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June 2020

May Markets in Brief

May saw a more positive month for most of the stock markets we discuss, despite the COVID-19 pandemic taking centre stage across the globe. India and Hong Kong aside, all major stock markets made gains during the month. The world is tentatively beginning to emerge out of lockdown and there are some signs that the…

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Questions You Should Ask Before Accessing Your Pension

According to HMRC, record numbers of people have been taking money out of their pensions since the beginning of the year. 348,000 people made a withdrawal between January and March, a 23% increase from 284,000 in the same quarter in 2019. The value of the payments was £2.46bn, the highest amount recorded for that period…

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Everything You Need to Know About Mortgage Holidays

Over 1.8 million mortgage customers have taken a mortgage payment holiday to date. According to UK Finance, this equates to one in six mortgage borrowers and is for an average of £775 a month. Homeowners needing help with their payments have an outstanding loan of £136,000 on average. The Government recently announced that mortgage payment…

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How Does Financial Planning Differ For Expats?

Although international travel looks to decrease substantially over the next few years, many Brits will still choose to live and work abroad. Being an expat isn’t easy. Not only do you have to grapple with a new language and a different culture, there are also a whole host of financial considerations. This is a difficult and…

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