• Hastings tops the list of top ten locations in the UK with highest number of ...

    The number of new property listings across the UK in January 2019 were up by almost two-thirds (64 per cent) on December 2018, according to online estate agents Housesimple The number of new property listings has increased across the UK, with new listings in January 2019 up by almost two-thirds ...
  • China’s exports rise despite trade conflict

    Exports of the world’s second-largest economy showed 9.1% year-on-year increase in January, easily beating expectations of a 3.3% decline China’s exports boomed a robust 9.1% year-on-year increase in January, overshooting expectations from economists who were expecting a 3.3% decline for the month, data from China’s General Administration of Customs showed ...
  • Cryptocurrencies 2019: Dead In The Water Or The Contrarian Investment Of A Lifetime?

    Introduction Cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, LiteCoin: all terms that have been swirling around in the media over the past few years. 2017 saw coverage of the cryptocurrency phenomena reach new heights on the back of the combined value of the market capitalisation of digital currencies recording 1600% growth. As ...
  • Investing for Children

    Introduction Parent, guardians, relatives and close family friends have the natural desire to start putting money aside for children from a young age. A little, or maybe even not so little, nest egg to help fund the youngster through higher education one day, provide a deposit to get them on ...
  • A Beginner’s Guide to Investing in IPOs in 2019

    Introduction IPOs (Initial Public Offerings), were to a large extent introduced to the consciousness of the average Brit in the 1980s. Then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher introduced a policy of mass privatisation of large state institutions such as British Gas, BT and British Airways, among others.
  • 5 Must-Know Tax Efficient Government Investment Structures For The High Net Worth and High Income ...

    Introduction As a high net worth or high earning individual in the top income tax bracket you will find yourself faced with a sizeable annual tax bill. High income or good bank balance equals higher taxes. It’s simply a fact of life.
  • Financial Management on Retirement: Making Your Pension Last

    Introduction There are all sorts of pension calculators available, provided via Government-run online resources, pension providers and investment-focused websites, that help give a good approximation of the size of pension pot required to provide a desired retirement income.
  • Educating yourself an Investor – A beginner’s guide

    Introduction Are you new to holding a stocks and shares ISA or any other kind of investment account, or considering opening one for the first time? You may even have held one for a while but never put much thought into it and rely on a single fund recommendation from ...
  • Intermediate Investor Guides – Educate Yourself

    Introduction No Longer a Beginner Investor? An Intermediate Guide to Furthering Your Education. If you’ve had an ISA, SIPP or online investment account for some time now, you probably have good grasp of the basic principles that underpin achieving consistently solid average returns from a long term investment strategy.
  • Experienced / Sophisticated Investor? How to further your education & avoid the pitfalls

    Introduction Being an experienced investor is less about the amount of time you have been investing and more about your ability to accurately appreciate risk. This means the level of risk any individual investment opportunity represents and the balance of risk across your investment portfolio.