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1 December 2020 Balancing debt: What should you pay off first?

Social distancing restrictions means UK households are saving more. But with interest rates low, they’re getting little in return for saving. If you have debts, using some of the money to pay these off quicker could make more sense. According to Moneyfacts, the UK savings ratio...

1 December 2020 The pension basics everyone needs to know

Most workers are now paying into a pension. But research shows that there is a worrying lack of understanding about how pensions work and why they’re a good option for saving for retirement. According to Royal London, seven in ten people admit they have little or...

1 December 2020 How many pensions will you have at retirement?

When we reach retirement age, we use a pension to create an income. But changes to working habits could make it far more complicated for today’s workers. As a result, actively managing pensions now is important. Employees today are likely to swap jobs frequently, to suit...

25 November 2020 Your 2020 Spending Review summary

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled the government’s spending plans for the coming year in his Spending Review given on Wednesday 25 November. A Spending Review sets out how the government plans to spend money and what each department will receive. It covers a range of areas,...

11 November 2020 7 outdoor museums and galleries to explore

Social distancing restrictions are set to be in place throughout autumn and winter, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on trips to museums and galleries. Many are reopening with new measures in place and there’s a whole selection of outdoor destinations you...

11 November 2020 Making ESG part of your pension investments

Taking ESG (environmental, social and governance) factors into consideration when investing is becoming more mainstream. However, many investors that want to make ESG part of their strategy are overlooking their pension. Pandemic means investors are more likely to consider ESG ESG investing has slowly been rising in...

11 November 2020 Talk Money Week: The benefit of family financial planning

Each November, Talk Money Week takes place. It aims to get the nation talking about managing money, from discussing pocket money with children to chatting about pensions. Money can be a taboo subject, even among families. But talking openly about money, financial goals and aspirations can...