Financial Planning, Pensions Advice, Financial Adviser Dunfermline, Fife, Edinburgh and Central Scotland

Saturday 18th August 2018

The Bank of England (BoE) has increased interest rates above 0.5% for the first time since 2009.

Today, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted unanimously to push up the base rate by 0.25% to 0.75%. (more…)

Since the introduction of Pension Freedoms, the amount of people accessing their retirement income via a drawdown arrangement has increased dramatically. More than £17.45 billion in flexible payments has been accessed by those in and approaching retirement (Source: HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)). (more…)

‘Pretirement’ might sound like an early retirement, but it’s anything but.

In fact, ‘pretirement’ is a term coined to describe the act of easing into retirement; or working beyond State Retirement Age. This could be full-time, part-time, or on a consultancy basis. (more…)

61% of UK adults do not have a will in place, according to Which?.  A fifth of those say they have not written a will as they have nothing worth passing on. (more…)

How often do you wake up with the intention of getting financial advice as your number one priority?

For almost everyone, the answer is never. Rather, the urge to seek financial advice is usually triggered by an event, or idea. (more…)

Microsoft founder, Bill Gates, once said; “The internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow.” (more…)

According to research from retirement accommodation specialists Anchor, the way living in old age is perceived by society could be completely out of line with what retirees actually want. (more…)

The number of under-30s saving enough for retirement has increased from 30% to 39% in the past year, likely due to automatic enrolment in Workplace Pensions, according to Scottish Widows. (more…)

The name ‘last-time buyers’ probably gives a lot away about who fits into the category. They are people who are planning to buy a home to live comfortably in during retirement, and potentially for the rest of their lives. (more…)

Almost two million people face the reality of changing their retirement plans less than 10-15 years before they aim to stop working, according to Retirement Advantage. (more…)

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