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Five investment biases you may not be aware of

By being aware of our minds’ cognitive biases we can make better financial choices, as not all decision-making might be as rational as it seems.

Savings rates diminish

March is a month of COVID anniversaries, and one of the ones we need to mark is the fact that it is one year since the Bank of England base rate plunged to its current record low of 0.1 per cent.

Weekly spotlight: Pension withdrawals up 10%

More people are withdrawing cash from their pensions – but tax rules and long-term financial plans should be considered before making withdrawals.

Weekly Spotlight: Quo vadis, dividends?

This week’s spotlight looks at recent dividend cuts, the impact for UK investors, and how you can continue to create an income from your portfolio.

Weekly Spotlight: Wealth planning for a recession

With talk of a “double-dip” recession and UK GDP dropping by 2.6% at the end of last year, how can you protect against the financial impacts?

Weekly Spotlight: What rising house prices mean for your investments

UK property prices rose £15,000 on average between June and November. But by leaving all your money in property you can miss out on other ways to make the most of your wealth.

Weekly Spotlight: Capital Gains Tax

Rules around Capital Gains Tax might be changing, according to recent reports. Could you be affected? We take a closer look in our Weekly Spotlight.

Weekly Spotlight: US election result

Following last week’s presidential election, we look at how US elections have historically affected markets, and the importance of a keeping diverse portfolio.

Weekly Spotlight: What happens if rates go negative?

In the first of our new weekly spotlight series, we take a look at negative interest rates and what they could mean for your investments.

Is now a good time to invest in property?

With much speculation currently surrounding the housing market, we look at whether now is a good time to invest in property.

Economic commentary: UK equities

Our Chief Economist, Colin Warren, looks at UK equities and asks if it is time for them to play catch-up with other global markets.

Inflation-proofing your portfolio

While inflation is currently low, we take a look at factors that could cause it to rise and measures you can take to protect your investments.

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