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Monthly economic commentary: October 2018

Monthly economic commentary: October 2018

Commentary 19/10/18

Our chief economist, Colin Warren, explores how the outcome of ongoing Brexit negotiations could impact sterling, gilts and UK equities during the coming months, in his latest commentary.

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Has my adviser put me on the best platform?

Has my adviser put me on the best platform?

Story 15/10/18

Following AFH’s recent announcement to abolish platform fees, and the issues raised in the FCA's recent Investment Platforms Market Study, we're working to demystify the world of platforms. With so much competition amongst the many investment platforms on the market, we look at how you can determine if your adviser has put you on the best one possible.

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Would you be financially secure if you lived beyond 100?

Would you be financially secure if you lived beyond 100?

Story 04/10/18

We're living longer, and research indicates that soon, living beyond 100 will be the norm. It may sound unreal, even impossible; but the question still stands: will you be able to afford living beyond the age of 100? Late retirement and and spiralling health and living costs all play a role in answering this question. We break it down for you here.

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The importance of gifting wisely

The importance of gifting wisely

Story 01/10/18

Research shows a rise in parents gifting to their children, but the size of the gifts are dwindling. We look at what's causing this decrease, and how you can plan to gift both wisely and tax efficiently.

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Monthly economic commentary: September 2018

Monthly economic commentary: September 2018

Commentary 25/09/18

Our chief economist, Colin Warren, looks at how the UK economy has performed since the referendum, and discusses if hardline Brexiteers are right to dismiss the doom and gloom of a no-deal for the UK in his latest commentary.

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Why is switching platforms so difficult?

Why is switching platforms so difficult?

Story 24/09/18

Following AFH’s recent announcement to abolish platform fees, and the issues raised in the FCA's recent Investment Platforms Market Study, we're working to demystify the world of platforms. Here we look at why switching platforms can prove to be difficult, and the impact this can have on investors.

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Are advisers footing the platform fees bill for clients?

Are advisers footing the platform fees bill for clients?

Story 20/09/18

Following AFH’s recent announcement to abolish platform fees, and the issues raised in the FCA's recent Investment Platforms Market Study, we're working to demystify the world of platforms. Here we look at the truth behind whether financial advisers are having to foot the platform fees bill for clients.

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Why are platform charges so complex?

Why are platform charges so complex?

Story 14/09/18

Following AFH’s recent announcement to abolish platform fees, and the issues raised in the FCA's recent Investment Platforms Market Study, we're working to demystify the world of platforms. Here we look at the complexity surrounding investment platform charges - and why so many charges exist.

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