Investment market update: February 2024

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While many economies are still struggling with high inflation there are signs that the pace is starting to slow, which could pave the way for interest rate cuts later this year. To reflect this, the OECD has lifted its 2024 global growth forecast by 0.3%, when compared to the end of 2023, to 2.9%. However, […]

Have you overlooked speaking to your beneficiaries as part of your estate plan?

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You may already have your estate in order and have written your will accordingly, but have you overlooked the value of speaking to your beneficiaries? A new report by PIMFA suggests that 58% of people in the UK have never discussed inheritance with their family members. Not doing so could mean that your beneficiaries may […]

Are you risking a pension shortfall by overlooking longevity?

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A survey suggests that some retirees could risk running out of money during their lifetime because they haven’t considered how long their assets need to last. Failing to factor longevity into your retirement plan could mean your later years don’t live up to expectations or you may face financial insecurity. The report published in IFA […]

Retirement planning: The 3 main ways you could access your pension

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When you give up work, your pension is likely to play a key role in creating an income. So, an essential part of retirement planning is often deciding how you’ll access your retirement savings. Last month, you read about the importance of setting out your retirement lifestyle goals and how financial planning could help. Your […]