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Finance > News & Views

The price of filling up

In 1990 fuel was 40.2p per litre. In 2018 it was 122p, Peter McGahan examines whether this is just supply and demand or an example of markets being manipulated.

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16th Jan 2019
Peter McGahan
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Finance > Money Saving Tips

Wish your wallet a happy new year

The new year may have started but there’s still time to think about making those financial resolutions for 2019.

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9th Jan 2019
50connect editorial
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Finance > News & Views

Why are financial markets important

Financial markets can seem complex and confusing, but they are essential to the smooth running of global economies.

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7th Jan 2019
Laura Mills
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Finance > News & Views

Think It’s Too Late to Learn About Bitcoin? Think Again

Find out why you are never too old to learn about Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies.

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4th Jan 2019
50connect guest
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Finance > Money Saving Tips

Financial resolutions (part 2)

In the second part of our New Year’s resolutions (the first was on debt management), Peter McGahan cover some of the broader financial planning tips.

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3rd Jan 2019
Peter McGahan
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Finance > Money Saving Tips

2019 New Year debt resolutions

Tips on how to reduce your personal debt and start 2019 on a sound financial footing.

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21st Dec 2018
Peter McGahan
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Finance > News & Views

The price of being a loyal customer

Whether its energy, insurance or your mortgage - sticking with the same provider over time can have hidden expensive consequences.

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20th Dec 2018
50connect editorial
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Finance > News & Views

Further falls in markets and your investments

With talk of trade wars and market instability, Peter McGahan warns that the cordiality of relations (or lack of) between Trump and China will continue to buffet investments.

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19th Dec 2018
Peter McGahan
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Finance > News & Views

Inheritance Tax to go digital: less admin, better guidance, but no quick solutions

Sarah Coles says 'This will come as no comfort to anyone currently mired in the (IHT) process. You’re likely to hit your deadline for submitting your forms well before we see any material change.'

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10th Dec 2018
50connect editorial
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Finance > News & Views

How will Brexit affect my investments and finance

A second referendum with a result to remain would undoubtedly have the most immediate positive impact on the market, particularly as investors looking for bargains would return to that cloudy investment market that is the UK.

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3rd Dec 2018
Peter McGahan
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Finance > News & Views

Brexit and my mortgage

With so much uncertainty around Brexit, Peter McGahan looks at what affects house prices and mortgage rates and whether now is the time to buy or the time to sit tight.

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29th Nov 2018
Peter McGahan
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Finance > News & Views

Women falling way behind in personal pension planning

Pension Review Service survey finds women lag male counterparts by a staggering 75 per cent

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15th Nov 2018
50connect editorial
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Finance > News & Views

Budget or Bodgit

Peter McGahan cast an eye over the Chancellor's budget statement which brough a freeze on fuel, booze and tobacco and the prospect of a no interest loan scheme for the financially stretched.

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15th Nov 2018
Peter McGahan
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Finance > News & Views

“No-one told me the tide comes in”

Peter McGahan takes another look at the shifting sands beneath tech stocks (FAANGs) and how you can protect yourself against market uncertainty.

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8th Nov 2018
Peter McGahan
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Finance > News & Views

Probate fees to soar from April 2019

Dan Atkinson of EQ Investors considers yesterday’s announcement that the cost of securing legal control over a deceased's estate will soar next April and provides a few options on what people can do.

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7th Nov 2018
50connect editorial
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Finance > News & Views

FAANGS for the bites Facebook

No Halloween pun intended. Tech stocks are a very attractive option but if you think they are a safe option - think again.

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30th Oct 2018
Peter McGahan
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Finance > Pensions

Six solutions if you’re bumping up against the pensions annual allowance

Sarah Coles of Hargreaves Lansdowne looks at six ways to make the most of your pension annual allowance.

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19th Oct 2018
50connect editorial
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Finance > News & Views

When a family member with dementia goes into care

It can be a daunting and emotional time for families coming to the decision to move a relative with dementia into care. Rebecca Harbron Gray answers some frequently asked questions.

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19th Oct 2018
Gareth Hargreaves
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Finance > News & Views

Past performance a guide to the future?

Analysing the consistency of investments and opportunities is key to understanding where risk lies, writes Peter McGahan.

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18th Oct 2018
Peter McGahan
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Finance > Tax

Give generously to help escape inheritance tax

New figures show that families who lost a loved one paid a record £5.2bn in inheritance last year. Wills and probate expert Jill Rushton explains how to mitigate against IHT.

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3rd Oct 2018
50connect editorial
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Finance > Property

Mortgage: Two or five years fixed rate

If you are considering taking out a fixed-rate mortgage in the coming months, consider how a hard Brexit could impact your pocket.

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2nd Oct 2018
Peter McGahan
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Finance > News & Views

Tips on protecting your family and business

There are lots of life insurance products available and as Peter McGahan explains, they should be considered an essential part of protecting your family.

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23rd Sep 2018
Peter McGahan
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Finance > Tax

Inheritance stealth taxing

Autumn promises publication of the Office of Tax Simplification's recommendations on Inheritance Tax and the impact could be far-reaching in spite of sweeteners.

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21st Sep 2018
Peter McGahan
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Finance > Property

Top tips when planning a house move

The euphoria of completing on a house sale can be overshadowed by unforeseen expense incurred in a move - especially if you miscalculate your insurance cover.

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21st Sep 2018
50connect editorial
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Finance > Equity Release

Equity release providers risk to your money

If you are considering equity release, Peter McGahan ponders a few questions that might make you to reconsider, or dump the idea of releasing equity entirely

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20th Sep 2018
Peter McGahan
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Finance

The UK’s most expensive (and cheapest) funeral costs

If funeral costs continue to rise at the same rate as today - by 2024 the average cost of a UK funeral could be £5,925 says new report by Legal and General.

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12th Sep 2018
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Finance > Property

Equity release costs to increase?

Many equity release lenders are exposed by the underlying negative equity guarantee and may well have to increase their costings to cover themselves, writes Peter McGahan.

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31st Aug 2018
Peter McGahan
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Finance > News & Views

Protecting debts against cancer

How critical illness plans can help repay a mortgage, pay down debts, seek medical treatment or simply allow yourself time off work stress free if you are unfortunate enough to become seriously ill.

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14th Aug 2018
Peter McGahan
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Finance > Property

Better mortgages can give you a day off work!

When was the last time you assessed the value of your mortgage? Remember to shop around, fees are different, as are rates - and the benefits of mortgage efficiency very attractive indeed!

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26th Jul 2018
Peter McGahan
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Finance > Property

There's a gite for every budget

Stewart Andersen considers the French gite market and property opportunities for Brits interested in value for money and rental potential.

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25th Jul 2018
Stewart Andersen


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