Financial Life Planning. Do you need a plan?

So, why should you complete a Financial Life Plan and regularly review it? People do not buy pension plans because they want a pension plan! What they want is the lifestyle a pension can bring. Financial Life Planning looks at the purposes for which you want to use your money. Our Financial Designers discuss with [...]

2019-08-07T12:42:28+01:00 August 12th, 2019|News|

Trust. The different types and when to use them.

So, what are they? A trust is a legal arrangement where you give property, investments or cash to someone else so they can look after them for the benefit of a third party. An example of this would be if you put some of your savings aside in a trust for your children. The roles [...]

2019-07-31T14:31:55+01:00 August 8th, 2019|News|

Tax return: Don’t miss your July deadline!

The tax office is very good at highlighting the need to get your tax return submitted by the end of January each year. We cannot miss those television and newspaper ads. But when it comes to the 31st of July, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customers (HMRC) is very quiet. When is a July tax return [...]

2019-07-25T16:22:03+01:00 July 29th, 2019|News|

Mentoring: How we support the next generation of Advisers

By Rachel Efetha, Chartered Financial Planner. Personal Finance Society Mentoring Scheme When the Personal Finance Society (PFS) approached me a few weeks ago about joining their Mentoring Scheme, I originally thought ‘Great idea – I could do with a Mentor!’ until the penny dropped... I'm in the top 15% of Financial Advisers in terms of [...]

2019-07-22T16:15:40+01:00 July 22nd, 2019|News|

Paraplanner Samantha Clarke is now “Chartered”.

Congratulations to Samantha. A massive, “Well Done”, to Paraplanner, Samantha Clarke for completing her Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), Level 6 qualification exam, in “Financial Planning Process”.  This was the last in a series of exams which means that she has now earned the title of "APFS, Chartered Financial Planner ". Caroline Anstee, Managing Director of [...]

2019-06-26T18:53:13+01:00 June 13th, 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 [...]

2019-06-26T18:43:00+01:00 June 3rd, 2019|News|

Lasting Power of Attorney: Will it give you peace of mind?

In this article, we will look at what a Lasting Power of Attorney is, what it does and why you should be considering drawing one up. So what is a Lasting Power of Attorney? A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA), are legal documents that can be used to help you safeguard your financial future. A [...]

2019-03-20T15:37:49+01:00 March 28th, 2019|News|

Raj completes the London Landmarks Half Marathon

Congratulations to our lead paraplanner Raj Chettra who completed the London Landmarks Half Marathon. The event took place on Sunday the 24th March 2019 with over 13,000 runners and is the only half marathon to go through both the City of London and City of Westminster. Raj completed the marathon in a respectable 2 hours [...]

2019-05-10T16:26:41+01:00 March 25th, 2019|Community, News|

NatWest Local Hero Mortgage Awards Night.

By Jane Lumley-Walker, Office Manager. As you may be aware Anstee & Co entered into the “NatWest Local Hero Mortgage Awards”. The awards are to recognise the charity and community work carried out by the companies that work with NatWest. We put forward details of the charity work we have done, fundraising for various charities [...]

2019-05-10T16:29:41+01:00 March 21st, 2019|Community, News|

Residence Nil Rate Band. What is it?

Residence Nil Rate Band (RNRB) is an allowance for people who pass on their property to their children, grandchildren or using the legal term “lineal descendants”. It’s an allowance that can be used to reduce your Inheritance Tax (IHT) burden. At the moment the RNRB allowance stands at £125,000 per person increasing by £25,000 each [...]

2019-02-18T13:07:08+01:00 March 4th, 2019|News|