Equity release to buy Christmas presents? No thank you!

iStock_000011103880XSmallSummer only just seems to have ended, but take a walk around any supermarket and you’ll find aisles stocked with all types of Christmas goodies, from selection boxes to decorations, cakes to presents. Whilst we are growing immune to Christmas starting three months earlier than it used to, we didn’t expect to see one leading national newspaper, as well as a firm of Independent Financial Advisers, both promoting Equity Release as a way of being able to buy Christmas presents for your ...

What now for Harlequin Property investors? 6 hints and tips

Hints and tips 150 px_istockThe past few weeks have been turbulent to say the least for the thousands of Harlequin Property investors who have had to contend with delayed completions, missed interest payments and poor communication from Harlequin themselves. There have also been investor meetings and Harlequin open days to attend, a constant stream of negative publicity, on-going investigations by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and now it seems the Insolvency Service. Add in the move to put Harlequin Property into administration ...

The Retail Distribution Review, how will it affect you?

The Retail Distribution Review, how will it affect you?You may be aware that the FSA’s (Financial Services Authority) Retail Distribution Review, or RDR for short, will be introduced with effect from 1st January 2013. There has been an increasing number of stories in the press about the RDR, some more accurate than others and some frankly just scaremongering. So we thought I’d take the opportunity to explain a little more about the RDR and how it will affect you. What is the Retail Distribution ...

Investment Sense recruit two new Independent Financial Advisers

Investment Sense recruit two new Independent Financial AdvisersWe are delighted to announce that Investment Sense has recruited to new Independent Financial Advisers, James Lee and Laura Gregory. James and Laura will join our existing team of IFAs and will work for our Nottingham office. Both will specialise in giving advice to people close to retirement helping people get the best possible income from their pensions. Commenting, Anna Timms, Director of Investment Sense, said: “I am delighted that James and Laura have chosen to join Investment ...