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Converting a Help to Buy ISA to a Lifetime ISA

With help-to-buy ISAs being phased out on 30th November 2019, many people are considering transferring their funds into a Lifetime ISA. You’ll still be able to access existing help-to-buy accounts…

4 cruises around the British Isles

When you think of a cruise, the first things to come to mind are usually European cities of culture, blue Caribbean oceans or Balearic islands. What many people don’t realise…

A month on from October’s stock market turmoil

A month ago, global stock markets were in turmoil and saw their worst losing streak for five years. Markets were hit by a cumulation of a US-China trade war, slowing…

Autumn 2018 Budget – Overview

Introduction A Budget for “Strivers, Grafters and Carers” Budgets, as we all know, take place on Wednesdays. After the excitement of Prime Minister’s Questions, the Deputy Speaker calls ‘the Chancellor…

The Recent Volatility in World Stock Markets

These notes begin with a word on the stock market figures quoted and was written very early on the morning of Friday 12th October. The levels quoted for European stock…

5 pitfalls that put your retirement plans at risk

Imagine the scene; you’ve spent your life living frugally, saving efficiently and investing wisely. You enter your well-earned retirement financially secure and excited for the years ahead. The future could…