6 easy ways to spot (and avoid!) a financial scam

Scam Computer Keys Showing Swindles And FraudOver the past year or so, we’ve heard from a growing number of investors who have found themselves victim to a financial scam, often resulting in a large hole in their finances. Indeed, our Marketing Manager, Phillip Bray, has been directly targeted and offered inappropriate and high risk investments after only the briefest telephone conversation. So how do you avoid being scammed?...

Our financial wish list – 6 things we’d like to see change in 2014

Our financial wish list  6 things we’d like to see change in 2014 150pxThe financial landscape seems to change quicker than ever these days. Some changes will make you better off, others will cost you money, some will make your life simpler, others will make it more complex. We’ve put our thinking caps on and come up with six changes we’d like to see in 2014, which would make many people better off, whilst increasing fairness and transparency. Do you agree with us? What would you like to see changed? Leave ...

Retirement: Retiring soon? 5 lessons we can learn from Channel 4’s Dispatches programme

Retirement savingsEarlier this week Channel 4’s Dispatches program looked into retirement and asked: “What’s your pension really worth?” The program featured many of the great and the good from the pensions industry as well as a a brief interview with Steve Webb, the Pensions Minister. It focused on four main areas: How much you need to pay into your pension Annuities and the options available at retirement The perils of ‘pension liberation’ Is property a better option than a pension? But in half an ...

Guest blog: Don’t be tarred with the liberation brush

Guest Blog Dentons 150pxIn his latest guest blog for Investment Sense, Martin Tilley, Director of Technical Services at Dentons looks at the latest topic gripping the self-invested pensions industry, that of pension liberation. Pension Liberation is a subject on the lips of HMRC, the Financial Conduct Authority and The Pensions Regulator and has been a frequent topic in recent industry and national press. The raising in awareness of the financial penalties of liberation has undoubtedly made the public less susceptible to being ...