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29Apr

Data for sale: How to check your financial information isn’t being accessed online

Data for sale: How to check your financial information isn’t being accessed online
We live in an age where more and more services are becoming available online, and where the process of signing up for these services has never been easier. Whilst this offers greater convenience to our everyday lives than ever before, it also means your information is being held by an ever-increasing number of companies.

Posted in Financial Planning for individuals/families

27Apr

Pension Freedoms: the first twelve months in numbers

Pension Freedoms: the first twelve months in numbers
It was a year ago that the biggest pension shake-up seen this generation came into force. Whilst there hasn’t been quite the stampede of people determined to withdraw every penny from their pension early, to splash out on a hot tub or luxury cruise, the statistics from the last twelve months suggest that those who have taken advantage of the changes could have been a little more prudent.

Posted in Retirement Planning, Financial Planning for individuals/families

28Apr

What is an offshore fund?

What is an offshore fund?
The Panama Papers leak from offshore law firm Mossack Fonseca has thrust offshore funds back into the public spotlight. But whilst the media rails against those revealed to be profiting from such funds, there’s been little discussion of what an offshore fund actually is.

Posted in Financial Planning for individuals/families

26Apr

Four European destinations to make your pension go further

Four European destinations to make your pension go further
If you’re looking for ways to ensure you can enjoy as much of your hard-earned pension as possible when you retire, then moving elsewhere in Europe could be your best bet. The benefits aren’t limited to a different culture to explore and better weather than the UK; all the retirement destinations we discuss below offer a range of financial advantages too. Here are our top four places in Europe to boost your retirement funds:

Posted in Financial Planning for individuals/families