Technology encourages more investors to seek the “thrill” of trading and take bigger financial risks

Technology has made investing far more accessible. You can now invest and make changes to your portfolio with just a few taps on your smartphone. While more people investing for their future is a good thing, technology is instilling bad habits in some investors. Far from investing with a long-term goal in mind, some investors, […]

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What does “rebalancing” your portfolio mean and why is it important?

When discussing investments or reading the news, you may have heard the phrase “rebalancing”. It’s an important part of making sure your portfolio continues to reflect your goals, but it can be overlooked or misunderstood. Read on to learn what rebalancing involves and why it’s part of investment strategies. Investing: A long-term game Before we […]

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Why opening a pension for a child before they start school can unlock powerful growth

It really is never too soon to start investing through a pension. You may not be thinking about the retirement lifestyle that your children or grandchildren will enjoy quite yet, but opening a pension before they even start school can be worthwhile. If you’re looking for a way to help secure a child’s financial future, […]

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How the tax freezes announced in the Budget could leave you worse off

In March, chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered his second Budget. After a lot of speculation that taxes would rise to pay for the cost of Covid-19, you may have been relieved to discover your tax bill won’t be going up. However, you could still be worse off. Rather than increasing taxes, the chancellor said he would […]

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Investment market update: February 2021

A year after lockdowns around the world began, Covid-19 continues to affect economies and investment markets. While the volatility experienced almost 12 months ago may have calmed, uncertainty remains and it’s important for investors to focus on their long-term plan. In February, Kristalina Georgieva, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), called on leaders […]

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The future of the high street: How will Covid-19 affect town and city centres?

We all know that Covid-19 has affected the high street. Lockdown and social distancing restrictions have made the last year an extremely difficult environment for retail and hospitality businesses to operate in. As we prepare to ease restrictions, will the high street look the same when it returns? Over the last 12 months, there have […]

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