How we buy houses has changed

How we buy houses has changed in recent decades. Finding the right mortgage for that dream home or investing in property is increasingly difficult, especially with recent challenges.  Continue reading

Unusually uncertain times

People struggling to get tested for coronavirus, a cautious Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) and increased restrictions all make the current financial landscape uncertain. Our latest round-up sums it all up…   Continue reading

Time for tough measures

The UK economy is recovering steadily but output remains subdued. Markets continue to rise, but all eyes are on new and proposed Covid restrictions that could hamper growth. Our latest review…   Continue reading

Don’t lose sight of pension goals

Have you managed to keep a cool head during the roller-coaster stock market ride of 2020? It’s never easy, but as retirement approaches it’s important that you don’t lose sight of pension goals.  Continue reading

Economic Review

An economic review intended to provide background to recent developments in investment markets as well as to give an indication of how some key issues could impact in the future.  Continue reading

Protecting your savings

You work hard, you save and invest, so nobody wants to see their money disappear. The big question is how do you achieve that during uncertain times?   Continue reading

Education, new schemes and tech sell offs

Once again, another major milestone as children returned to school. Nothing unusual in that during “normal circumstances”, but 2020 is proving to be far from normal. Our latest look at factors effecting global markets…   Continue reading

Back to school

Getting children back to school in the UK is seen as a major step in returning life and the wider economy back to normal. It’s all part of our latest weekly round-up that looks how finances are affected by ongoing events…   Continue reading

Review & Outlook

The latest review from our partners at Architas comes from none other than CIO Jaime Arguello. He discusses what’s on the investment radar for the final period of this eventful year.  Continue reading

Know your 2020-21 tax allowances

As 2020 progresses it’s worthwhile knowing exactly what tax allowances and exemptions are available to you. This helps you manage and plan investments.   Continue reading

How soon will economies recover?

The latest Podcast covers a US market returning to pre-Covid highs, while European PMI data disappoints. This week we look forward to possible upward revisions to Q2 GDP growth estimates across the globe. Click the link below to listen…   Continue reading

Lockdowns, quarantine & debt

What a week! As lockdowns, quarantine & debt dominate the news, the markets continue to climb. The latest weekly round-up of how the financial scene could affect your investments…  Continue reading

Financial markets bounce back

For months governments, the media and investors wondered what shape any economic recovery would take. Now the question is why some financial markets bounce back so quickly?  Continue reading

Should you draw cash from a pension now?

People who have saved into pension funds in the UK have the option to draw income from the age of 55. In the current uncertain financial climate, should you draw cash from a pension now?   Continue reading

What will the holiday season bring?

Ongoing Covid concerns, a gold sell off, better than expected employment data and the usual quieter trading period during holiday season… it’s all discussed in the latest podcast from Architas.   Continue reading

US jobs data doesn’t disappoint

Investors continue to look at the data, and US jobs results heartened many while a cautious eye is being kept on US-China relations. The latest podcast that keeps you up to date with investment developments across the globe…   Continue reading

Be alert to financial scams

The coronavirus pandemic has caused much hardship and some online scammers are targeting people’s savings and investments. Be alert to financial scams!  Continue reading

Will USA jobs data dent markets?

It’s Podcast time. Take a read, or click the link towards the end of this article to learn more about the major factors affecting global markets, with a focus this week on USA unemployment data…   Continue reading

Lifetime ISAs now more flexible

Lifetime ISAs have been a great way to save and invest for the future since they were introduced. For a short time they are more flexible with a lower withdrawal fee, but don’t rush into taking cash.  Continue reading

All eyes on American numbers

Despite ongoing tensions with China, markets in the USA have remained steady. That could change as GDP figures are expected this week. The very latest financial information podcast from one of our partners, Architas…   Continue reading