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News & Views

Our aim is to keep clients fully informed of the latest developments within global markets as well as providing articles on personal finance, investments, pensions and tax planning.

As well as Our Articles, you can check out our Independent News Magazine, or simply read about what's happening at Kellands.

July 10, 2019

Mortgages made easy

When you need to take out a mortgage, whether you are a first time buyer, moving to a new home, buying a holiday home, remortgaging or buying to let, comprehensive mortgage planning is essential.

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Mortgages made easy

June 12, 2019

Are UK retirees withdrawing too much from pension drawdown?

Latest figures from HMRC show that the average pension withdrawal from pension drawdown schemes in the UK is £7254. This is around 6%-9% of the average pension pot, well above the 4% often touted as a sustainable rate. The upshot is that savers could be at risk of running out of money in retirement.

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Are UK retirees withdrawing too much from pension drawdown?

May 28, 2019

Awards success for Andy Turner

Congratulations to Paraplanner Andy Turner from our support team, who recently graduated with the Personal Finance Society at Fellow level, following on from him achieving personal Chartered status last year. The awards ceremony marked the months and years of commitment to hard work and learning.

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Awards success for Andy Turner

May 21, 2019

Some thoughts for income investors

Interest rates have been at record lows for over 10 years, causing problems for income investors, who have had to take on more risk to get some decent income yields. So what can income investors do to maximise their income potential going forward, without risking too much capital?

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Some thoughts for income investors

March 29, 2019

Apathy towards inheritance tax

Recent research shows that most adults don’t have a will in place and that more than half have no plans to carry out any estate planning to mitigate inheritance tax.

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Apathy towards inheritance tax

March 21, 2019

Some last minute tax planning options

With the end of the tax year fast approaching, there may still be time to review your tax and financial affairs to make sure you have optimised all your tax allowances and tax planning opportunities. So here’s a few of things to look at before the start of the new tax year on 6 April 2019.

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Some last minute tax planning options

February 25, 2019

What are the risks for drawdown investors?

Since the pension freedoms were introduced back in 2015, many retirement investors have opted for income drawdown as part of their retirement income strategy. This can make sense for many, but there are risks involved.

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What are the risks for drawdown investors?

January 31, 2019

Bond outlook improves following market volatility

When equity market volatility strikes, investors often flee to safety in the form of bonds. Fixed income securities (bonds) are traditionally seen as a less risky asset class than equities, although their value can also go down as well as up.

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Bond outlook improves following market volatility

News Feed

15/7/2019

Facebook scam-busting service goes live

New tools to fight online scams are launched after a legal action by TV personality Martin Lewis.

15/7/2019

Government should not manage railways, says review

Someone independent of government should lead operations, says the man tasked with improving the railways.