Summer should be filled with sunshine, frivolity and the prospect of holidays but this year the somewhat inclement British weather has been coupled with rising fuel and food prices and talk of a recession and housing market crash.
Using an investment wrapper set up by a life insurance company in a jurisdiction with a favourable tax regime, such as the Isle of Man or Dublin, opens up a wealth of planning opportunities. Investors benefit from growth that is largely free of tax as no tax is imposed on the income and gains in […]
A vital element of the new Single Financial Guidance Body’s role should be helping the public understand the difference between free, impartial guidance and expert, impartial advice, so consumers recognise the value added by professional financial advisers. The new body merges three old consumer organisations: Pension Wise, the Money Advice Service and The Pensions Advisory Service. […]
Few investments saw high returns last year Markets last year were akin to a boxing match, with investors strutting into the ring in January 2018 full of beans and swagger, but ending it on the canvas, down but not knocked out. It was a bruising year, especially for equities globally, and despite a short-lived post-Boxing […]