Wealth Management News

Auto-enrolment final deadline passes - 6 February 2018

By 1 February 2018, all employers must have a workplace pension plan in place under the Government’s automatic enrolment scheme. Launched back in October 2012, auto-enrolment has seen millions of workers across the UK enrolled into workplace pension schemes. The

How is Q1 shaping up for the global markets and investments? - 6 February 2018

With high levels of uncertainty as a result of Brexit and fluctuating markets, many will have started 2018 wondering where is the best place to put their money to make the greatest return. In 2017, we saw the first base

Retirement incomes hit highest level since financial crash - 6 February 2018

A new study has found that retirement income levels in the UK have hit their highest peak since the financial crisis. A new study by insurance and pension provider, Prudential, has found that those planning to retire in 2018 are

Making the most of the ISA and Pension allowance - 6 February 2018

On 5 April 2018, each individual’s annual allowance for ISA and pension savings runs out, so it is important that they plan ahead and make the most of the opportunities on offer to them. In most cases, people will have

Up to a third of millennials could be invested in cryptocurrency by close of 2018 - 3 January 2018

A new report has predicted that a third of millennials – those born between the early 1980s and 2000s – will have money invested in cryptocurrency by the end of next year. Conducted by the London Block Exchange (LBX), the

Only half of employees are happy with rise in Workplace Pension contributions - 3 January 2018

A new study by Aviva has found that only 50 per cent of the 2,007 people it surveyed would definitely stay ‘opted in’ to a workplace pension scheme following a rise in minimum contributions. From April 2018, minimum pension contributions

UK private housing stock worth £6 trillion - 3 January 2018

For the first time ever, UK private housing stock has surpassed the £6 trillion value mark, according to the latest research from the Halifax. The Halifax report has shown that in 2017 the value of privately-owned homes has grown by

First-time buyers exempted from SDLT on homes up to £300,000 - 6 December 2017

First-time buyers across the UK are celebrating after the Government brought an immediate end to Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) on first home purchases on properties worth up to £300,000 – as well as savings on homes worth up to

Are interest rates on savings finally set to rise following change in the base rate? - 6 December 2017

In November, the Bank of England took the decision to raise its base rate for the first time in a decade, from 0.25 per cent to 0.5 per cent. While the increase may only be small, savers across the country

Women nearing retirement have half the savings of men - 6 December 2017

A committee of MPs has been told by a leading economist that women aged between 60 and 65 have on average less than half the pension pots of men of the same age. Michael Johnson, research fellow at the Centre