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What you should know about the British Steel Pension Scheme

By |March 29th, 2020|Guides|

Out of all the pension schemes in the UK, one that has been recently subjected to state scrutiny is the British Steel Pension Scheme. As you may or may not be aware, The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) has already issued millions of pounds in compensation to British Steel Workers due to the scheme's unlawful [...]

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What to do if your pension provider or company goes bust

By |March 26th, 2020|Guides|

Sadly, it is possible to lose your pension pot due to circumstances that are simply outside of your control. However, the good news is that the Government does have many regulations in place to ensure that your hard-earned fund is protected - even if your pension provider or the company that you work for goes [...]

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Money management if you struggle with mental health

By |March 22nd, 2020|Guides|

What if it came to your retirement years and you found that your pension wasn’t what you thought it would be? For instance, you might have found that your pot hadn’t grown enough to provide you with a decent retirement income. As scary as this prospect may seem, sometimes it can just happen.  A poor [...]

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Auto-enrolment pension contributions – what you should know in 2020

By |March 18th, 2020|Guides|

Are you automatically enrolled into a workplace pension? From April 2019, the minimum amount you are required to pay in increased, but so did that of your employer, meaning your pension pot may have seen some changes in the past 12 months.  In this guide, we take a look at the most commonly asked questions [...]

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Are scams on the rise with Brexit?

By |March 15th, 2020|Guides|

With the UK currently undergoing its transitionary departure from the European Union, it’s safe to say that many economic and political changes are soon going to be in store for the country. What’s more, is that fraudulent scammers are acting upon these changes and devising crafty ways of targeting people. From bogus Brexit investments to [...]

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Costs and charges associated with SIPPs

By |March 11th, 2020|Guides|

There are numerous fees associated with taking out a SIPP (Self Invested Personal Pension), but they often aren’t that well-known. If you’re thinking about taking out a SIPP, you absolutely need to be fully informed as to what you’re getting into.  In this article we’re going to run through the common costs and charges associated [...]

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What happened to Green Oil Plantations Ltd?

By |March 8th, 2020|Investments|

Did you invest your hard-earned money in Green Oil Plantations LTD only to lose all of your investment? You’re certainly not alone. In this guide, we take a look at where exactly Green Oil Plantations Ltd went wrong and how you can claim your investment back. A Millettia tree plantation in Australia  Green Oil Plantations [...]

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A step by step guide after you’ve been a victim of financial mis-selling

By |March 4th, 2020|Guides|

Pension planning is always a good idea, but knowing where to start isn’t easy. This is why thousands of UK citizens have been mis-sold pension investments over recent years. Often, opportunities that seem ‘too good to pass up’ turn out to be a failed investment, with many losing out on their hard-earned money. With over [...]

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How the environment has been used to carry out mis-selling scams

By |February 29th, 2020|Investments|

Where financial products are mis-sold, there is an aspect at the heart of the mis-selling that make the products seem more attractive to the general public. Aside from ‘sky-high returns’, mis-selling schemes often use the environment as a way to attract people who want to invest in the environment.  Often, the advisers will say that [...]

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Ways to invest your money in 2020

By |February 26th, 2020|Guides|

If finding new ways to invest your money is on your list for 2020, you’ll want to take a look at what our experts recommend.  Ways to invest your money short-term If you’re looking to spend your investment within the next five years, we recommend a short-term investment. Whether you’re saving for a house deposit [...]

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