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How inflation can reduce your pension and what you can do about it

When you think of risks to your retirement, do you include inflation? It can have a huge impact on your income throughout retirement. Yet, it’s…
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What does “rebalancing” your portfolio mean and why is it important?

Rebalancing investment portfolios is important. It can help make sure you remain on track. Our blog explains what it involves.
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Investment market update: March 2021

Despite ongoing challenges, there are positive signs of economic recovery around the world. In fact, Covid-19 is no longer the biggest worry among investors, according to a survey.
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Did you suffer a real-terms pay cut last year? More than half of Brits did

Headline figures suggest wage growth last year was its highest in almost two decades. However, furlough and job losses have skewed data, and many have suffered a pay cut in real terms.
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Employee benefits that self-employed workers miss out on, and how to bridge the gap

Research shows that self-employed workers are missing out on almost £10,000 worth of benefits every year. However, you can take steps to improve your financial security.
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Pension Lifetime Allowance is frozen until 2026: Will it mean your retirement tax bill soars?

The Lifetime Allowance is frozen until 2026. Exceeding the threshold could mean you pay more tax when you start taking an income from your pension, but it doesn’t always mean you should stop contributions.
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Is a 4-day working week around the corner?

Spain is set to trial a four-day working week by offering support to companies interested in changing the traditional five-day working week model. We explore the benefits and what the critics say.
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Why opening a pension for a child before they start school can unlock powerful growth

When saving for a child, a pension might not be the first thing you think of. However, tax relief and compound growth mean even a one-off contribution could help build their retirement nest egg.
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How the tax freezes announced in the Budget could leave you worse off

While tax increases were not announced in the Budget, freezes mean that you could be worse off as the cost of living continues to rise.
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US Election & Corona Virus Vaccine

We mostly try and avoid commenting on global events, as the long-term effects of any single action are almost impossible to predict. The results of…
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The history of investing: What the past can teach us about market cycles

2020 was an eventful year. The pandemic and subsequent lockdowns around the world had a huge impact on life, which inevitably affected stock…
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Pensions and divorce: What are your options?

Despite often being one of the largest assets we have, pensions are considered by just 12% of those going through the divorce process. There are three options to choose when splitting pensions.
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