Brexit: It’s like trying to use a kitchen roll for a boat sail in a multiple angle storm.
Reducing risk, extra returns, and being nice with it. That’s ESG.
Three years on from the referendum and the countdown to Brexit continues to throw uncertainty at our day to day finances, writes Peter McGahan.
Find out why you are never too old to learn about Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies.
Whether its energy, insurance or your mortgage – sticking with the same provider over time can have hidden expensive consequences.
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.
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.
Peter McGahan takes another look at the shifting sands beneath tech stocks (FAANGs) and how you can protect yourself against market uncertainty.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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?
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.
With only two people in five having a valid Will, our understanding of how long probate claims take to resolve is sadly lacking.
If you see your property as the safety net for pension shortfall or long-term care costs, there are many things to consider first, writes Peter McGahan.
Peter McGahan says there are obvious points in your financial life to step into or exit financial markets – but this should never be done in response to temporary volatility.
Property has become a popular choice for funding retirement, with 1 in 10 planning on downsizing, and 1 in 20 planning to use equity release. But that is only part of the solution.
Peter McGahan warns that cheap debt and complacent lending is a dangerous mix with so much uncertainty around the economy.
Stewart Andersen says market conditions and price stability make 2018 an attractive year to invest in property in France.
Can the bitcoin survive in the ever-changing market? Peter McGahan explains.
The end of the financial year is an opportune time to consider whether your plans are on track and highlight areas for action.
It’s never too late to make a difference to the life you will lead in retirement. Learning to boost your saving now can ease the transition later.
Talking about dying is perhaps one of the greatest British taboos, but we need to plan ahead and consider how our funerals will be paid for.
Reaching retirement age isn’t always a cause for celebration, Age UK calls for ‘career MOT at 50’ for all to help people adjust future plans and pension savings.
Following last week’s column on quantitative uneasing or ‘quantitative tightening’, Peter McGahan questions how deeply this might impact your pensions and investments.
Scaremongering about the state of company pension schemes paints an inaccurate picture and care should be taken when considering a transfer.
YouGov survey identifies homebuyers’ lack of understanding regarding property surveys and reports.
Jill Rushton, Associate and Probate Solicitor at, Stephensons, explains how to gift property to children and minimise your exposure to inheritance tax.
The monetary policies of central banks could impact on your investments. What are your options?
Remorgaging up by 24%, buy-to-let down 60% year on year, Peter McGahan takes a pragmatic look at effect Brexit and a hung Parliament has had on the housing market.
Peter McGahan looks at how coalition government will affect business prospects and says #Brexit hasn’t yet happened but it’s very unattractive already.
Peter McGahan explains the positives of buying and selling shares seasonally but cautions it is not a strategy for the risk averse.
Peter McGahan looks at strategies for managing your investments to minimise tax liability and create an efficient portfolio income.