Equity Release: Why you should upsize in retirement?

By John Cossons, Equity Release Adviser with Anstee & Co. This article is based on a recent equity release case that I completed. A 71-year-old client of mine had sold her property and was looking for a new house closer to her family. In an ideal world, she would have loved to buy a bungalow. [...]

2019-01-24T14:21:20+00:00 January 31st, 2019|News|

The ‘B’ Word – Should I Cash in My Investments?

By Rachel Efetha, Chartered Financial Planner. B is obviously for, yawn, Brexit.  My clients are asking me more and more if they should cash in their investments before Brexit and my answer to them is another question ‘what is the purpose of your investments?’. Investment case study. Client “A”. Client A has a modest portfolio [...]

2019-01-28T09:31:31+00:00 January 28th, 2019|News|

Welcome to Barnes Gladman.

Welcome to new team member Barnes Gladman who has joined the company as Financial Designer Support. Barnes has been working in the financial services industry for some time and has joined us from Mattioli Woods, after previously working for Greyfriars Asset Management After leaving Guilsborough Academy in Northamptonshire he obtained a Business Studies degree from [...]

2019-01-23T21:13:44+00:00 January 23rd, 2019|News|

Overpaying your mortgage? Should you?

Recent figures from the consumer group "Which" show that nearly half (46%) of homeowners are overpaying their mortgage. The largest group overpaying being the under 25's. So should you be thinking about overpaying your mortgage? Why should you overpay your mortgage? Overpaying allows you to save on your interest payments. This saving can be substantial [...]

2019-01-21T11:44:10+00:00 January 21st, 2019|News|

Rachel takes on the London Marathon.

On the 28th of April 2019, Rachel Efetha, our Chartered Financial Planner, will be running the Virgin Money London Marathon for Deafblind UK. Rachel Efetha, Chartered Financial Planner with Anstee & Co. said- “I started off running a 5K and loved it, so when Deafblind UK asked if I’d be interested in running the Virgin [...]

2019-05-10T16:19:13+00:00 January 17th, 2019|Community, News|

Discretionary Fund Managers. What is the winning formula?

City Wire UK, the publishers of the leading professional financial services magazine "New Model Adviser" recently invited Caroline Anstee, Managing Director of Anstee & Co., to express her views on Discretionary Fund Managers (DFM). The article appeared in the magazine on the 3rd January 2019 as follows- Due diligence checks: How to make the DFM [...]

2019-01-11T15:54:22+00:00 January 14th, 2019|News|

Asset Classes? Do I need to attend them?

When undertaking a financial planning review with our clients our financial planners often talk about different asset classes. So what do they mean? Below is a brief overview of what these asset classes do. Some asset classes are better for income while others come into their own when you are looking for capital growth. Some [...]

2019-01-23T16:01:41+00:00 January 10th, 2019|News|

Equity Release. Why it’s not the last resort option.

Despite the popularity of equity release many people still feel that it is the option of last resort. Some will have look at equity release in the early days when the industry was not strictly regulated and policed.  They may have looked at it when interest rates were at a very high level. Some feel [...]

2019-01-07T11:59:44+00:00 January 7th, 2019|News|

Inheritance Tax: IHT planning is key.

Whether it’s called Estate Duty, Capital Transfer Tax or now Inheritance Tax (IHT) death duties have been around for centuries. The purpose of these taxes has always been the same. To raise revenue for the Chancellor. Initially, the tax was aimed at only the very rich but over the years the bar has lowered with [...]

2019-01-23T15:58:06+00:00 January 3rd, 2019|News|