Paul McFadyen

27 March 2023

5 inaccurate expert predictions that prove why you shouldn’t try to time the market

When you look at investment performance with the benefit of hindsight, you may think you could predict how markets will move. Yet, markets are unpredictable and […]
26 March 2023

5 practical things to check as part of a financial midlife MOT

Rishi Sunak is reportedly drawing up plans to provide a “midlife MOT” to assess the financial health of workers and retirees. Taking stock of your finances […]
24 March 2023

Soaring inflation drives up retirement costs by almost 20% in just a year

High inflation means retirees could need to increase their budget by almost 20% to maintain the same lifestyle, research suggests. If you’re drawing an income from […]
15 March 2023

Your spring Budget update – the key news from the chancellor’s statement

On Wednesday 15 March 2023, chancellor Jeremy Hunt presented his spring Budget. Focusing on the government’s aims to halve inflation, reduce public debt, and boost economic […]
22 February 2023

Investment market update: January 2023

Investors should expect further volatility in the markets in 2023, experts suggest. Economies around the world are facing recession due to factors including high inflation and […]
17 February 2023

Millions of fixed-rate mortgages are ending. Discover 6 practical steps you can take now

Over the last year, interest rates have increased from historic lows. Fixed-rate mortgage payers that have been shielded from the rises so far could find their […]
10 February 2023

Is your mindset holding you back from enjoying your retirement? Financial planning could help

When you think about retirement planning, what challenges come to mind? While ensuring you have enough saved and that you don’t run out of money are […]
26 January 2023

Investment market update: December 2022

2022 ended with uncertainty and volatility that’s persisted for much of the year. Read on to find out what happened in December and how it affected […]
16 January 2023

61% of Brits feel stressed about later-life planning. Here are 5 things you can do to boost your confidence

The majority of Brits feel stressed about planning their retirement, a survey from Aviva finds. While later-life planning can seem complex, taking control of your goals […]