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They say this is the time of year for giving, though for many parents giving to their children isn’t just confined to Christmas…it’s a lifelong hobby!

Naturally, parents and grandparents want to give their heirs the best possible start and …

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The Office for National Statistics (ONS) announced earlier this week that inflation is back on the rise with an increase from 0.60% in August to 1% in September.

Inflation has been low in recent years but a weakening currency, amongst …

Several of my clients have recently expressed dismay to me about the closure of their local HSBC branches in and around London.

Bank closures are of course nothing new, but I admit to feeling a tinge of sadness upon hearing …

On June 24th, the country voted to leave the EU. In the weeks following, we’ve seen petitions for a new referendum, David Cameron step down, Boris make a sharp exit, Gove try to sneak in the back door, May take …

The spectre of the EU referendum has cast some uncertainty over markets in recent weeks, and it’s still too early to tell which way this will go. Regardless of the outcome, one economic certainty is that the UK tax system …

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I don’t know about you but the the inevitable barrage of Brexit opinion, speculation and political opportunism we’ll witness over the next nine weeks possibly frightens me more than the issue itself!

I’ve been asked by a number of clients …

George Osborne presented us with a few little surprises in this week’s budget. These were pretty positive on the whole, particularly from a personal tax and financial planning perspective…but as ever, the devil will no doubt be in the detail.…

Many investors are asking whether now is the right time to wade into markets. This is a fair question given the levels of volatility we’ve seen since the turn of the year.

The FTSE 100 index, a useful indicator of …

I hope like me you had a very enjoyable festive period and new year with friends and family.

How are those resolutions coming along? I’m not big on these myself but generally find this period ideal for getting some important …

The world’s most famous investor, Warren Buffett (pictured) has coined many a catchphrase in his time, but “price is what you pay, value is what you get” is one of the most well-known.

I was reminded of these sentiments when …