Articles tagged "savings"
Friday, February 22nd, 2013
Welcome to your regular financial news round up. We may be a little optimistic, but there is a definite hint of spring in the air here in Cornwall! Make the most of it before the spring showers arrive… As always, if you have any queries, call us free on 0800 0112825 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy […]
Thursday, June 28th, 2012
The sun made a rare appearance at the start of the week, perhaps remembering that we passed the midsummer mark on Sunday. Could we finally be due some summer weather? Some more bright light for motorists, too, with the news that the planned 3p increase on fuel duty in August has been halted. FSA review […]
Tuesday, May 29th, 2012
Will our students face a Greek tragedy of debt? With the problems in Greece becoming a daily feature in the news, it seemed the right time to have a look at a debt problem-in-waiting which is even closer to home. Maybe even sitting at home right next to you now. If you have a soon-to-be […]
Monday, December 12th, 2011
Doom, Gloom and Taxes, and your UK Pension Fund The days are short, the economic recovery seems uncertain and Christmas is fast approaching. Amidst all the gloom and bad news a discussion on death and taxes with one of our clients didn’t seem inappropriate and the proverb attributed to Benjamin Franklin one of the Founding […]
Friday, September 30th, 2011
Pocket Money, Porsches and Pensions for Children My twelve year old son George is saving his pocket money to buy a Porsche. At five pounds a week, it’s going to take a long time. As a parent though, I’m more worried about how he’s going to manage financially in the future. What options are there […]
Friday, September 16th, 2011
How to beat inflation: the best savings and investments In a blow to savers wanting to beat inflation, National Savings and Investments (NS&I) have withdrawn their Index-linked Savings Certificates and Fixed Interest Savings Certificates from sale. NS&I have stated that any existing Savings Certificate holders can reinvest into another type of Savings Certificate on offer […]
Tuesday, February 8th, 2011
I have seen some advertisements for combination investments with Barnsley Building Society and Yorkshire Building Society. They offer a high interest rate, but it appears that I don’t get their savings rate, unless I go into another investment plan. Most banks and building societies have been ‘found out’ over the years and are left wanting in terms […]
Friday, February 26th, 2010
Talk about being stuck between a rock and a hard mountain. Savers today are enjoying the paltry returns of c2.8% for instant access savings and 3% for a one year fixed bond.(1) That’s the rock. Over their shoulder is the rugged mountain of inflation squashing any potential returns they may have. Inflation currently sits at 3.5%, meaning that a basic rate tax payer will be ‘enjoying’ 2.24% whilst inflation corrodes the real value of their capital at a rate of knots.(2)
Monday, October 26th, 2009
I suppose like any run up to an election, noise is catapulted beyond comprehension. We all have short memories and in practise will the proposals ever apply? Probably not. But I suppose we all want to believe the best will happen and we can rely on a government and that is why proposals are being slung around like a politician coming up to an election!
Thursday, March 19th, 2009
Quantitative easing. Oh what financial times we are going through. So to coin a phrase for all those people who are now thinking it…just what is this quantitative easing all about?
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