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When easy money investments are too good to be true

Peter McGahan explains how investors are caught by headlines and marketing blurb, and none can be more so than that of Innovative Finance ISA’s (IFISA).

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19th Aug 2019
Peter McGahan
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Finance > News & Views

Succession planning for businesses

Identify what you would like to happen with your business assets in your own Will and protect staff and shares in the enterprise you have sacrificed so much time on.

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14th Aug 2019
Peter McGahan
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Finance > News & Views

Over 50s small business owners unprepared for loss of key staff

Small business owners over 50 are their risking financial future by failing to protect themselves against loss of key staff. Peter McGahan explains the risks.

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7th Aug 2019
Peter McGahan
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Finance > News & Views

49% saving on Life insurance costs

Whether you're a director or an employee, many people are missing out on the easiest of tax breaks by not setting up their life cover through a company group scheme, writes Peter McGahan.

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25th Jul 2019
Peter McGahan
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Finance > News & Views

Selling high and buying low or vice versa

How to avoid the classic mistake investors make - buying at a high, when everyone is buying, and sell at a low when everyone else is selling.

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18th Jul 2019
Peter McGahan
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Finance > News & Views

Double edged sword of Woodford criticism

The collapse of embattled stock picker Neil Woodord's fund empire, highlights the risk of putting all your eggs in one basket - no matter how attractive the returns. By Peter McGahan.

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14th Jun 2019
Peter McGahan
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Finance > News & Views

BBC announces end of free TV licence for over 75s

Three million households face losing right to free TV license in 2020 in "important and difficult decision".

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10th Jun 2019
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Finance > News & Views

Making money from volatility

Volatility can be planned for and managed to produce the returns needed to create financial stability and security for your family, writes Peter McGahan.

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7th Jun 2019
Peter McGahan
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Finance > News & Views

Searching for financial mines with your foot

The UK is known for its historic higher yields but with the current Brexit stalemate, UK domestic stock’s share prices have been under severe pressure as have their earnings. Peter McGahan explains why a yield-based investment strategy has risks.

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13th May 2019
Peter McGahan
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Finance > News & Views

Rising care costs bleed life savings of older people

A government cap on the cost of care will not prevent older people losing their life savings and homes, warns Independent Age

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24th Apr 2019
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Finance > News & Views

Clever ways to balance your Brexit investments

Many people are unaware how actively (or not), their investments are being managed or how exposed they are given the exceptional circumstances we are in with Brexit.

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18th Apr 2019
Peter McGahan
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Finance > News & Views

Time to look again at ISAs!

Money doesn't grow on trees but as Tony Page explains the Innovative Finance ISA could help you feel like it does.

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27th Mar 2019
Anthony Page
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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 > 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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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 > 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 > 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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