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What are the benefits of seeking mortgage advice?

What are the benefits of seeking mortgage advice?

Story 29/10/18

The Mortgages Market Study conducted by the FCA found that 80% of mortgages in 2016 were advised and 50% were arranged by an intermediary. We look at why so many choose to gain advice during the mortgage process rather than going it alone.

Autumn Budget predictions from our group head of advice, Austin Broad

Autumn Budget predictions from our group head of advice, Austin Broad

Story 23/10/18

Ahead of Budget 2019, group head of advice at AFH Wealth Management, Austin Broad, discusses his predictions, covering pensions, income tax, capital gains tax and housing.

How do we encourage millennials to see the benefits of protection?

How do we encourage millennials to see the benefits of protection?

Story 23/10/18

There is very little interest amongst millennials when it comes to taking out protection policies. How can we engage with this demographic to highlight the benefits that come with having life cover?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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