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Currency fluctuations

Reducing the sudden ups and downs of investment over the long term The summer months are usually the only time when we think about different currencies and their values as we consider what money to take on our holidays. Where

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Election 2017

Why investors need to keep focused on long-term financial goals Prime Minister Theresa May’s announcement that she would call for a snap UK general election on 8 June 2017 surprised many people. After weeks of campaigning, there was no outright

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Savers ‘banking on ISAs’

Weighing up the tax-efficiency versus flexibility More than one in three retirement savers[1] are planning to rely on Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs) for the majority of their retirement income.

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Savvy investors

Time to get wrapped up? How to shelter income and capital gains For long-term investors, Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs) are a very tax-efficient wrapper that can hold cash savings as well as investments in stocks and shares. Savvy investors are

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Realising life-long ambitions

You now have more options than ever before to help you find a solution For many people, retirement now represents an opportunity to realise life-long ambitions, pursue new passions or help family members with their income needs. Since pension freedoms,

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Investing

Six principles to consider Successful investing involves making choices that meet your unique needs today and your financial goals for the future. Your personal circumstances will affect your decisions every step of the way. Whether you are saving for a

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Ten tips to make the most of pension freedoms

Planning for retirement in the new pensions landscape The new pension savings market offers much more flexibility and choice post–6 April this year, which is a positive, but it can be overwhelming. For people planning for retirement in the new

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Nation of savers

Focusing on the long term for a more secure future The UK is becoming a nation of savers, with three quarters (74%) of people saying they are currently saving, research from Scottish Widows has revealed.

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