Paul McFadyen

17 November 2022

Your autumn statement update and what it means for you

It has been a tumultuous year in British politics, with three prime ministers and four chancellors holding office. After the calamitous “mini-Budget” ushered in the demise […]
16 November 2022

Rising costs mean a fifth of adult children are considering moving back home. How could it affect you financially?

The “boomerang” trend isn’t new, but the soaring cost of living means that far more adult children that have been living independently are considering moving back […]
16 November 2022

The UK could face a “retirement savings crisis” as workers aren’t putting enough away

Figures suggest that many households aren’t saving enough to be financially secure in retirement. Calculating what income you’d need to reach retirement goals before the milestone […]
26 October 2022

10 simple ways to cut your carbon footprint and reduce your energy bills

Reducing your energy consumption can be a great way to cut your carbon footprint, lessening your personal impact on the environment and potentially helping to limit […]
17 October 2022

Living legacies are on the rise. Here’s what you need to know about them

More people are choosing to gift wealth during their lifetime rather than leaving assets as an inheritance. There are benefits to choosing a living legacy, but […]
10 October 2022

Before you increase pension withdrawals as the cost of living rises, here’s what you need to consider 

As the cost of living rises, you may be considering increasing how much you withdraw from your pension. While it could solve short-term challenges, it’s important […]
20 September 2022

Do you think financial protection claims aren’t upheld? 98% were paid in 2021

If you think that insurers don’t pay out when people make claims, you’re far from alone. According to Scottish Widows, just 7% of people think that […]
20 September 2022

Cost of living crisis: Why you should review your budget and plans

The cost of living is rising. Reviewing your finances now is crucial for understanding what effect inflation could have on your lifestyle and long-term plans. Inflation […]
20 September 2022

1 in 3 savers worry they’ve “lost” a pension. Here’s how to track them down

It can be easier than you think to lose your retirement savings. In fact, estimates suggest thousands of savers have forgotten about pensions that could support […]