An introduction to Sustainable and Ethical Investing

If you’re a more conscientious investor you may have growing concerns about exactly where and how your money’s being used. Here’s a useful guide discussing the increased interest in Sustainable and Ethical investing, and highlighting some of the terminology. There’s been a real surge in the number of people who are now choosing this type […]  Continue reading

Stay one step ahead

Protecting against the unexpected isn’t negative thinking, or assuming that the worst might happen. It’s about making sensible provision to ensure that investments and plans will continue running whatever happens in life. That protects you, your family and any assets. But here are some worrying facts: Nearly a third of homeowners (31%) say they would […]  Continue reading

How much do you know about Long Term Care?

In the UK, we’re enjoying an increasingly longer life expectancy as a result of higher living standards and advances in healthcare. While many older people can now expect to live to an advanced age in good health, it is inevitable that a proportion of this group will require additional care as they grow older – […]  Continue reading

Social Media and the younger Investor

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is concerned about the influence social media is having on younger investors, who it believes are taking on significant financial risks. This younger, more diverse group of investors, it said, is highly reliant on social media platforms such as YouTube, Instagram and TikTok for investment tips and advice, but lacks […]  Continue reading

‘Secret Accounts’ slow the probate process

The importance of leaving your affairs in order. According to the first Bereavement Index from probate software specialist Exizent#, many people fail to put their financial affairs in order before they die, leaving behind a ‘financial mess’ and a stressful experience for those tasked with administering their estate. The Index revealed that one in seven […]  Continue reading

Mortgage Guarantee Scheme reassures lenders

Launched in April 2021, the government guarantee scheme for 95% loan to value (LTV) mortgages has been welcome news for prospective homebuyers with a 5% deposit. The scheme offers a government ‘guarantee’ on 95% LTV mortgages to encourage cautious lenders to bring back these deals. The guarantee applies to the portion of the loan over […]  Continue reading

Saving for Private Education

The average termly fee for private schools has reached £12,000 (£36,000 annually) for boarders and £5,064 (£15,191 annually) for day pupils, according to the Independent Schools Council** Planning for the future It’s a big decision to privately educate your child; school fees could easily be a family’s largest expense after their home. Starting to save […]  Continue reading

We’re still here to help!

Despite the ongoing restrictions, now extended to 19 July 2021, our business is continuing to operate fully to ensure that we can provide help and assistance to our clients. We’re open Mon to Fri, 9am til 5pm, and we can be contacted on 0808 1234 321 or using info@logic-wp.com. For clients who wish to meet […]  Continue reading

Retirement finances: Let us help you take control

Two pieces of research have again highlighted consumer confusion and concerns around pension provision and thereby the necessity for people to take control of their retirement planning. STATE PENSION OVERESTIMATED Firstly, a survey by Which?6 found that three in ten people overestimate their future state pension income, some by almost £50,000 over the course of […]  Continue reading

Planning to retire in 2021?

Whether you had always been planning to retire this year, or COVID-19 has forced your hand, it’s never too late to get organised. We believe that retirement is something to be looked forward to after a lifetime of hard work – so don’t let it be overshadowed by financial concerns. We can help you quantify […]  Continue reading

Logic office re-opens for face-to-face meetings

Following the further relaxation of restrictions, we’re delighted to confirm that from Monday 17May 2021, Logic Wealth Planning will return to welcoming clients to our office in Heywood for face to face meetings. We shall of course continue to follow Government advice closely to ensure that our office follows COVID-secure rules which includes maintaining safe […]  Continue reading

Millions keeping ill health a secret

According to a recent survey3, seven million people (13% of the population) are keeping mental health issues secret from their loved ones, while just under four million (7%) are hiding a physical health problem. As well as causing symptoms such as anxiety (34%), guilt (29%) and difficulties sleeping (25%), keeping secrets from our families can […]  Continue reading

Why it pays to update your pension expression of wishes

An expression of wishes tells your pension provider who you would like the beneficiaries of your pension to be in the event of your death. Multiple beneficiaries can be named, and you can state how much of your pension you want each to receive. However, while many people complete an expression of wishes when they […]  Continue reading

Sorting out your mortgage during divorce

Divorce can be an incredibly stressful time for couples and the financial impact it can have only adds to the pressure. The number of couples getting divorced surged by almost a fifth in 20195. Although data for 2020 has not yet been released, after the strains of the last year or so, unfortunately it would […]  Continue reading

Nathan Lewis leaves Logic

Everyone in Team Logic would like to wish Nathan Lewis lots of luck and success as he leaves the company this week. Nathan has worked for Logic for 15 years – he’s our longest serving staff member – and throughout this time he has played a major role in helping Yianni Theodorou (our MD) to […]  Continue reading

A word of Warning……

“It won’t happen to me” – think again It’s so easy to watch the ads on TV about scams or see the consumer shows interviewing devastated people about their financial losses as victims of fraud, and think “it won’t happen to me”, but think again! In the year to September 2020, Action Fraud received over […]  Continue reading

Struggling to save for retirement? Try this tip

More than ever, UK savers are struggling to prioritise their pension, with over half saying they are likely to review or reduce their pension contributions in the wake of the pandemic2. It’s true that it can be easy to think of pension contributions as a drain on your resources. And yet, despite travel restrictions, Britons […]  Continue reading

When does the stamp duty holiday in England and Northern Ireland end?

Looking to avoid stamp duty ? House hunters are taking advantage of lockdown rules to travel hundreds of miles to view homes, according to estate agents. This is because many buyers are keen to take advantage of the stamp duty holiday which is due to end on 31 March 2021. If you’re looking to buy […]  Continue reading

Retirement – it’s not ALL about your finances

Whenever we talk about retirement, the focus tends to be on pensions, with an assumption that everything will fall into place, providing there is enough in your pension pot when you retire. But there are many other things to consider. Preparing emotionally Many retirees simply aren’t prepared for how significantly their life will change, and […]  Continue reading

Do you know your Pension age ?

Did you know that the phased increases to State Pension age (SPA) reached 66 for both men and women in October 2020 and it’s set to rise further? The minimum age for taking funds from a personal pension is also set to rise in 2028. Getting to know your pension ages, and what you can […]  Continue reading