Pension. Should I rely just on the State Pension?

Many people perceive pensions to be overcomplicated. However, the basic principle is a simple one. First of all, it is worth understanding the benefits of saving into a pension scheme and not just relying on the State Pension. The State Pension will provide you with a foundation, but for most of us, it may not [...]

2019-05-31T09:25:35+00:00 June 17th, 2019|News|

Lasting Power of Attorney. A surge in popularity.

More and more people are looking for the protection given by a Lasting Power of Attorney. As the United Kingdom population gets older and the fear of family disputes increases, it has led to a rise in people handing over their financial affairs to friends or family members in case they should fall ill. Figures [...]

2019-05-17T11:57:09+00:00 June 3rd, 2019|News|

How to claim back tax on your pension pot withdrawals.

Since pension freedoms came into force in April 2015 more than £372 million has been reclaimed by more than 150,000 savers. The average amount being claimed for a refund was £2,000. How does this tax overpayment happen? When someone takes out a lump sum from their pension pot, only 25% is tax-free. The technical term [...]

2019-05-31T10:22:36+00:00 May 28th, 2019|News|

More financial pressure for the “Sandwich Generation”.

 So who are the “Sandwich Generation”? The "Sandwich Generation" are the group of people who are feeling the financial strain of supporting their children, grandchildren and ageing parents. With young adults struggling to achieve financial independence and a population that is living longer the burdens and responsibilities of the over 55s are increasing. Recent research [...]

2019-05-15T09:28:57+00:00 May 23rd, 2019|News|

Start now for next year’s tax return. Our top tips.

I would urge you now to start planning for your next tax return.  Don't leave it to the last minute and avoid all that last minute stress. Recent figures from Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) show that over 93% of people who were required to submit a self–assessment tax return did so by the [...]

2019-06-21T15:17:04+00:00 April 30th, 2019|News|

Paying too much tax on your pension?

Many financial planners fear that people are paying more tax than they need to because they do not fully understand the rules around withdrawing money from their pension. When the pension freedoms came into force back in April 2015, one of the key changes was the introduction of what is known as "Flexible-Access Drawdown". Which [...]

2019-04-25T12:14:34+00:00 April 15th, 2019|News|

Divorce: Why you need a Financial Adviser to help you?

By Rachel Efetha, Chartered Financial Planner. Anyone of a certain age will never forget that Christmas Day in 1986 where Den handed Angie divorce papers.  For a bit of nostalgia, you can watch it here. 13 years later, in 2018, 13 people filed online for a divorce on Christmas Day itself.  Then, the many people [...]

2019-02-20T10:13:37+00:00 March 11th, 2019|News|

Monika introduces “Baby Liam” to the team.

Monika with baby Liam. Paraplanner Monika Trow, who is presently on maternity leave, recently came into the Kettering Head Office to introduce baby Liam to the team. Liam came into the world on the morning of Monday 31st December 2018 weighing a healthy 8lb 6oz. This is Monika’s and her husband Adrian’s second and a [...]

2019-02-04T10:46:44+00:00 February 4th, 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|

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|