Norfolk farmers about the merits of property investing versus...

Thu, 24/08/2017 - 15:11

Natural yield versus total return

Which is the best way to maximise your retirement income?

The pension freedoms have cast renewed focus on retirement income strategies and how people make...

Thu, 10/08/2017 - 16:59

How to spot a scam

Savers now have greater flexibility over how they use their hard-earned pension pot than ever before. Once you reach age 55, you can spend or...

Tue, 20/12/2016 - 09:53

Pensions, death and taxes

“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” So said Benjamin Franklin, the sixth President of the United States,...

Wed, 26/10/2016 - 09:43

Tax relief: The difference between pensions and ISAs

Stand aside pensionsISAs are the new kid in town. That seemed to be the conclusion of a report published by the...

Thu, 20/10/2016 - 15:14

Pensions vs property: which wins the retirement income war?

On the retirement income battlefield, one war has waged more fiercely than any other – pensions versus property. Property evangelists insist you’d be better off...

Thu, 06/10/2016 - 16:46

Pensions – the impact of starting early

You’ll often hear financial experts extol the virtues of saving early and often for your retirement. But what you might not be aware of is...

Thu, 06/10/2016 - 16:41

People in a meeting

Could pension tax relief cuts spur VCT growth?

Tax relief on the block?

The Sword of Damocles once again hangs over pension tax relief. Investors are by now well used to the usual...

Wed, 28/09/2016 - 11:50