21st January 2020

The green shoots of Spring?

As we enter a new decade, the global economy seems to be precariously balanced. Although recent data supports this pessimistic prognosis, forecasters suggest 2020 is set to observe a recovery. Global growth rates Gross domestic product (GDP) data for the third quarter of 2019, highlighted a continuing decline in global growth. In the US, GDP […]

16th January 2020

The sandwiched: finding time to thrive

One consequence of an ageing population and delayed parenthood is the growing number of people who are left sacrificing their own time, wellbeing and finances in order to care for those around them. And it’s very easy for this group to simply focus on surviving rather than thriving. The ‘sandwich generation’ This term was first […]

Stay protected in 2020

Don’t overlook the importance of having the right plans in place to protect yourself, your family, your valuables and your home, in case an unexpected event should happen. Insurance cover isn’t just about a payout when you die. It can also give you peace of mind in knowing that you would be able to cope […]

15th January 2020

Financial resolutions for a prosperous New Year

The New Year period is a common time for people to take stock of their finances and make resolutions designed to boost their financial wellbeing. And a new study has found the likelihood of success in this area is heavily linked to receiving professional advice and the establishment of clear financial objectives. Advice is key […]

9th January 2020

Tone up your finances in 2020

As we face the year ahead with great anticipation, thoughts of resolutions, often centred around lifestyle improvements and healthy living, usually feature high on our to-do lists. It’s all too easy to overlook the resolution to take stock and refocus on your finances. A new year is the perfect opportunity to do this. Whilst a […]

Property market resilience? What does 2020 hold?

Heightened economic and political uncertainty has cast a shadow over the property market in recent times. Although activity has been subdued in certain areas, as buyers and vendors hesitate, forward looking metrics indicate that market sentiment over the next 12 months show signs of resilience1. Prices are expected to rise at a national level over […]

17th December 2019

The Bank of Mum and Dad

The Bank of Mum and Dad The Bank of Mum and Dad is still playing an important role in the UK housing market, with young and even some middle-aged adults continuing to receive financial support from their parents for their first and subsequent property purchases. Their assistance, however, has helped fund nearly 20% fewer purchases […]

13th December 2019

Election Review Document – December 2019

The Result Is In Following six weeks of intense campaigning, the result is in. The electorate has delivered its verdict. In Britain’s first December general election in nearly 100 years, the Conservative Party has won a very comfortable majority, soaring past the magic 326 seat mark in the early hours of Friday morning. With the […]

Election Review Document – December 2019

The Result Is In Following six weeks of intense campaigning, the result is in. The electorate has delivered its verdict. In Britain’s first December general election in nearly 100 years, the Conservative Party has won a very comfortable majority, soaring past the magic 326 seat mark in the early hours of Friday morning. With the […]

Election Review Document – December 2019

The Result Is In Following six weeks of intense campaigning, the result is in. The electorate has delivered its verdict. In Britain’s first December general election in nearly 100 years, the Conservative Party has won a very comfortable majority, soaring past the magic 326 seat mark in the early hours of Friday morning. With the […]