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by Alexander Beard Group, on Mar 27, 2020 9:33:58 AM

There has been much talk in the financial press recently of proposed changes to the threshold for the tapered annual allowance from £110,000 to £150,000. The taper was introduced in …

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by Alexander Beard Group, on Mar 23, 2020 11:09:28 AM

Financial planning… Isn’t that based on cold, hard facts and scientific reasoning? Surely feelings and emotions don’t have much to do with investing? We think they do. And here’s why …

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by Alexander Beard Group, on Mar 23, 2020 10:56:42 AM

Company directors and owners of SMEs make plans and do forecasts all the time. Cash flow forecasts, SWOT analyses, plans for renewals and refurbishment; there’s hardly a day when they’re …

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Topics:Financial PlanningRetirement

by Alexander Beard Group, on Mar 20, 2020 2:51:45 PM

We hope that you, your friends and family are all healthy and well placed to see these worrying times through. A number of clients have contacted us to enquire as …

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by Alexander Beard Group, on Mar 9, 2020 11:58:39 AM

The debate about whether a passive or an active investment strategy produces a better return for investors is one that has rumbled amongst financial planners for as long as passive …

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by Alexander Beard Group, on Mar 9, 2020 11:57:17 AM

Some people object to insurance on the principle that it may not provide any tangible benefits: an insurance policy only pays out if the event occurs that it’s designed to …

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by Alexander Beard Group, on Mar 4, 2020 11:38:46 AM

There can be a variety of reasons why you should want to change your accountant, and more than one might come into play before you decide to move elsewhere – …

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by Alexander Beard Group, on Mar 4, 2020 11:35:30 AM

Self-Invested Personal Pensions (SIPPs) are designed to give you greater control over your retirement savings. With a SIPP you can choose from a wide range of high quality investments, manage …

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by Alexander Beard Group, on Feb 28, 2020 2:35:54 PM

Our international team go from strength to strength as we formally welcome our South African office to the Alexander Beard Group. Previously known as Abraxas Wealth Management, from 1st March …

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by Alexander Beard Group, on Feb 24, 2020 9:19:38 AM

The term ‘mortgage prisoner’ refers to mortgage borrowers who find themselves unfairly trapped in old deals with high interest rates and with no prospect of remortgaging or paying back the …

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by Alexander Beard Group, on Feb 24, 2020 9:16:53 AM

With the 121st governor of the Bank of England, Andrew Bailey, set to take over on 16th March this year, we wanted to take a look at one of the …

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by Alexander Beard Group, on Feb 18, 2020 4:13:36 PM

On Tuesday the 12th February Alexander Beard Group completed the acquisition of Abraxas Wealth Management, the 17 yr. old financial advisory firm created by brothers Gordon and Warren Berriman. Both …

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