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Finding your IFISA sweet spot

Finding your IFISA sweet spot can help you get a balanced rate of return for moderate risk. Here's how an Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) can help you bypass stodgy, under-performing ISAs and get the returns you expect for a risk you’re willing to take.

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22nd Mar 2019
James Hester
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Finance > News & Views

How will Brexit affect my retirement pension?

Brexit is imminent and many thousands of Britons still do not know how their pensions will fare when the UK exits the EU.

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20th Mar 2019
Peter McGahan
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Finance > News & Views

How will Brexit affect my monthly bills

As the interminable Brexit wrangles continue we take a look at how leaving the Eu will affect your monthly bills.

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14th Mar 2019
Peter McGahan
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Finance > Property

Why rent instead of buy?

Renting may not suit everyone, but it’s growing in popularity and more retired people could step off off the property ladder and join ‘Generation Rent’, writes Gillian Girling.

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7th Mar 2019
Gillian Girling
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Finance > News & Views

Brexit B-Day house price risks

Brexit: It’s like trying to use a kitchen roll for a boat sail in a multiple angle storm.

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4th Mar 2019
Peter McGahan
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Finance > News & Views

Tax free life insurance or 55% tax?

Peter McGahan has news for the 8.5million breadwinners in the UK who have no life insurance at all - leaving the UK under insured by £263 billion.

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22nd Feb 2019
Peter McGahan
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How would the over-50s fare in a no-deal Brexit?

One of the biggest worries for the over-50s is the economic uncertainty that comes with Brexit. Find out how to protect yourself in the event of no deal.

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19th Feb 2019
Cillian Wilson
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Life insurance, over 50s plan or funeral plan?

Guaranteed over 50s life insurance plans can provide peace of mind and safeguard your loved ones against the financial burden of a funeral after you are gone.

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19th Feb 2019
Theodore Hung
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Finance > News & Views

Understanding Environmental, Social and Governance

Reducing risk, extra returns, and being nice with it. That’s ESG.

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12th Feb 2019
Peter McGahan
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Finance > News & Views

The surge of socially responsible investing

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing is experiencing a boom as people seek to insure their money is invested ethically - but is performance positive or neutral?

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4th Feb 2019
Peter McGahan
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Finance > News & Views

Brexit twaddle and your money

Three years on from the referendum and the countdown to Brexit continues to throw uncertainty at our day to day finances, writes Peter McGahan.

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28th Jan 2019
Peter McGahan
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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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