24th July 2017

Simply Money Newsletter Summer 2017

WHY THE SELF-EMPLOYEDNEED A PENSION NUDGE Working for yourself has never been so popular. According to figures from the Office for National Statistics, there are around 4.8 million self-employed workers in the UK. Whilst many of this number are young people seizing the opportunity to go it alone, some are in their 50s, 60s and […]

Simply Wealth Newsletter Summer 2017

HOW TO ACT YOUR (INVESTOR) AGE Whilst we are all aware of the age differences between the generations, we might not have thought about how our age bears any relation to our investments. However, the number of years you have left to invest can help you make the right decisions about how much and where […]

Simply Home Finance Summer 2017

 HOW THE HOUSING MARKET MUST CHANGE TO MEET NEW NEEDS The arrival of the summer months is usually a busy time for estate agents. However, it seems that the market is being held back by a lack of supply. In their April survey, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors reports that there is a marked […]

3rd April 2017

Simply Home Finance Newsletter Spring 2017

Is it time to remortgage whilst rates are still low? With the monthly mortgage payment representing a major chunk of the average family budget, it can make sense to shop around from time to time to see if there’s a better, more cost-efficient mortgage deal available to you. According to the Council of Mortgage Lenders1, […]

Simply Money Newsletter Spring 2017

Savers looking to mix LISAS with pensions Savvy savers are planning to save both in their pension plan and in the Lifetime Individual Savings Account (LISA), following its launch this April. The new LISA has been designed as a savings vehicle for those aged 18 to 40 who want to save up to £4,000 a […]

Simply Wealth Newsletter Spring 2017

Why diversifying your assets could be the best strategy for 2017   As the government begins the process of leaving the EU, this year looks likely to mark a significant watershed for the UK economy and its relationship with the rest of Europe. On the international stage, there is considerable uncertainty about what the Trump […]

12th January 2017

Simply Money Newsletter – Winter 2016/17

TEN WAYS TO CHANGE YOUR FINANCIAL HABITS IN 2017 For many, the start of a new year is a time of reflection and a renewed determination to do things differently in the months that lie ahead. Whilst overhauling your finances could seem less exciting than taking up a new hobby or challenge, it could make […]

11th January 2017

Simply Wealth Newsletter – Winter 2016/17

WHAT’S YOUR FINANCIAL GAME PLAN FOR 2017? The New Year is a good time to review your finances and set goals for the coming 12 months. With the tax year end in April approaching, it makes sense to ensure you’re making the most of the various tax allowances available to you. SAVE AS TAX-EFFECTIVELY AS […]

Simply Home Finance Newsletter – Winter 2016/17

PROTECTION – MAKE 2017 THE YEAR YOU GET THE RIGHT COVER Life insurance may not be at the top of your shopping list, but arguably it’s one of the most important financial products anyone can take out, and one of the best ways of leaving loved ones provided for financially. Life and other protection insurance […]

15th December 2016

Simply Home Finance Newsletter – Autumn 2016

THE OUTLOOK FOR RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Prior to the EU referendum, the London property market had shown some signs of cooling down. With the capital most likely to feel the immediate effects of Brexit, this doesn’t come as too much of a surprise; before the vote there was strong evidence that prices had been moderating in […]