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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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by Alexander Beard, on Mar 4, 2019 6:10:25 AM

With cryptocurrencies being a relatively new phenomenon, it’s understandable that those who are yet to learn the ins and outs might approach them with a sense of scepticism. After all, …

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by Alexander Beard, on Feb 11, 2019 5:05:28 AM

Mifid II came into effect over a year ago on 3 January 2018. It’s an acronym for Markets in Financial Instruments Directive 2 and, at over 30,000 pages, it’s far …

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by Alexander Beard, on Jan 29, 2019 6:42:09 AM

Corporation tax isn’t just the premise of large companies. All UK companies face a 19% tax on profits for the year 2018, including ‘small profit’ companies which make £300,000 or …

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by Alexander Beard, on Dec 17, 2018 6:11:42 AM

Whatever your business, you might be eligible to claim more tax incentives than you currently do. Sometimes tax incentives are available on things you might consider to be mundane in …

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by Alexander Beard, on Dec 17, 2018 6:10:17 AM

Sustainable investing has grown rapidly over the last couple of decades. Investors are increasingly committed to the social and environmental impact of where they put their hard- earned money. Getting …

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by Alexander Beard, on Nov 27, 2018 7:49:08 AM

Wine is perhaps the most quintessential ‘fun’ investment choice. However, wine is more than just fun – it’s incredibly profitable. Fine wine is one of the best performing asset classes …

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by Alexander Beard, on Oct 15, 2018 6:50:46 AM

Alternative asset classes might then appear to be a good place to put your money if you want to enjoy it, the most popular among these being wine. Unfortunately, the …

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by Alexander Beard, on Oct 9, 2018 6:09:27 AM

With Halloween on the horizon, it’s time to be prepared for scary movies on TV, ghosts and ghouls trick-or-treating at your door and listening extra carefully for things that go …

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by Alexander Beard, on Aug 2, 2018 4:43:43 AM

You can’t take two steps on the internet without tripping over a new get-rich-quick scheme or the latest mentor promising you fast, easy results. In reality, the path to successful …

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by Alexander Beard, on Jul 23, 2018 4:24:34 AM

When it comes to a robust investment plan, rooting around for hidden treasure at car boot sales can’t really be held up as particularly reliable. However, there are plenty of …

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by Alexander Beard, on May 21, 2018 5:14:21 AM

If you’re unclear on what the term ‘pound cost averaging’ means, the simplicity of what it describes is perhaps best demonstrated through an example. Abbie is an investor who has …

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