Financial services news and insights

Help save your pennies with these household finance tips

May 10 2022

Household finance – keep your money where it belongs
With inflation hitting 6.2% in February and outstripping wage growth, make sure you are paying attention to what’s ...
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World share market performance in the first quarter of 2022

May 3 2022

An unexpected first quarter for 2022 for world’s share markets
Despite the numerous shocks that occurred in the first quarter of 2022, the world’s share markets held up ...
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As the UK’s inflation surges to 30-year high, double-digit price increases could be on the horizon.

April 29 2022

A 30-year high: The rising price of surging inflation
As inflation hits a 30-year high in the UK, double-digit price increases could be on the horizon.  At ...
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A recent review by the OTS has put a major question mark over HMRC’s approach to collecting tax on child benefit, with nearly 100,000 people suspected of not paying the correct amount.

April 27 2022

Can the child benefit charge be fixed?
A critical review of how the government taxes child benefit has raised a major question mark over HMRC’s ...
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Changes to NI Contributions are causing confusion

April 26 2022

National Insurance changes causing confusion
The changes to national insurance contributions (NICs) announced in the Spring Statement in March were not straightforward. Let’s ...
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Quantitative easing is about to go into reverse as the Bank of England grapples with the strongest inflation in 40 years. So what will that mean for your investments?

April 8 2022

Quantitative tightening: a reversal of fortunes?
One of the defining financial strategies of the last 13 years – quantitative easing – is about to ...
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