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Stock and fund tips for building your child’s Junior ISA

24 March 2016

Financial Planning insight Investing Investing for Growth Shares

For those looking to spice up their child’s junior ISA portfolio one broker is tipping utility group National Grid and household firms company Reckitt Benckiser as ideal stocks to add. Saving into a stocks and shares Junior ISA, or JISA, is a decent way to build up a nest egg. You can invest up to […]

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The ‘funeral time bomb’ financial threat

21 March 2016

Debt Financial Planning Your Money

Many people are in serious danger of leaving a legacy of debt for failing to plan for soaring funeral costs, according to a report from the mutual financial services company, OneFamily. The group’s latest ‘The OneFamily 2015 Funeral Costs Tracker has reveals that in the UK between 2014 and 2015 the average price of a […]

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Top tips for beating the tax year-end deadline

21 March 2016

Financial Planning insight Investing Your Money

With the end of the 2015/16 tax year a fortnight away and the added hurdle of the Easter Bank Holiday weekend being early this year, Jason Hollands, managing director at Tilney Bestinvest offers practical tips on how investors can successfully beat the end of tax year deadline… Don’t deliberate any longer – just dash for […]

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NFU Mutual offers farmers help with succession planning

16 February 2016

Financial Planning

Specialist farm insurer NFU Mutual has launched a succession planning service to help farming families through the difficult process of bringing family members together to agree a plan for the long-term future of the farm. NFU Mutual’s succession planning service takes farmers through a planning journey assisted by chartered financial planners. The process begins with […]

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Consumers buy 2.7m financial products blind as they fail to do research

18 December 2015

Financial Planning

Millions of financial products are being purchased blindly without the consumer undertaking any research beforehand.   Research by the International Longevity Centre-UK has revealed 18.2 million people took out a financial product in the past two years, with 3.1 million of those investing in risky assets.   Of those buying a product, one in 10 […]

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FSCS pays out £63m to consumers affected by dodgy Sipp advice

18 December 2015

Financial Planning

An investigation into self-invested personal pension (Sipp) claims has led to the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) paying out £63 million to consumers.   The money was paid out after an investigation into just four firms, with two of the firms having clients heavily invested into overseas property scheme Harlequin.   According to trade magazine […]

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Families urged to review their wills or risk missing out on new allowance

6 October 2015

Financial Planning

Families across Britain are likely to miss out on a new inheritance tax allowance if they do not review their wills, a financial adviser has warned. Mike Coady, managing director of deVere UK, part of deVere Group, advises families to take another look at their wills following the introduction of new allowances made by Chancellor […]

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Avoid a Hallowe’en horror by remembering to switch energy deals warns Gocompare

2 October 2015

Financial Planning News

Households could face a real life horror story this Halloween if they allow themselves to be rolled onto their supplier’s standard tariff as 12 fixed dual fuel deals expire at the end of the month. Comparison site Gocompare.com is urging customers to avoid automatic price rises of £147.95 (15.22%) by shopping around for a better […]

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Non-doms should urgently review their tax affairs, warns adviser

21 July 2015

Financial Planning

The clock is ticking for Britain’s non-doms and they should urgently consider reviewing their tax affairs, a financial advice firm has warned. The alert comes after out after the Chancellor announced in his first Conservative-only Budget earlier this month that the permanent non-dom status is being scrapped from 2017. Neil Walker, global head of tax […]

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Possible reduction in pensions tax relief would lead to higher earners paying an effective rate of 67.5%

8 July 2015

Financial Planning

A reduction in pension tax relief for higher earners widely trailed in the Budget could lead to a reduction in effective tax relief of 67.5% warns  David Smith, Financial Planning Director at Tilney Bestinvest. In note issued this morning, he says: “One policy that it widely expected to be confirmed is the cut in pensions tax […]

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