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Investment Sense View

The tax advantages of holding a commercial property in a SIPP

Investing in commercial property might not be the first thing that springs to mind when you think about your pension. However, with a Self-Invested Personal Pension, or SIPP, you can do just that. Furthermore, investing in commercial property through a SIPP can allow you to ...

Could looking after the grandkids be the key to a boost in retirement income?

One in 10 grandparents is responsible for caring for grandchildren on a daily basis, according to research from Halifax. While you might feel that taking care of your grandchildren isn’t hard work, or is a natural part of life, it could also be the ...

Moving forward together: The importance of retirement planning as a couple

Talking about the future is natural in the early stages of a relationship. You have probably been involved in a conversation along the lines of: “Where is this going?” “When will we get married?” “Do we want to have children?” Hopefully, you made it through those discussions and ...

Financial education at a young age pays off

Research has shown that teaching children about money when they are young, is likely to lead to a better understanding of savings and the ability to delay gratification in order to meet a long-term savings goal (Source: MyBnk). How does early learning ...

Investment Sense News

Can you afford to take a lump sum out of your pension?

Are you thinking about withdrawing a lump sum from your pension? Whilst it can be an attractive option, it’s important to remember that a pension is designed to provide you with an income throughout retirement. Before making a withdrawal, you should ask yourself: Would ...

Trusts: 4 ways they can be incorporated into your financial plan

Trusts can be useful financial tools in certain situations, but they can seem complex. Here, we explain what a trust is and some of the circumstances where using one may be appropriate. What is a trust? A trust allows you to give rights to hold ...

6 ways financial advice could help you

Financial planning can help build the future you’re looking forward to. However, research suggests that many UK adults aren’t benefiting from financial advice as they shun seeking support. There are numerous ways that financial advice can add value to your plans. It’s not just ...

Could you unexpectedly cross the Inheritance Tax threshold?

For some people, the Inheritance Tax (IHT) thresholds can seem a long way off. But when they pass away, their estate faces a significant tax bill that hadn’t been expected. It can be easier than you think to inadvertently cross IHT thresholds. When is IHT ...