For many investors – particularly those in retirement – the question ‘how long is long-term?’ could also be translated as ‘I’m getting on a bit, so should I still be investing in the stock market?’. When it comes to systematic investing – that is to say, capturing specific market risks in a disciplined and rules […]
As dawn breaks, the morning light reveals yet another political gamble that has not paid off for the dice roller. The UK has a hung Parliament, with no party holding an absolute majority. Such is the unpredictability of a parliamentary democracy. If you ask the people of the UK what they think, be prepared for […]
What was announced in the Budget? The Lifetime ISA (LISA) Introduced from 6th April 2017 to help people, aged between 18 and 39 (at 6/04/17), to save flexibly for the long term and ensure they do not have to choose between saving for retirement and saving for their first home. What does this mean? The […]
Are you planning to retire soon? There have been a number of changes over the last year to the way in which you will be able to take your pension benefits, with more changes to follow in April 2015.
The announcement that the income from a joint lives annuity will be tax-free for the survivor of a marriage or civil partnership has to some extent leveled the playing field between the retirement options of buying an annuity and drawing down income and capital from a pension pot. However, the flexibility and tax-efficiency now available […]