News and Updates

We’ve now entered a new age of retirement planning with the introduction of pension freedoms. Your retirement is likely to be the most important time in your life you'll even plan for - you could be retired for 20 years or more....

The New Year is the perfect time to overhaul your life for the better, and one excellent place to start is by making solid financial resolutions that can help get you closer to your money goals, whether it’s increasing your retirement savings or setting enough...

Are you prepared if life throws something unexpected your way? A critical illness could happen to any one of us. If it does happen, having the right cover could help to minimise the financial impact on you and your loved ones. More than a third of...

UK pension system is sustainable but inadequate It’s been estimated that 18% of earnings need to be saved each year to achieve an adequate income during retirement, an International Longevity Centre (ILC) report has concluded. It said the contribution level, which is nine times higher than current...

Dads putting their family’s financial security at risk if the unexpected were to happen. What would happen to you and your family in the event of unforeseen circumstances, such as the diagnosis of a serious illness or premature death? Worryingly, research from Scottish Widows reveals that...

How will it affect your retirement plans? Will you be one of the millions of workers who will have to work an extra year before retiring after the Government announced that it would be extending the retirement age to 68? New plans announced in July this year...

How certain innate behavioural traits influence our decision-making With historic ultra-low interest rates on savings, many investors over the past decade have turned to income-paying funds as an alternative to cash-based savings. Changing life plans and priorities mean we now encounter varying income needs and goals...

New Inheritance Tax rules apply from 6 April 2017 Unforeseen life events and circumstances can potentially impact your finances in a number of ways. We can help you to safeguard your wealth for future generations. Although often in the news, Inheritance Tax (IHT) is still not widely...

Those who set tangible goals for the future could be £30,000 better off in retirement, according to new research. The Set the Right Goals study from Zurich UK found that those who set specific goals for when they are aged 65 or over are more likely...