Information, Advice, News & Views: Helping you make your money work harder

Here at Investment Sense we are passionate about making your money work harder for you and helping you to make better financial decisions.

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  • Information. Including news and views on the issues that affect your finances,  interviews with leading industry figures, technical information, free guides and our own independent best buy savings tables, including our exclusive best buy table for SIPP deposit accounts

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Whether you use our website to find the information you need so you can make your own financial decisions, or you take advice from one of our highly qualified team of IFAs, we are here to help you, in a clear, transparent and fair way.

Investment Sense View

The value of financial advice

the value of financial advice There are times in life when the advice of an expert is invaluable. Financial advice is often seen as something only for the rich and wealthy, but we know that isn't the case. Advisers can assist with a range of clients ...

How can you stop your pension running out?

Do you know how much the current State Pension is? It must be enough to live on, surely? It is often reported that people are ill-prepared for their retirement, and for good reason. Research from Scottish Widows suggests that nearly one in five of us aren’t saving ...

Should you use your pension to pay off your mortgage?

Close your eyes and imagine receiving a large amount of money. What do you see? What does it buy? The exact amount will dictate what is possible, of course. But, many would pay their mortgage off before dreaming of shiny new cars, skiing holidays, or for the ...

Which is more important; health or wealth?

Some want a six-figure pension pot; others are more focused on getting a six pack. Turning 40 affects people in different ways, but the urge to pay more attention to health or wealth is a common one. Whilst saving for your future is massively important, research ...

Investment Sense News

Why savers could be mistaken for ignoring Cash ISAs

Why savers could be mistaken for ignoring Cash ISAs Once a firm favourite among savers, new figures from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) suggest that the humble Cash ISA is being neglected. As interest rates remain low, the amount of money being paid into Cash ISAs has ...

Final Salary pensions: Why are transfer values rising?

retirement transfer values New research, by Xafinity, has shown that Final Salary pension (also known as Defined Benefit pensions) transfer values rose by 3% in August. The rise is predominantly due to a fall in the yield on gilts, which are routinely used to underpin the guarantees ...

Retirement: The unexpected reason millions plan to downsize

downsizing The concept of downsizing has been around for years. In fact, research shows that many of us are over-reliant on rising house prices to help fund our retirement. However, a new report from Prudential shows that releasing capital isn’t the main motivation for most downsizers.   The key figures ...

How do NS&I returns compare to the market leaders?

A safe place to keep money means various things for different people. Some prefer banks, whilst others may prefer stashing it under the bed (although that’s not so safe!), but one of the most secure places for your savings comes in the form of National Savings ...