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The dark side of pensions

Two years ago I wrote about the dangers of “pension release” or “pensions liberation” and warned of the dangers that these schemes bring. Since then thousands of people have been caught by these arrangements and HMRC are now consistently pursuing people for the 55%...

Child Friendly Investments

From 6th April 2015, it will be possible to transfer investments from a Child Trust Fund (CTF) to a Junior ISA (JISA). As a result, we have recently received enquiries from clients asking, what are the differences between the two schemes and could it be worth...

Slow going on Greece

Greece’s predicament continued to absorb a great deal of attention during April amid mounting alarm over the glacial pace of progress in negotiations between Greece’s leaders and its international creditors. Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International...

2015 Election – an unexpected result

Financial markets reacted positively to the news the Conservative Party had won a slim majority in 2015’s General Election. A clear majority, however slender, should allow the elected party to enact government policy, while preventing a period of ambiguity while the...