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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

Could you withstand a financial shock?

We’re often told to prepare for the unexpected financially, whether it’s a household bill or being unable to work due to illness. But, it’s something we often put off or believe won’t happen to us. Yet, it’s more likely to happen than we think. According ...

State Pension valued at £327,000: What you need to know

For most of us the State Pension will provide a foundation to build a retirement income on. According to research, it’s worth £327,000 for someone reaching retirement today, surpassing the average amount held in Workplace and Personal Pensions. With the State Pension now paying £168.80 ...

One in four retirees returning to work driven by financial struggles

In 2015 Pension Freedoms were introduced to give retirees far more flexibility in how and when they access their pension savings. But, along with additional flexibility came the responsibility to ensure that it lasts throughout retirement. Worryingly, research indicates that financial pressures mean a ...

Delayed inheritance affecting life milestones: Could gifting help?

As life expectancy rises, young people are receiving inheritances later in life. This has led to some putting off major life decisions and milestones, as they struggle to secure the capital required. If you want to give children and grandchildren a helping hand now, ...