Thoughts turning to university costs


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As year 13 students around the country begin heading into exam season, many parents’ thoughts turn to putting them through university. Such an education is an aspiration for many young people – but at what financial cost?

Pension changes hidden in the Budget

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One or two notable exceptions for self-employed people aside, this week’s Budget from the Chancellor of the Exchequer has been widely viewed as something of a non-event for most people. However there is usually something worthy of note tucked away in the detail, even if the Chancellor doesn’t make it part of his speech…

Give financial security this Christmas


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With Christmas on the horizon, making an investment for your children or grandchildren is a great way to give them a financial start in life, long after the festivities are over. It may not have the same appeal as a beautifully wrapped present under the tree but they will thank you for it years after they’ve finished playing with the latest toy!