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National Insurance and Dividend Tax rise as government suspends State Pension triple lock

This week, the government has made two major policy announcements that are likely to directly affect your finances. A much-anticipated National Insurance rise will result in an increased burden on workers including, for the first time, those above State Pension…

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We’re excited to announce our official opening party!

We’re excited to announce that we’ll be hosting our office opening party on Saturday 11 September! Everyone is more than welcome to come down and visit, we hope to see you there. Please feel free to bring the whole family,…

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5 key reasons why you should speak to a financial planner if you’re getting divorced

Making the decision to end a marriage can be a life-changing one and can affect your wellbeing in a number of ways. However, one potential pitfall is that it can be easy to overlook the financial implications of divorce while…

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What the UK housing market could look like post-pandemic

The UK housing market has seen strong growth during the pandemic, despite the double whammy effect of Brexit and the national lockdowns. According to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), UK average house…

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Busting the 3 biggest myths of financial protection

Protection can be an essential part of anyone’s financial plan, as it can act as a useful safety net in case the worst were to happen. However, despite the benefits that it can offer, many people are hesitant to take…

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Michelle Boakes is a Woman of the Year finalist!

I’m honoured to announce that I’ve recently been named as a finalist for the Woman of the Year – Vulnerable Client Care award. The Women In Financial Advice Awards were created to help celebrate the achievements of women working within…

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Why you shouldn’t rely on the minimum contribution to your workplace pension

For almost nine years, pension auto-enrolment has helped millions of Brits save for the future. However, while this may be a good start, many people are only contributing the minimum amount. While your workplace pension can be a valuable source…

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Guide: Your guide to scams

Technology has made it easier than ever for scammers to target victims, and the tactics they use are becoming more sophisticated. So, what can you do to protect yourself? Our latest guide has been released to coincide with Scams Awareness…

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Why working with a broker is essential if you want to secure a mortgage

When you’re buying your first home, there can be a lot to think about. You need to consider issues such as the impact of charges and which type of mortgage would be right for you. According to a recent study,…

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3 ways that financial protection can support your mental wellbeing

If you’ve been struggling with your mental health in recent months, you aren’t alone. According to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), more than one-fifth of Brits experienced some form of depression in early 2021.

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Guide: The history of investing and what you can learn from the past

Investing has been around for centuries and the basics haven’t changed as much as you might think. Technology has changed how we invest, but some of the investment lessons from the past are just as relevant today as they were…

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Your comprehensive timeline for building your long-term wealth

If you want to save for your financial future, there’s no better time to start than now. But while you might be certain that you want to save more, it can sometimes be hard to know how much you should…

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