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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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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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Finance > Tax

Inheritance tax abolished?

Fancy having to keep a track of receipts (over a lifetime) with tax liability assessed against the total? Could this be the successor to inheritance tax?

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23rd Jul 2018
Peter McGahan
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Finance > News & Views

IHT: Gift to my children now or later?

There are some creative ways you can help your family (in your lifetime) to lessen the burden of inheritance tax. Read on ...

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9th Jul 2018
Peter McGahan
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Finance > News & Views

The great inflation robbery

UK inflation stands at 2.3% (May 2018) and plans to remove the fuel duty freeze will hit low income consumers further. So how can you minimise the slings and arrows that rising prices bring?

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4th Jul 2018
Peter McGahan
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Finance > News & Views

Nine out of ten workers are ‘financially sleepwalking’ into retirement

New study underlines the need to put in place a clear, workable plan to lay the foundations to have a comfortable and financially secure retirement.

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27th Jun 2018
50connect editorial
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Counter intuitive investing at retirement

Understanding your liabilities in retirement and your remaining assets are crucial to any successful investment portfolio ... as well as regular reviews.

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27th Jun 2018
Peter McGahan
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Finance > Pensions

How much can I withdraw from my pension?

There are many factors to consider when taking money out of your pension writes Peter McGahan.

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27th Jun 2018
Peter McGahan
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Finance > Property

Downsizing? Five questions to ask yourself first

Whether you plan to downsize to a park home or any other kind of property, here are the five necessary steps to consider prior to your move.

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30th May 2018
50connect editorial
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Finance > Money Saving Tips

Over 1000 times the cost of a mortgage

One in four of us went overdrawn last year and 2.1 million people were overdrawn all year. The cost of this credit is a huge waste of money. So what are the practical steps to take?

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30th May 2018
Peter McGahan
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Finance > News & Views

Don’t be caught out by this important inheritance tax change

Inheritance tax is an issue which affects many of us, yet the vast majority of people are unaware of the impact the tax will have on their estate and – ultimately – what their loved ones will inherit once they are no longer around.

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22nd May 2018
50connect editorial
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Finance > News & Views

A third of people expect to wait 4-6 months for inheritance

With only two people in five having a valid Will, our understanding of how long probate claims take to resolve is sadly lacking.

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17th May 2018
50connect editorial
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Equity release - what could you do with £150,000?

Growing numbers of people are considering equity release as a financial retirement solution. But what are the pros and cons of releasing capital from your home?

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17th May 2018
50connect editorial


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