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Parents among biggest lenders in UK

Shock horror! Who would have thought it? 60% of first time buyers find succour at the Bank of Mum and Dad.

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19th Apr 2018
Peter McGahan
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The financial plan jigsaw: are you missing any pieces?

Protection cover is an essential component of your overall financial plan; it is not a risk worth taking explains wealth manager Dan Atkinson.

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7th Sep 2017
50connect editorial
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A decade of turmoil at RBS

Travails of Royal Bank of Scotland shareholders since 2008 illustrates the value of sound guidance when building a portfolio.

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15th Dec 2016
50connect editorial
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What will happen to my investments

Steve Wanless of WWFP reacts to British Chamber of Commerce predictions that the UK economy will be at a standstill in 2017.

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29th Sep 2016
Steve Wanless
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Investing your money

There are so many questions when thinking about investing your money, such as when is the right time? How will it be invested? And probably the most important one – where is my money?

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15th Sep 2016
Steve Wanless
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Why do we love the ISA?

Steve Wanless examines the popularity of ISAs and how you can get the most from your tax efficient savings and investments.

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2nd Sep 2016
Steve Wanless
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Banking on the future

Are you better off now than before the banking crisis of 2008 that started the worst recession since the Great Depression?

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16th Jun 2016
Steve Wanless
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Cracking the afterlife

Inheritance tax is unpopular. Nobody wants to pay tax on already taxed earnings, so how can you minimise your losses to IHT?

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28th Apr 2016
Steve Wanless
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When a Will is not enough: a guide to Will Trusts

Helen Kelly, Partner in the Private Client team at law firm SAS Daniels explains the pros and cons of Will Trusts

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21st Mar 2016
Helen Wyatt
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Mixed messages for older investors

Planning investments to offer retirement income made complicated by contradicting messages from Bank of England and the Treasury

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21st Dec 2015
Steve Wanless
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Is there a financial safety net from vishing?

Steve Wanless warns how vishing scams and fraudsters are targetting older people online.

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30th Jan 2015
Steve Wanless
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Festive cheer

Steve Wanless of Worldwide Financial Planning looks at how best to stretch the pounds in your pocket this Christmas.

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5th Dec 2014
Gareth Hargreaves
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Under-performing ISAs get a kick to become NISA

Older savers get more good news after improved Pension regulations and stronger National Savings Pensioner Bonds - the New Individual Savings Account is about to take centre stage.

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9th Jul 2014
50connect editorial
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Advantages of tax free investments and savings

Sensible saving and understanding the cost of your incomings and outgoings will reward you in the long term, says Minesh Patel

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3rd Apr 2013
Minesh Patel
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End of year tax allowance - use it or lose it!

Chris Rowe considers end of year tax allowances such as Capital Gains Tax as well as the value of ISAs and Junior ISAs

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8th Mar 2013
Chris Rowe
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Corporate bonds - a good time to invest?

With Bank of England interest rates remaining at a record low, Robert Haymes examines the value of investing in corporate bonds.

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17th Apr 2012
Robert Haymes
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New tax year, same old investments?

Chris Rowe looks at how to manage your investment portfolio now that the days of easy finance are gone.

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12th Apr 2012
Chris Rowe
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Annuities? I think not!

Andrew Stallard questions why Annuities provide such poor value for money.

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14th Feb 2012
Andrew Stallard
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Junior ISAs: kick-starting the savings habit?

Tax-free children's savings accounts (Junior ISAs) launch on 1st November 2011. The new accounts offer grandparents a an easy way to safeguard a grandchild's future.

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31st Oct 2011
Nick McBreen
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Pocket money, Porsches and pensions for children

Andrew Stallard considers life expectancy and pension value from the perspective of a child's pocket money

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3rd Oct 2011
Andrew Stallard
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Investing for income: protect and increase your money

The stock exchange is a turbulent place. However, if you are investing for income there are opportunities for you.

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27th Sep 2011
Chris Rowe
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The best savings and investments

Matt Higham ponders the best options for keeping your investments safe from inflation.

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20th Sep 2011
Matt Higham
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Do absolute returns promise too much?

Peter Meeson explains 'absolute returns' and what bearing they have on your pension fund, investments or ISAs

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7th Sep 2011
Peter Meeson
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Structured Products and Guaranteed Products - are they worth the risk?

Structured products are as transparent as Wayne Rooney's contract negotiations. Unlike most investments, a structured contract operates by investing into complex derivatives alongside buying guarantees through counterparties.

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9th Nov 2010
Alexander Hay
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Finance > Savings & Banking

Funds - To Track or to Manage?

One question asked by many investors is this: 'Do I invest in a tracker fund or a fund that is actively managed?'. Peter McGahan explains the pros and cons.

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25th Oct 2010
Mark O'haire
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Negative correlation - maximising your investment return

Just making an investment is not enough to see a good return. Spreading your risks and getting good financial advice is also key.

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25th Oct 2010
Mark O'haire
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Is long-term care insurance a waste of money?

When planning your retirement, you may have considered purchasing a long-term care policy to help address any medical expenses you might encounter during retirement.

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6th Sep 2010
Mark O'haire
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Will a factoring loan work for me?

Independent financial advisor Peter McGahan analyses the options available to customers looking for a short-term loan.

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6th Sep 2010
Mark O'haire
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Banks hitting customers with appalling interest rates

Independent financial advisor Peter McGahan laments the financial transactions of banks targeting unsuspecting and vulnerable customers.

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16th Aug 2010
Mark O'haire
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Is China a spent investment force?

Do you feel it's a place to be investing your money. Peter McGahan investigates the pros and cons of the Chinese market.

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11th Aug 2010
Mark O'haire


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