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SOLLA Later Life Adviser Accreditation

SOLLA Later Life Adviser Accreditation

After completing a twenty-page detailed application form, providing copies of numerous procedures and client recommendation reports and undergoing a rigorous two-hour panel interview, I am delighted to have been awarded the title of SOLLA Accredited Later Life...

NS&I launch 3 year savings bond

NS&I launch 3 year savings bond

As promised in the March budget, NS&I have launched their latest fixed rate savings bond. The three- year "Investment Guaranteed Growth" bond will pay 2.2 percent interest on savings up to £3,000. The interest rate is higher than any other fixed rate savings...

Why we should have planned earlier for care

Why we should have planned earlier for care

My wonderful dad died at the beginning of April after a difficult time with heart failure. Mum found herself needing to arrange care at short notice, which we hadn't envisaged being so challenging. In this article I share what I've learned about in-home care.   A...

Is a market hiccup on the cards?

Is a market hiccup on the cards?

Our investment Portfolio 100 – which is invested in 100% equities - with dividends reinvested, has returned upwards of 25% in the last twelve months. I believe the last time that happened was in the early 1990's, and I can't even guess when the time before that was....