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Guide: 10 ways to lead a more sustainable life

Sustainability has become a key topic for governments, businesses and communities around the world. If you want to reduce the impact your lifestyle has on the environment, it can be difficult to know where to start. Our latest guide looks at 10 changes you can make to your life to reduce your carbon footprint, limit […]

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Investment market update: October 2021

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned that the world economy remains “hobbled” by Covid-19 and revised its global growth forecast for this year downwards. The organisation now expects the world economy to grow by 5.9% in 2021. The IMF also noted that the emergency support provided by central banks and finance ministries during the […]

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Do you have more than £10,000 in cash? You could be missing out on investment returns

How much money do you hold in cash accounts, like a current account or savings account? Figures suggest that millions of people are in a position to invest but are missing out on potential returns because they’re choosing cash. A new Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) campaign is aiming to reduce “investment harm”. This includes helping […]

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What the Theranos scandal can teach investors

If you read the financial sections of the newspaper, you may have come across the Theranos scandal recently. The company’s former CEO Elizabeth Holmes is facing accusations that she knowingly defrauded clients and investors. Investors in the Silicon Valley health technology company lost millions of dollars when allegations began to surface. The case of Theranos […]

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Dividend Tax rate rise: Could it affect you?

Dividend Tax rates are set to rise, and it could affect the amount of tax you pay. The chancellor announced a hike in Dividend Tax rates, along with the introduction of a new Health and Social Care levy, to help plug the gap in public finances after the pandemic. The government has said that some […]

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Why you need to understand your State Pension entitlement

Your State Pension may only make up a relatively small portion of your retirement income, but it’s an important part of it, and so it’s crucial you understand your entitlement. The recent news of underpaid State Pensions shows that many people don’t know how much they should receive. More than £1 billion unpaid to pensioners […]

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