Investment market update: March 2023

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As inflation persists, central banks were forced to announce further rises to interest rates in March. Coupled with the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank, it has been an uncertain few weeks in the world economy. As an investor, remember that volatility in the markets is normal. Take a long-term view of your portfolio’s performance and […]

51% of adults don’t have a will. Here’s why it should be a priority task

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The benefits of having a will in place are well-documented, although if you don’t have a will, or haven’t updated it in some time, you’re not alone. A recent survey from MoneyAge has found that 51% of adults in the UK currently don’t have a will in place. Of those with a will, 43% haven’t […]

Estate planning: Do you need to include Inheritance Tax?

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Inheritance Tax (IHT) can affect what you leave behind for loved ones. It’s essential you understand if it’s something you need to think about, as there could be steps you can take to reduce a potential bill. Over the last few months, you’ve read about what estate planning is and how to calculate the value […]