Family

Generation COVID-19

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has led to more people supporting younger family members financially. New research shows that 5.5 million older family members expect to provide additional financial support to younger members as a direct result of the pandemic . Of these, 15% estimate they will provide an additional sum of £353 in financial aid. The most common reasons given…
Jen Paice
April 8, 2021
Family

Investing For Your Child’s Future

Whatever hopes and dreams you have for your children or grandchildren, it’s reassuring to know that you can help make this happen by setting them on the path to financial security when they are young. To fund the future you want for them, it’s crucial to start saving early. Building wealth for your children or grandchildren  Junior individual saving account…
Jen Paice
March 9, 2021
FamilyProtection

Is the Future of Your Loved Ones in Good Hands?

Coronavirus spurs one in six to take action on their Will. Have you decided what will happen to your property and belongings after your death? It is never too early to be thinking of making a Will and to ensure that your assets and estate go to the people you want them to. If you don’t, that may not happen.…
Jen Paice
February 5, 2021
Family

Supporting Younger Generations

Giving Grandchildren Financial Security is an Important Goal for Many If you are a grandparent, it’s natural to want to help out the family. And if you’re able to give a financial boost – whether it’s a loan or a gift – to the younger generation, it can be enormously rewarding for you too. Even during the current coronavirus (COVID-19)…
Jen Paice
January 5, 2021
FamilySavings & Investments

Festive Financial Gifts

Deciding on the right investments for the children in your life As the festive season approaches, have you thought about gifting your children or grandchildren something different this Christmas? Giving them a good start in life by making investments into their future can make all the difference in today’s complex world. Many parents and grandparents want to help younger members…
Jen Paice
December 2, 2020
Family

Planning to Leave a Family Legacy?

We are living in extraordinary times right now, in the grip of a global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Many people are concerned to ensure that their affairs are in order and that they have made a Will, which is one of the most important legal documents you can create in life It is always sensible to have a valid Will in…
Jen Paice
October 20, 2020
Family

Rise of the female breadwinner

Women now earn the most in one-in-four households The proportion of female breadwinners is steadily rising but the trend could be knocked off course by the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Women out-earn male partners in almost a quarter of households, up from a fifth 16 years ago, according to new research. The findings show a shift in the traditional earning dynamic…
Jen Paice
August 25, 2020
Family

Family Finances

Traditional spending and saving habits have been turned upside down Household finances, including spending and saving patterns, have deteriorated drastically since the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown, despite unprecedented Government support. Traditional habits have been turned upside down, and household budgets that guided our incomings and outgoings before the pandemic are no longer valid. Analysis of consumer sentiment alongside official household spending…
Jen Paice
July 30, 2020
Family

Money lessons: 5 tips that add up to teaching your child about money matters

Reading time: 3 minutes> Understanding how money works is an essential life skill. Unfortunately, for a lot of people, these lessons come later than they should, and often as the result of something going terribly wrong. Not enough people make financial education a priority for children, which results in young adults entering a surprisingly complex financial world without the tools…
Jen Paice
January 10, 2020

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