Month: March 2018

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March Market Commentary

Introduction “The first month of 2018 was a good one for the major stock markets which we cover in this Bulletin. We report on 12 markets and 11 of them made gains in January – in some cases, spectacular gains, which many investors would regard as more than adequate for a full year.” Sadly, February […]

Who owns your bank?

Following the financial crisis of 2008 when a number of big British banks came close to collapsing, the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) was strengthened by the government. As such, the FSCS 100% guarantees the first £85,000 of a person’s cash savings per banking licence in total, including interest. This means that a couple with […]

Highlights from the Lonely Planet ‘Best in Travel 2018’ – ready to rewrite your bucket list?

We all have bucket lists of one form or another and high up on a lot of people’s lists are various travel experiences. Travel allows us to experience other cultures, other climates, to meet new people and generally broaden our horizons. Especially now that you are in or approaching retirement and you have time to […]

Retirees embracing social, mobile and tablet

You’ve lived a full and rewarding life, settled down, had a family, and are now reaping the benefits of working hard and investing in your future. But has the world got smaller since back when you first began to make your mark? Now, through using social media on your tablet or smartphone, you can find […]


February Mortgage News

Since the rate change at the end of 2017 the talk has been when, not if, the next increase will be. In addition, how quickly will the rate start to return to the sorts of levels we were experiencing before the credit crunch in 2008. At the moment the rumblings coming from the bank of England […]