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Mar 22, 2017

Five reasons SIPPs make sense

Self Invested Personal pensions (SIPPs as it is more commonly known) were first introduced in 1989 and have evolved into a flexible way for individuals to save for their retirement...
Mar 21, 2017

BLOG: Only financial education will stop pension scams

The pension freedoms have bought greater flexibility to those approaching retirement but it’s also given scammers a window of opportunity. Financial advice and education are key ...
Mar 09, 2017

Women in the spotlight: the best female fund managers

To mark International Women's Day yesterday, we look at four female fund managers who might provide inspiration to those wanting to get into the industry.
Mar 06, 2017

Is a pensions shake-up on the way?

With the Budget imminent, the financial services and in particular, pensions industry is holding its breath with the prospect of potential changes.
Mar 06, 2017

BLOG: Defined benefit pension transfers – friend or foe?

Defined benefit pension transfers were far more commonplace 30 years ago. Today there are still instances were a transfer is appropriate, writes financial planner Rebecca Taylor.
Feb 24, 2017

Three recovery opportunities across the UK and Europe

The UK and Europe seem to be rarely out of the news with concerns around Brexit and upcoming European elections casting a cloud over the prospects for stock markets. But could you ...
Feb 15, 2017

BLOG: How to make the savings bug last longer than a month

Five top savings tips to help you grow your nest egg.
Feb 14, 2017

Fund picks to protect against rising inflation

With inflation reaching a two-and-a-half-year high of 1.8% in January, investors may be concerned about its corroding effects on their assets. Here’s how they can protect their p...
Feb 13, 2017

Dumped by Trump: what next for Asia?

Breaking up is never easy and the tearing up of the Trans-Pacific Partnership ('TPP' - a trade and economic framework agreed by 12 countries) will have been a blow for some Asian c...
Feb 10, 2017

Three value and three growth funds for your ISA

Confused as to which funds you should be putting in your ISA before the tax year ends? Fund Calibre's research director Juliet Schooling Latter picks her current three favourite v...
Feb 09, 2017

Brexit/Trump show the rejection of 40 years of economic wisdom

Stockmarkets are set for a period of radical change following the unprecedented events of 2016 argues a prominent fund manager.
Feb 08, 2017

An adviser’s view on peer-to-peer lending

Peer-to-peer lending offers rates of up to 9% but is it right for you? Financial adviser Anna Sofat gives her views.
Feb 08, 2017

Why it’s important to review your final salary pension

If you’re a member of a final salary pension scheme, it is important you know what it will provide as well as the limitations. Here’s what you need to know about reviewing the ...
Feb 03, 2017

Lasting power of attorney registrations hit high: why it’s worth considering

The start of the year is a popular time to reassess our financial needs and as lasting power of attorney registrations hit a high in January 2017, here’s why they’re worth cons...
Feb 02, 2017

More needs to be done to address under-saving among career-break women

Last week the All Party Parliamentary Group on women and work called for companies to put better programmes in place for ‘returning women’. But what are the pension savings imp...
Feb 02, 2017

Sterling boost masks uncertain outlook for UK dividends

Dividends in the UK saw a modest rise last year, thanks largely to a weak pound. So what are the prospects for 2017?

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