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Economic commentary: 4 key considerations as the Bank of England looks to hike interest rates

This month our chief economist looks at what the coming monetary tightening cycle might look like and some possible ramifications.

Avoid being a victim of a pension scam

Many of us think that we are too savvy to be a pension scam victim, but the statistics show that it is surprisingly easy for even more sophisticated investors and savers to get caught out.

What the Governments new green plans could mean for you

The UK’s ‘net zero’ strategy – a path aimed to get the nation to net zero carbon emissions by 2050, will have implications for all of our finances, whether we like it or not.

What the Budget means for you

The Chancellor’s long-awaited Budget did not include some of the stings that many savers and investors feared, including lower thresholds before those realising gains paid capital gains tax and more restrictions on tax relief for pension savers.

How science can help you to hit your goals

Whether you want to pass your driving test, cook the perfect crème brulee or save enough money to retire at 50, it is important to focus on your goal if you are to achieve it.

What will a rate rise mean for you?

We have all become accustomed to rock bottom interest rates. The Bank of England base rate has been below one percent since 2009 and is currently at its lowest ever rate of 0.1 percent.

Economic commentary: What is tapering and how could it impact financial markets?

As the global economy recovers and central banks look to withdraw the aggressive monetary stimulus, our chief economist looks at the issue of QE tapering and what this might mean.

Dealing with volatility

Bumpy rides in the stock market are nothing new, but they can be hard for investors to deal with. In the last few weeks, we’ve seen more stock market volatility, with energy prices and supply chain fears weighing on prices.

What might we expect from Rishis Budget

As the Conservative Party sets out its stall this week at the conference, many eyes will be on Rishi Sunak for clues as to how he will change our personal finances with his Budget on October 27.

How to plan to give the legacy you want

Many of us hope to give money to our loved ones when we die, but rules around inheritance tax can mean that we end up giving a lot of it to the taxman.

Five lessons for us all as China bans crypto

If you’ve bought into Bitcoin, Ethereum or other cryptocurrencies, chances are that you have already heard about the seismic shock that reverberated through the market last week.

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.

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