Savings & Investments

Inheritance Tax ISAs

Savings & Investments

Whilst it’s clearly one of the most tax efficient savings plans available, an ISA has one obvious flaw: Inheritance Tax. ...

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Investment bond or collectives

Savings & Investments

Spread your investments across different areas to balance out risk and give you greater flexibility to readjust in line with performance,...

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Where now for PruFunds with profits?

Savings & Investments

In this week’s column: Peter McGahan looks at the woes of PruFund and the with profits bond.

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Guaranteed structured investments (not)

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Peter McGahan explains why products marketed under the term 'guaranteed structured investment' are poorly understood and actually offer...

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Sustainable societies, it’s happening

Savings & Investments

The attraction to sustainable investing for higher returns is growing as we slowly grasp that non-tax paying organisations who pay poorly...

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Greenwashing sustainable investments

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Green washing is where companies tick a box to prove they meet Environment, Social and Governance standards – even though they are as ‘green’ as a thing that just isn’t.

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What is sustainable investing?

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What is sustainable investing and why are neoliberals and corporations so against it? Peter McGahan explains why you should care. ...

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Upsides of Bitcoin

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Peter McGahan talks Bitcoin and how in spite of the narrative of people power behind Bitcoin, the reality is the top 2.8% of Bitcoin...

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Seven ISA strategies for tough times

Savings & Investments

With so much uncertainty in the markets you could be tempted into making rash decisions with your money, but as Sarah Cole explains there are plenty of sensible proactive steps you can take.

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Investment inequality: 33% Fall or 65% rise?

Savings & Investments

Unsurprisingly, perhaps, those with the least are the losers in a market that has seen the top one percent grow their wealth by 65 percent....

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The election and your money

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With a General Election days away Peter McGahan highlights the potential outcomes and implications while cautioning against the impact of a...

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£6.6bn in overcharging closet funds

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Investors using some managed funds are estimated to be losing out to the tune of billions of pounds. Peter McGahan explains how.

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Does investment fund size lose you money?

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Biggest is very rarely best and the size of a fund is no guarantee of positive performance for your investment. Peter McGahan highlights...

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Parents among biggest lenders in UK

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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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The financial plan jigsaw: are you missing any pieces?

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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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A decade of turmoil at RBS

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

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What will happen to my investments

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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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Investing your money

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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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Why do we love the ISA?

Savings & Investments

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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Banking on the future

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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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Cracking the afterlife

Savings & Investments

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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When a Will is not enough: a guide to Will Trusts

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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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Mixed messages for older investors

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

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Is there a financial safety net from vishing?

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

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Festive cheer

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

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