The World In A Week 13 – The reign in Spain
  • Posted by: Jon Doyle
  • Category: Blog, General, Investments, News, World in a Week

Politics, it would seem, does not like being out of the spotlight.  On a quieter week for Brexit and Trump, the vacuum was filled by the eager Europeans.  In echoes of last year’s Italian election, where the scars of the Eurozone crisis from a decade ago are still inflamed, the tension of populist politics spread…

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UK dividends breaking new records
  • Posted by: Jon Doyle
  • Category: Blog

Recent equity market volatility has made many investors nervous, but it’s left one group feeling slightly better. Income seeking investors are benefiting from higher yields and higher total payments on company shares thanks to falling capital valuations and rising profitability. The latest UK Dividend Monitor from Link Asset Services has reported a record year for…

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The World In A Week 12 – UK to regulate internet
  • Posted by: Jon Doyle
  • Category: Blog, General, Investments, News, World in a Week

In what was a short week, owing to the bank holiday weekend, Brexit news was light; cross-party talks between Conservatives and Labour continue to progress, reducing angst over a Brexit deadlock. There was a variety of data releases last week from the UK and the Eurozone; the UK continued to show a 44-year low in…

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Pension changes to be aware of for the 2019/20 tax year
  • Posted by: Jon Doyle
  • Category: Blog

As the start of a new tax year begins, it’s often a time to consider how your financial plan is shaping up and ensuring it’s still relevant for aspirations and goals. You may be thinking about how you’ll use your ISA (Individual Savings Account) allowance this year or how to make the most of investable…

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The World In A Week 11 – UK to regulate internet
  • Posted by: Jon Doyle
  • Category: Blog, General, Investments, News, World in a Week

The UK government may be in swivel eyed bewilderment regarding Brexit, but last week proved it has not completely lost the plot. Last Monday it announced ambitious plans for the UK to be the global leader of internet regulation. The publication, titled ‘Online Harms White Paper’, outlines how the government proposes to effect online regulation….

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The World In A Week 10 – Synchronised Slowdown
  • Posted by: Jon Doyle
  • Category: Blog, General, Investments, News, World in a Week

Markets had a positive week with Global Equities as measured by MSCI ACWI, returning +2.26%. Europe Ex-UK Equities outpaced US Equities +2.65% vs +2.22%, slightly reversing the trend that has prevailed since the financial crisis. UK Equities, as measured by the FTSE All Share returned +2.65% and Emerging Markets as measured by MSCI EM advanced…

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Could Relevant Life Policy be a tax-efficient way to provide you with peace of mind?
  • Posted by: Jon Doyle
  • Category: Blog

It’s natural to want to protect your family. Life Insurance can help give you peace of mind that, should the worse happen, they’ll be financially secure. But there could be a way that’s more tax-efficient to provide security for your loved ones. Relevant Life Insurance is a way for business owners to provide effective cover…

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The World In A Week 9 – Please sir, can we have some more
  • Posted by: Jon Doyle
  • Category: Blog, General, Investments, News, World in a Week

Time? The latest Twist in the Brexit tale saw control being given to the members of parliament who embarked upon a series of eight indicative votes on what form Brexit should take.  It came as no surprise that all were rejected.  There is no apparent appetite for a ‘no-deal’ Brexit, but the lack of an actual deal…

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