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Winners and losers from the seismic US election result After a long and brutal US presidential election campaign, Donald Trump emerged victorious, winning 279 electoral votes and 47.5% of the popular vote. Republicans also maintained majorities in the House and the Senate.

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2016/17 Year End Planning



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Keeping your taxes as low as possible – what you may wish to consider sooner rather than later The 2016/17 year end for tax planning purposes is now only a matter of months away, with the deadline approaching on 5 April. Effective tax planning is about knowing the personal and business taxes you are liable […]

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Forgotten pensions



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Out of sight, out of mind The extent to which pension policies are being forgotten has been revealed in research from Aviva. A survey of almost ten thousand people who hold a pension has revealed that just under one in eight (13%) admitted they have at least one pension that they had forgotten about[1]. This […]

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Investment outlook



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Taking advantage of opportunities in 2017 After a game-changing 2016, the investment environment was not only mixed but characterised by uneven global growth and political events such as Brexit and the US elections.

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Lifetime Individual Savings Accounts



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Make your next move to saving flexibly for a first home and retirement Lifetime Individual Savings Accounts are being launched by the Government to help 18–40-year-olds to save and invest flexibly for the long term. The aim is that people will not have to choose between saving for their first home and retirement.

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Gender savings gap widens



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Report findings suggest this trend is set to continue Half of women (52%) are now saving adequately for their retirement compared to 60% of men, according to the latest Scottish Widows ‘Women & Retirement’ Report. But while this maintains the record high levels achieved in 2015, the gap between men and women has widened since […]

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Income matters



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Providing the foundation for an exciting new chapter in your life Nobody knows quite what the future holds. The good news is we are all living longer. Advances in medicine and healthier lifestyles have led to an increase in the average life expectancy of both males and females.

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Consolidating your pension pots



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What you need to consider to ensure you don’t lose out HAVE YOU EVER CONSIDERED MOVING AND CONSOLIDATING YOUR PENSION TO ANOTHER SCHEME OR PROVIDER? THERE ARE A WHOLE HOST OF REASONS WHY PEOPLE MIGHT WANT TO DO THIS BEFORE THEY REACH RETIREMENT. SOME ARE LOOKING FOR BETTER FUND PERFORMANCE, LOWER CHARGES OR BETTER DEATH […]

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A Bursary is nothing to be ashamed of



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Independent schooling is expensive. Having said that, there is assistance available for those who may struggle to afford school fees. Almost all independent schools offer some measure of financial support. More than a quarter of pupils receive financial help from their school in the form of excellence awards, means- tested bursaries and sibling discounts to […]

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