Congratulations: Exam pass for Andie Derry

Congratulations to Andie Derry, part of the client support team at our Kettering Office. Andie has passed unit 318, Principles of Business Communication. This unit counts towards the completion of a City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma for Business Administrator (3473) qualification. The qualifications aim is to develop Andie knowledge, understanding and skills across a [...]

2019-02-21T10:36:36+00:00 February 21st, 2019|News|

Samantha Clarke joins the Kettering Office.

Welcome to new team member Samantha Clarke who has joined the company as Senior Paraplanner. Samantha has been working in the financial services industry for a number of years and has joined us after recently relocating from Eastbourne. Her financial services career started when she was 16, working as a motor insurance clerk alongside her [...]

2019-02-07T16:56:19+00:00 February 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|

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|

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|

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year. Christmas and New Year office opening times. December 2018. Monday 24th – Closed. Tuesday 25th – Closed. Wednesday 26th – Closed. Thursday 27th – 9.00am to 3.30pm. Friday 28th – 9.00am to 3.30pm. Saturday 29th – Closed. Sunday 30th – Closed. Monday 31st – 9.00 [...]

2018-12-07T16:46:41+00:00 December 20th, 2018|News|

Stock Market Volatility. How best to invest.

Stock Market volatility is usually defined by big swings in either direction, which can cause the price of a security to change dramatically.  Lately, we've seen an increase in volatility but this is not an undue concern to us. Volatility can be triggered by many events and is a normal part of investing which should [...]

2018-12-27T10:12:04+00:00 November 12th, 2018|News|

Venture Capital Trust Schemes. What are they?

Should they be included in your retirement portfolio? As retirement planning becomes increasingly more complicated, holding Venture Capital Trusts (VCT’s) or Enterprise Investment Schemes (EIS’s) in your portfolio may prove beneficial. So how can they save you from paying too much tax? Venture Capital Trusts. First of all, VCTs are companies that are listed on [...]

2018-11-06T09:41:11+00:00 November 8th, 2018|News|