• Ask the expert: pensions guidance

    Carl Lamb, Managing Director at Almary Green, talks pensions, changes coming with the new guidance guarantee and answers some all-important pension’s questions. Where will I get pension guidance? I understand once the new pension rules come into force next April everyone will be entitled to get free advice about their pension options. Where will we […]

  • Weekly news roundup – royal baby, wage rise and more

    BBC: Royal baby: Prince William and Kate expecting second child It’s official!  The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting her second child with Prince William.  This news comes just two months after the couple celebrated Prince George’s 1st birthday (July 22).  The BBC reports the “early announcement had been made before the 12th week of her […]

  • Scottish ‘yes’ vote – how it affects you

    Find out how the Scottish referendum could potentially impact you.  Telegraph: Scottish vote: 10 questions answered on ISAs, savings and bank safety With the Scottish Independence vote nearing, major news organizations are now focusing heavily on the financial impact it will have on consumers.  This has even lead to papers and money advice services answering […]

  • This week’s hot topics – from cat mortgages to wills

    BBC: Russian bank offers cats with mortgages Are mortgages with domestic cats the new thing?  Well it’s all the rage in Russia!  We all love a quirky campaign, and this one thought up by Russian Bank, Sberbank (SBRCY) is no different!  The bank, is offering the delivery of cats to all new mortgage clients as […]

  • Auto enrolment – why you should seek advice

    The Auto Enrolment rules mean that eligible employees should be automatically enrolled into your pension scheme without any barriers to entry AND without having to make any decision whatsoever!  The employee’s only decision is whether to opt-out or continue with pension membership.  This places the responsibility squarely on the shoulders of the employers on many […]

  • Be better prepared by making a will

    More than 11% of people believe their estates will automatically go to the right people should they pass. Lowes Financial Management addresses the importance of Wills. It is always difficult to contemplate the plan for when the inevitable happens. Following the death of a partner or spouse, there will be the strain of emotional and […]