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Managing your finances properly doesn’t just have to be focused on the long term and there are significant benefits to planning to achieve your wealth goals, and particularly since the future is inherently uncertain. Meanwhile, any financial decision is likely to have implications for you and your family in the short, medium and long term. For us, that means a combination of investing, structuring and people’s expertise.
For us, holistic money management encompasses:
The opportunity cost of cash
One upside to the steady stream of central bank rate hikes is that higher interest is now finally being paid on cash savings. After years in which returns on cash were virtually zero, savings accounts paying over 5% may sound appealing, but is cash an answer for your long-term goals?
Has it been a damp spring for the UK property market?
Met office figures revealed that spring 2023 was one of the dullest in history, with the UK seeing only 70% of the season’s average sunshine and more than its average rainfall. Although the weather picked up in June, can the same be said for the UK property market? UK inflation finally fell below 10% in April, but it has proved stickier than expected and investor concerns over further rate increases from the Bank of England have caused more upset in mortgage markets.
Can the bank of Mum and Dad work long term?
While parents and grandparents have been property lenders for many years, the recent rise in mortgage rates and the cost of living crisis have led to far more help for the next generation. But does this support have long-term, unforeseen ramifications?
Seize the moment with Lombard loans
Sometimes an investment opportunity arises that’s simply too good to miss. By borrowing against your liquid financial assets, Lombard loans offer the flexibility to diversify your portfolio when needed, without having to sell any of your existing assets or investments or disrupt your long-term plans.
Our top 10 insights from 2022
No new year can ‘officially’ start until our obligatory list of top articles and insights! For many of us, 2022 continued to be a challenging year. Amidst the ongoing coverage of conflict, climate concerns and more, there were, however, some brighter notes during the year.
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The lay of the land: property taxes across the UK
Temporary property tax holidays for the lowest property tax brackets came to an end in 2021. We take a look at what property taxes buyers now need to pay across the UK, whether resident or not.