Whole-of-life insurance



Guaranteed financial protection that lasts for the rest of your life A whole-of-life insurance policy is designed to give you a specified amount of cover for the whole of your life and pays out when you die, whenever that is. Because it’s guaranteed that you’ll die at some point (and therefore that the policy will […]

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Critical illness cover



If the worst does happen, it’s important to make sure you’re financially protected We never think a critical illness is going to happen to us, especially when we feel fit and healthy, but it can and does. If the worst does happen, it’s important to make sure you’re financially protected against the impact a critical […]

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Income protection insurance



No one is immune to the risk of illness and accidents No one likes to think that something bad will happen to them, but if you couldn’t work due to a serious illness, how would you manage financially? Could you survive on savings or sick pay from work? If not, you may need some other […]

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Empty nest, empty wallet



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Parents putting financial health at risk to fund university costs When it comes to funding a university education, it is parents and grandparents who typically look to provide the money. But even though this may be the case, last year’s graduates from English universities are still left with an average of £44,000 debt (source: Sutton […]

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Time is of the essence



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Start thinking about preparing for any big events as soon as you can None of us know exactly what life’s got in store for us, but we know that there are a handful of major events that we’re quite likely to encounter at some stage. These include some of the great milestones of life, such […]

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Pension reforms



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How the lifetime allowance reduction could impact on your retirement savings The Government has introduced comprehensive reforms to the pension rules over the previous few years. One important change, which may have been overlooked by some savers, is the reduction of the lifetime allowance that applies to pension savings. The lifetime allowance is the total […]

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Savvy investors



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Time to get wrapped up? How to shelter income and capital gains For long-term investors, Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs) are a very tax-efficient wrapper that can hold cash savings as well as investments in stocks and shares. Savvy investors are also able to shelter income and capital gains. ISA flexibility The limit on how much […]

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Pension confusion



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Are most people unprepared for retirement? People are still being left confused by pensions, with almost two thirds not understanding their key features, according to new research by Wesleyan. The research conducted by the specialist financial mutual revealed how much confusion there still is among most people when it comes to their retirement planning. Three […]

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Savvy investors



Time to get wrapped up? How to shelter income and capital gains For long-term investors, Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs) are a very tax-efficient wrapper that can hold cash savings as well as investments in stocks and shares. Savvy investors are also able to shelter income and capital gains. The limit on how much can be […]

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Investment matters post-Brexit



Facing new challenges at every turn to meet long-term objectives We are now living in a more uncertain world. As correlations between asset classes rise, the right strategy is crucial to preserve capital when markets are falling. In addition, the result of the European Union (EU) referendum came as a shock to financial markets, and […]

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