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Client story - When not to transfer a defined benefit pension

Monday, 20 March 2017

What did the client want? He asked us to transfer his two defined benefit pensions into a SIPP. He had been to other IFAs but found their fees too high. His reasons to transfer were as follows: The ...


IFA - Wetherby, Leeds, Yorkshire

A pension boost for cohabiting couples

Monday, 13 February 2017

A woman has won the right to inherit her deceased partner’s pension, despite the fact that they were not married or in a civil partnership, and he had not completed a “nomination form” naming he ...


IFA - Wetherby, Leeds, Yorkshire - mortgage adviser

Help to buy mortgage scheme ends

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

The government's flagship Help to Buy Mortgage Guarantee scheme, for homebuyers with a 5% deposit, ended on December 31st. It is estimated that more than 100,000 people bought a home using the scheme. ...


IFA - Wetherby, Leeds, Yorkshire

December update

Monday, 12 December 2016

What's been going on over the last month? Final salary pensions - 10th December Wow - really busy week this week. It's funny how things go in waves, this week we have had 7 clients call us all wanti ...


Independent investment advice - IFA - Wetherby, Leeds, Yorkshire

Client story - optimising a client's investment portfolio

Sunday, 13 November 2016

What did the client ask us to do? Our clients had pensions with one provider (Aviva), but investments with another (Nationwide). They owned very different investment funds across these policies – ...


Buy to let mortgage lenders are tightening the rules.  IFA - Leeds

Tough new rules for buy to let lenders

Monday, 10 October 2016

Owners or buyers of buy to let properties have had it tough recently, with George Osborne tacking on 3% extra stamp duty to purchases since March 2016, and restricting the amount of mortgage interest ...


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