Month: March 2017

March Market Commentary

Introduction Last month was the month when it was almost impossible to keep up with the stories coming out of the White House. Normally as I make notes for this commentary through the month I end up – Not surprisingly – with far more notes about the UK than anywhere else. That was BT – Before […]

What could be the best way to provide for your grandchildren?

With both property prices and the cost of living continuing to rise, as well as low interest rates making it difficult to save, the ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ is increasingly becoming a partnership with the ‘Bank of Gran and Grandad’. If you have grandchildren, it’s only natural that you’ll want to provide for them […]

Why it could make sense to switch banks

An investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has found that small businesses could save around £80 annually by switching to a bank account better suited to their financial needs, whilst customers could save themselves an average of £92 a year by doing the same. However, the figures for switching accounts are still remarkably […]

4 great ways to make your money go further

January is a month that often feels twice as long in financial terms after the extravagances of Christmas and New Year, but just because we’ve reached February and your bank balance is finally looking a bit healthier doesn’t mean giving up all those thrifty habits you’ve adopted at the start of the year. It’s far […]