Asia offers some of the largest and most economically stable markets in the world, which makes it a prime target for enterprising business owners who are looking to expand their venture. Achieving this has never been easier. With the ever increasing role of the internet within the retail sector, global commerce is no longer the […]
The self-invested personal pension (or SIPP as it’s also known) is perfect for people who want more control over their retirement funds and investments. Generally speaking, SIPPs are usually thought of as being for people with either large sums of money, or years of investing experience. However, although this used to be true, the fact […]
There are many ways to analyse both a stock market and individual stocks within any given market. However, when it comes to which is the best, this seems to be something that no-one can agree on. So how do you know which stock-picking strategy will suit you? Read on to find out more… Fundamental […]
Investing is beloved of many, offering a fantastic opportunity to supplement your income and boost your bank balance and suits most of those searching for a financially rewarding pastime.
The recent fall in precious metal prices wasn’t a huge, but was enough for people watching the market to buy up enough to stock up on their gold & silver.
A recent survey has shown that the people of Britain are now feeling good about their finances, partly as a result of better debt situation.
London property prices have been on a tear in the past few years, with annual increases in London exceeding those in the rest of the UK. Based on data from the Nationwide HPI, we can see that London house price growth has been higher than the rest of the UK for the past 7 years: […]
Being risk averse is a sensible and frugal approach to investing, but this sensible option could eventually cost the investor a sizeable amount of money and may leave the individual despondent and with less opportunity to create a healthy pension or retirement fund. There is a time to be risk averse, and this is usually […]
Selling your home is always a stressful time, whether planning the logistics of packing, finding a removal firm or negotiating mortgage deals. Finding the right estate agents for your needs can help to make this tense time a little more relaxing. However, knowing the right agent from the wrong can in itself be a stressful […]
When it comes to selling property, there are two essential aspects: location and decor. While you may be powerless to change the location of your home, you can enhance and update the internal and external appearance. Whether a character property with restored period features, or a unique self build filled with modern fittings and technology, […]
Spread betting offers a potentially more affordable alternative to trading in stocks and shares, while the modern trading account also means that you can implement stops and limits, effectively automating a lot of the process for you. While you will need to ensure that you have the money available to cover initial deposits, you can […]
New government figures imply that the full value of the new flat rate state pension – that should have been available to all – will not be received by around 2 in 3 retirees. Introduced in April next year, the new flat rate pension offered by the state should have stood at £151.25 per week. […]
Following on from last week’s piece on equity release, we’re now going to take a look at some of the more frequently asked questions about equity release.
Property wealth of retired homeowners has grown by £12.5 bn in the last 3 months. How could the possibility of equity release impact your pension plans?
Although George Osborne introduced the ‘inheritance ISA’ in his autumn budget (Dec 2014), very few eligible widows and widowers have taken up the new offer.