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The challenge of maintaining healthy habits in lockdown

The furlough scheme highlights the importance of income protection

3 ways to promote wellness at work

Why bookkeeping is so important for your business

Who are the ‘winners’ of Covid-19?

3 tax considerations for a post-Brexit UK

Unemployment brings new career challenges for over 50s

Stay on top of your mental health whilst working from home

What’s to be gained from outsourcing bookkeeping?

What will 95% mortgages mean for potential first time buyers?

Cash is on the decline in the UK

6 important tax deductible purchases for small businesses

Space Travel set to skyrocket

Later life care could cost £1,000 a week. How can Britain afford this?

How to read more books

How long term home working will affect your finances

The way companies prioritise wellbeing has changed hugely since the start of lockdown

Health Care

Clear Currency

V-shaped economic recovery becomes visible

Quarterly Newsletter – November 2020

Four important tax points for new entrepreneurs

Minimum age for pensions freedoms rises to 57

Women Against State Pension Inequality lose appeal

The changing face of financial advice

How much should I be saving towards my pension?

Three hidden ways that Covid could damage your financial security

Three of the best autumn holiday destinations in the UK

Britain’s stunning National Parks you might not have visited

Image rights… How HMRC recouped £73m from football

House prices have rebounded, but is it a “false dawn”?

How to spend more ethically

The link between human behaviour and investing

Is ‘the bank of mum and dad’ closing its doors?

Do you need an accountant?

Sole trader vs limited company?

Alternative ways to celebrate

The impact of climate change fears on ethical investing

Making sure you’re on track to retain your lifestyle in retirement

How the gender gap even affects children’s pensions

5 steps to bring your dream of early retirement closer

Make your lockdown saving habits last a lifetime

Capital gains tax: What could the review mean?

The Chancellor’s Winter Economic Plan

Stamp duty’s been slashed! Is it worth buying a holiday home to let out when you’re not there?

The emotions that arise when investing

Where does the value lie in the client/adviser relationship?

Booking a winter holiday? Make sure you know this information before you book

Will Covid-19 hasten the demise of cash?

What happens to your mortgage if there are negative interest rates?

Focus on the escalator not the yo-yo

What is the value of advice?

Plan an autumn getaway

Retirement planning in the time of coronavirus

Pension Reform

Quarterly Newsletter – August 2020

Student International Health Plan

Germany in August 2020

Foreign ownership of SA government bonds July 2020

RSA Update

Compounding the Problem…….or What Cost an Unexpected Holiday

5 key points about becoming financially independent

Top tips for retiring successfully

Mortgage payment holidays: what you need to know

The ins and outs of income protection

What questions should you be asking before you access your pension?

4 top tips on preserving your cash flow

Alexander Beard International Benefits (ABIB) open full branch in Germany.

Why even financial planners need financial planners

Term vs whole of life insurance – which is best?

The effects of Covid-19 on the housing market

Financial Services for South African Expats

Services to British Expats in the USA

Rethinking what’s important

2020 Budget: Exchange control and emigration matters

Services to UK Expats in Australia

Financial Services for South African Expats in the UK

Services to Expats in India

Ways to promote your wellbeing

What does the new tech start-up fund offer?

What will the new normal look like?

The art of armchair travelling

How long is it going to take the economy to recover?

How to reduce your monthly expenses

How to spot fake news

Steps to avoid insolvency

Managing risk in business

Navigating the minefield of raising finance

How to make the most of a Junior ISA nest egg

Is the UK mortgage market still open for business?

5 ideas to keep the kids occupied if you’re self–isolating

Technology bringing the generations together

Business owner? How to deal with the effects of coronavirus

Be wary of Covid-19 email scams

The pension scheme and the Covid 19 virus

The sick leave, the WGA gap, WIA excess insurance and the Covid 19 virus

In the Words of the immortal Lance Corporal Jones

Short Term International Health Plan

How long does it take to beat a bear market?

Self-employed? Will you fall through the cracks?

How to avoid going stir-crazy during the coronavirus lockdown

How to get your child on the property ladder

5 key points about becoming financially independent

Will late payments become a thing of the past?

A new £20 note but are we heading towards a cashless society?

How to get your child on the property ladder

IR35 – ready, steady…not ready?

Time to spring clean your finances

5 key takeaways from the new Chancellor’s Budget

Covid-19: Help for businesses, employees and the self-employed

Coronavirus, Lockdowns and Stock Markets in Simple Numbers

What’s happening to the tapered annual allowance?

The link between human behaviour and investing

Why Directors and Business Owners Fail to Plan their Retirement

Alexander Beard - COVID-19 Statement (March 19 2020)

Understanding Active vs Passive investment strategies

When life means life

Why change your accountant?

What is a Self-Invested Personal Pension (SIPP)?

Alexander Beard - South Africa

What can be done to free mortgage prisoners?

What does the governor of the Bank of England do?

Alexander Beard (South Africa) Pty Ltd.

Morrocan Water Project

Germany - Next Decade

Pension Plans in the Netherlands

Coronavirus – Impact on your Finances

Do you need an accountant?

How to get the best deals on a cruise

New year, new decade, new approach to your finances?

More time for Making Tax Digital

Key steps to maximise your allowances before the end of the tax year

What’s in a number? Is 70 the new 65?

How the gender gap even affects children’s pensions

Can I afford to retire?

Boost Business Cash Flow with Effective Debtor Management

Ensuring harmony after death

Why it pays to shop around for insurance

The 62 per cent income tax trap

A “Stonking Majority.” But what will Boris Johnson do with it?

Is inheritance tax for the chop?

What does Brexit mean for house buyers and sellers?

The impact of climate change fears on ethical investing

Can you still trust your Fund Manager?

Making sure you’re on track to retain your lifestyle in retirement

Planning a ski trip? Try somewhere a little unusual

The Economy - How a horse race reflects sentiment

Stock Markets and the Electoral Cycle

Annual allowance – pension savings statements for 2018/19 being issued

UK State Pension (non-residents)

The Changing Face of Equity Release

Capitalism, Social Security and Welfare in Germany- and it’s link to a new pension model in Germany

Quarterly Newsletter - November 2019 - Paul Beard Introduction

Why the humble 50p could be worth investigating

Financial lessons for parents of students

Why reading is more ‘taxing’ for some

Protecting your home from care home fees

Would more people actually like to retire a little later?

The Help to Buy ISA deadline is looming

The retirement mistruth

Marshmallows and financial planning

Five million pension savers at risk of falling prey to scammers

Could the circular business model be the future?

Blockchain: What is it?

Charity tax reforms could make us more generous

Cash versus bonds, which is safer?

8 places to visit this Autumn in the UK

How to stay safe online

Brexit: Is the end in sight?

6 UK dining experiences to feed your intrigue

What does PwC’s report mean for the future of audits?

How to find the right investment for you

The generational gap in savings might be wider than you think…

IR35 reforms are coming: what you need to know

The European art museums you need to visit

What is the open banking revolution?

What is a green mortgage, and what can it do for you?

Current Market Turbulence

Is private or employee benefit pension provision worthwhile today?

Australian Interest Rates – A Double-edged Sword?

New Job, New Contract, New Location.

Pension Reform

8 Reasons Why Investing is Like Riding a Bike, and 1 Reason Why it is Not!

Quarterly Newsletter - August 2019 - Paul Beard Introduction

Facebook to launch new currency

Stamps, coins and automobiles… What collectibles are you passionate about?

Making Tax Digital: are you onboard?

Ethical investments: what shade of green are you?

Drawdown tax and flexible retirement income. What does it all mean?

20 years after the ISA was launched, what does the future hold?

Why investing your money is more profitable than leaving it in a bank account

Generation X is failing to save for their pensions

How can you make the most out of diversification?

Gifting rules and inheritance tax, what you might not know

Financial Wellbeing

What does it take to retire early?

“UK Tax system is unfair,” say small businesses

Auto-Enrolment changes put pressure on small businesses

Defined Contribution vs Defined Benefit – what’s the difference and what’s the trend?

The UK is struggling to save; what are the implications?