‘These foolish things…’
Smarter Insight™ is written, as usual, by Tim Hale an investment expert who frequently informs our investment committee.
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ISAs – Increased Flexibility
From a general information perspective, we are keen to let everyone know about a couple of rule changes that apply to ISA accounts in the UK. Once you have digested the contents, do please get in touch if you want to review how things apply to you personally. Read more
So it is ‘leave’
The UK woke up on Friday to a vote to leave the EU, the Prime Minister is set to leave office in October and the markets are suffering a bout of jitters.
We are simply seeing the markets at work, and it is likely that there will be some market gyrations over the coming weeks and months, but we should all remember to view it as short-term noise. Read more
Pension Reforms Challenges and Opportunities
This post is part of the SmarterInsight™ series and is written, as usual, by Tim Hale an investment expert who frequently informs our investment committee.
“The goal of retirement is to live off your assets – not on them” Frank Eberhart
The Chancellor has – in the main – done us all a big favour
New pension reforms came into being on 6th April 2015. The materially greater freedoms that now exist have much appeal, yet they come with greatly increased complexity both in understanding and in execution. On balance these reforms are welcome, but the need for high quality advice has never been greater, both to minimise the risks, but also to maximise the opportunities that they provide.
The British have had a love-hate relationship with pensions for many decades. After some years in the doldrums, the cycle is on the upswing – or certainly deserves to be – largely due to recent changes made by the Chancellor; more on that later. A potted history of pensions and pension reform provide a useful context to these new changes.
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