Small and medium-sized businesses are the lifeblood of the UK economy, and appropriate levels of finance – debt or equity – are critical to their development and continued success. It is no surprise, then, that governments past and present have been keen to encourage investments into this vital sector of the economy. They do […]
Should a client under the age of 40 invest in a pension or a Lifetime Isa? This is a new issue thousands of advisers will be considering. From April next year, any adult under 40 will be able to open a Lifetime Isa. Investors can save up to £4,000 each year and will receive a […]
Lighthouse Group has rejected a £17.4m acquisition by advice consolidator AFH. A stock market announcement published today reveals AFH approached Lighthouse earlier this month with a takeover deal valuing Lighthouse shares at 13p. However yesterday the Lighthouse Board confirmed it has rejected the initial offer. AFH says it is considering whether it will make changes […]
One of the more interesting developments of the year so far has been the changing dynamics within equity markets. To the casual observer the year could be split in two, simply explained by changing perceptions of the prevailing macro backdrop. The first six weeks a classic “risk off” environment, where defensive characteristics outperformed as investors […]
Royal London commissioned Opinium to run our State of the Protection Nation research to find out how people felt about their own protection needs and the industry as a whole.
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