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by Alexander Beard, on May 21, 2019 5:23:07 AM

There are so many factors for a parent to consider in doing their best to make sure their children are prepared for the world when they reach adulthood. A lot …

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Topics:ISASavings

by Alexander Beard, on May 21, 2019 5:20:20 AM

The cruise market offering has changed enormously in recent years, where once it was purely the domain of cabaret cheese and bad karaoke, now there’s something on offer for everyone …

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Topics:Financial PlanningRetirement

by Alexander Beard, on May 13, 2019 10:08:24 AM

From 6 April 2019, minimum contributions from employers and staff increase. This applies to all employers with staff in a pension scheme for automatic enrolment. If you aren’t enrolled in …

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Topics:Auto EnrolmentEmployeesTaxUK

by Alexander Beard, on May 13, 2019 10:05:55 AM

The rules around ISAs (or individual savings accounts) change relatively often and different types of ISA rise and fall in popularity depending on where savers consider the most competitive place …

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Topics:BrexitISAStock Market

by Alexander Beard, on May 13, 2019 10:03:03 AM

Following widespread criticism from a government review, the accounting regulator Financial Reporting Council (FRC) is to be abolished and replaced by a new regulator. The FRC will be replaced by …

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Topics:BusinessUK

by Alexander Beard, on May 13, 2019 9:58:52 AM

The Spring Statement is an opportunity to hear the latest updates on the state of the UK economy and what to expect of its growth over the coming months and …

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Topics:AnnouncementsTaxUK

by Alexander Beard, on May 13, 2019 7:41:01 AM

The State Pension is intended to ensure that everyone has a basic amount of money to support them in their old age. The amount you will receive is based on …

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Topics:PensionsUK

by Alexander Beard, on May 10, 2019 11:37:49 AM

"Additional Savings are needed!" German State Pension Insurance has long-term history. Otto von Bismarck, the former Chancellor of the Deutsche Reich, started the system in 1889- 130 Years now running …

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Topics:EuropeSavingsTax

by Alexander Beard, on May 10, 2019 7:46:56 AM

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new flexible Global Investment Account. The GIA, because of it’s no penalty withdrawal accessibility, can accommodate the shorter-term saver. Our minimal …

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Topics:Alexander BeardInvestments

by Alexander Beard, on May 10, 2019 7:36:27 AM

Clint Eastwood fans are no doubt groaning because I am about to use his film titles in an effort to make currency questions an interesting read! I apologise in advance …

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Topics:BrexitEuropeUKUSA

by Alexander Beard, on May 10, 2019 7:21:51 AM

Welcome to our Spring edition. I hope that you and your families enjoyed a great Easter break? Many of you will be as incensed as I am that Brexit is …

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by Alexander Beard, on Mar 12, 2019 6:03:44 AM

You may have a defined benefit pension and be aware of pension transfers but not have heard of partial transfers. A partial transfer is a pension option that allows you …

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Topics:BusinessPensions