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Goldilocks economy

How to prepare your portfolio for inflation

Very low or very high inflation is damaging to the economy. The aim is usually to try and keep CPI at 2% in order to maintain a ‘Goldilocks Economy’ – not too hot, not too cold.

Smart investments

Should I invest into a pension or an ISA?

Investors looking for tax-efficient ways to build a nest egg for retirement often look to both Individual Savings Account (ISAs) and pensions. Tax-efficiency is a key consideration when investing because it can make a considerable difference to your wealth and quality of life.

Retirement matters

Freedoms to gain accessing your pension pot

Changes to pension rules introduced in 2015 mean you’ve now greater access to your pension. It might seem like a far-off prospect, but knowing how you can access your pension pot can help you understand how best to build for the future you want.

Pension freedoms

Over one million UK savers embrace relaxation of rules

The Government’s announcement on the relaxation of pension rules changed the investment landscape, and pension freedoms show no sign of losing their popularity.

Making plans for your retirement

Tailored to match your particular needs and aspirations

One of the most important stages in life which everybody has to save for is retirement. We work hard to enjoy our current lifestyle, but are we doing enough to ensure that we can continue to enjoy it in our retirement? Many of us live for today, but saving into a private pension plan can help us retire sooner rather than later.

Wealth creation

Spreading risk by accessing different types of assets

Investing for the long term means persisting through market swings. History shows that when people invest and stay invested, they’re more likely to earn positive returns in the long run. When markets start to fluctuate, it may be tempting to make financial decisions in reaction to changes to your portfolio.

Lifetime allowance

Breach may impact on more than a million workers

An estimated 1.25 million people are set to breach the current lifetime allowance (LTA) £1.055 million lifetime limit for pension tax relief over the course of their working life, according to new research published[1].

State Pension

Half a million workers past pension age could be paying unnecessary tax

A significant number of people working past the State Pension age could be paying unnecessary tax on their State Pension, according to new research[1]. This is because they failed to take up the option of deferring their State Pension until they stopped work. As a result, their entire State Pension is being taxed, in some cases at 40%.