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Are your funds in the dog house?

It is estimated that in the UK alone some £8 billion is languishing in under-performing investment funds. Add all the money in offshore funds and other jurisdictions and the number is worryingly large. These poorly performing funds, known as dogs, … Continue reading

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When your investments are more than just money

For a significant number of investors, investing in shares and funds can feel like a dance with the devil as they have to compromise beliefs to achieve a return. With the growing awareness of the environmental impact of modern life, … Continue reading

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UK National Insurance payments & the State Pension – what expats need to know

The rules regarding entitlement to the UK State Pension have just changed so if you are not fully aware of the changes, and how they might affect you, and studies show that few people are, you need to read on.

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News: Brooklands Trustees – no cause for concern

Anyone who has a SIPP or QROPS with Brooklands Trustees Limited will have received emails in the last few days which may have caused concern as it suggested that the company had gone into administration  but I want to reassure … Continue reading

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Will you outlive your money?

For most of us living longer is one of the benefits of modern life but has it occurred to you that this can also be a problem? This means is that you may last longer than your savings. As it … Continue reading

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10 pension mistakes you really want to avoid

Too many people bury their head in the sand when it comes to planning for their financial future. In this article I want to look at some of the issues that you really cannot afford to ignore. When I use … Continue reading

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News: UK pension deficits increase to record level

According to figures released by the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) the collective shortfall in company pension schemes increased to a record £312.1bn last month. This marked the highest deficit in final salary pension schemes since records began in 2003 the. … Continue reading

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