Average age of divorce at an all-time-high

Forecasting the long-term effects of the settlement The financial ramifications of a divorce can be devastating Read More

That shrinking feeling

Don’t let your portfolio wealth simply drain away Millions of Britons could see their savings shrink because they don’t know how to shield them from rising inflation Read More

Brexit triggers saving

Current affairs have a significant impact on how people feel about the economy People who feel pessimistic about the UK economy or their own personal finances are more likely to plan to save more over the next 12 months to ensure they have a financial safety net, according to a Zurich survey of over 4,000 adults across the UK Read More

Untying the knot

  Divorcees twice as likely to have no savings A daunting part of a separation or divorce for most couples is sorting out the finances Read More

Targeting supportfor investors

Income Tax dividend allowance reduction On 8 March, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, delivered what people had expected – a Budget of few surprises to provide a ‘strong, stable platform for Brexit’ Read More

Road to Brexit

Biggest investment planning challenge over the coming years for all investors Brexit has created an air of uncertainty, and no one really knows what’s coming next or what it could all mean in the long term Read More

Financial futures

The prospect of a child leaving home is scary enough for parents - and then there’s money to think about. Even if they get a student loan or find work, how will they be able to afford their first car or home? Parents and family often do what they can to help give children a financial leg-up, with many choosing to set aside money for their future during their childhood. Read More

Devil’s in the detail

Taking stock of Budget 2016 The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, delivered his eighth Budget speech on Wednesday 16 March, his third in 12 months Read More

Tax credit on dividends abolished

Tax-free Dividend Allowance introduced under new system From April this year, the notional 10% tax credit on dividends has been abolished and replaced by a new tax-free Dividend Allowance Read More

New dividend tax regime

What could the new system mean to you? From April this year, the notional 10% tax credit on dividends is to be abolished and will be replaced by a new tax-free Dividend Allowance Read More

It’s good to talk

When was the last time you discussed the family's finances? The unexpected death of a spouse can lead to considerable financial problems if the surviving partner is not fully aware of the state of the family's finances Read More

New domicile rules

Significant structural changes introduced from 6 April 2017 Permanent non-dom tax status will be abolished from 6 April 2017 Read More

Nation of savers

Focusing on the long term for a more secure future The UK is becoming a nation of savers, with three quarters (74%) of people saying they are currently saving, research from Scottish Widows has revealed Read More

Nation of savers

Year-on-year rise in the number of long-term savers The UK is becoming a nation of savers, with three quarters (74%) of people saying they are currently saving, research from Scottish Widows has revealed Read More

Changing financial roles

Almost 1 in 5 women are now the main household breadwinner Nearly one in five (17%) of women claim to be the main breadwinner in their relationship, according to new research commissioned by Scottish Widows to mark its 200th anniversary Read More

Sandwich generation

Filling in the family gaps With an ageing population and increasingly more children living at home for longer, more and more people are joining the 'Sandwich Generation', having to fund family at both ends of the spectrum, such as their parents and children as well as themselves Read More

WHEN IT COMES TO PENSION ANNUITIES, IT PAYS TO SHOP AROUND

Saving for your pension is only half the battle for a comfortable retirement Read More

Taking the sting out of 60% tax

The Government brought in a Personal Allowance Income Limit of £100,000 in 2010 Read More

Change and opportunity in 2013

There has been a great deal of press coverage about the changes being ushered in by RDR – the Retail Distribution Review Read More

When income tax hits 60% you can mitigate the impact

Back in 2010, the Government introduced a Personal Allowance Income Limit, which was set at £100,000 Read More

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