Financial services news and insights

interest rates set to peak in April

January 17 2022

Learning lessons from rising inflation and interest rates
As 2021 drew to a close, inflation finally forced the Bank of England’s hand. What will higher rates ...
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The government has revealed more information on how the £86,000 social care cost cap will work in practice, which is less generous than expected. Have you factored the cost of care in your retirement plans?

January 10 2022

England’s social care cost cap
More details have emerged on the £86,000 social care cost cap for England. At the start of September, ...
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Many investment professionals, including Goldman Sachs, are calling for China to be removed from the emerging markets indices after accounting for nearly 35% of it.

January 5 2022

Demerging China from emerging markets
Some investment professionals are calling for China to be removed from the main emerging markets indices. The MSCI ...
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Tthe government has closed the transfer window that allowed savers to join pension schemes and access their funds at 55.

December 28 2021

Escaping the higher minimum pension age
A surprise change of tack on pension ages was revealed when this year’s Finance Bill was published. In ...
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More than 500,000 higher rate taxpayers could now be eligible for Universal Credit, among 26% of all families and 84% of all single parents.

December 20 2021

Universal Credit eligibility expands to higher rate taxpayers
Autumn Budget reforms have created a surprising clash of benefits and income tax. The Covid-19 pandemic was the ...
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share dividends are expected to return to pre-pandemic levels

December 15 2021

The global recovery in share dividends
Research shows that in Q3 2021, dividend payments increased sharply in all major markets and are expected to ...
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