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Economic commentary: A hint of stagflation

Our chief economist looks at the current economic position of the UK and explores how long these ‘stagflationary’ tendencies might continue.

Five reasons why your pension is the most important financial asset you’ll ever have

It's Pension Awareness Week, which means a whole seven days dedicated to raising awareness of these savings vehicles. Here are the five top reasons why your pension is so important.

Back to school, time to plan

As children across the UK return to their schools this September, it might be time for their parents and grandparents to catch up on their financial homework too.

The Great Wealth Transfer – managing the transition

If you’ve not heard of the Great Wealth Transfer yet, chances are you will do soon. It’s happening around us, as wealthy members of older generations begin to pass their money down generations.

Economic commentary - Should we be worried about 'peak growth'?

With global economies having grown sharply over the past couple of months, we explore what factors might reign in this growth trajectory.

What is the ‘basket of goods’ and why does it matter?

With inflation back in the headlines, we explore what the ‘basket of goods and services’ is, why it matters and how it has evolved over time.

Preserving your wealth

We explore when it might be more appropriate to focus on wealth preservation, rather than being preoccupied with fast growth of our money.

The role of cash in retirement plans

We explore how cash savings may play an important role in enabling the use retirement investments and pensions at the time of one’s choosing.

Economic commentary: Silver linings in China’s market jitters

With the Chinese Communist Party celebrating its 100th anniversary, we take a look at China’s markets and what might be in store for the future.

What will happen with the commodity ‘supercycle’?

A ‘commodity supercycle’ might be here and we explain what it means and what the ramifications might be for an investment portfolio.

Making a difference to the younger generation

Grandparents often want to make a difference to their families by giving financial gifts at the best possible time. Here’s how to do it.

What the rising pension ages mean for your retirement plans

Retirement is changing with both the state pension and minimum pension age increasing – we have a look at the top things to consider.

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