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Economic commentary: What does 2021 have in store?

Our chief economist Colin Warren looks at some key areas that might affect markets in the coming year.

Donating tax-efficiently this Christmas

If you’re considering donating to charity this Christmas, make sure you understand the tax rules involved, so that your donation has the biggest possible impact.

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.

Explaining the contingent charging ban on DB transfers

In June of this year the FCA took a decision to ensure that consumers who are considering pension transfers get unbiased and correct guidance.

Weekly Spotlight: Cutting your tax bill

Income tax receipts rose to £193 billion for the 2019-20 tax year. With the UK paying increasing amounts of the tax, how can you avoid paying it unnecessarily?

Annuity vs drawdown

Annuity and drawdown are the two main options for drawing an income from your pension pot once you retire. We look at the pros and cons of both.

Weekly Spotlight: Inflation on the rise

This week, we explore what’s currently happening with inflation and what the implications of this are for the economy and your personal finances.

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.

Are you building the future you want?

Creating a financial roadmap is key to helping you achieve your life goals. Here are some questions you should consider when planning your future.

Economic commentary: Biden and vaccine offer hope of return to normal

How might the US election result and the development of a new coronavirus vaccine impact markets?

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.

Pension allowances explained

There are a range of allowances to take into account when paying into your pension, including the lifetime allowance and the annual allowance.

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