Winter 2017 Newsletter

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It’s been quite a year. Two Budgets and an election felt like more than enough for one 12-month cycle, but we’ve also been watching the ongoing Brexit negotiations and international developments. The Chancellor certainly had to walk a tightrope for his Autumn Budget in November, as we explore in our feature for this edition. Meanwhile, the Bank of England finally put through the first interest rate increase for seven years, albeit a small one. The climate remains uncertain as we go into 2018, but as always there are measures you can take to help safeguard you and your family’s financial position.

Our feature ‘Steady ahead – the second Budget of 2017’ covers the main outcomes from the Autumn Budget, the first of the Chancellor’s end of year Budgets. Mr Hammond included some high-profile giveaways, but generally steered on the side of caution.

Our other stories include:

Asset allocation in a world of rising inflation How can investors help to counter the effects of rising inflation and low interest rates in their investment choices?

Refresh your New Year resolutions Most New Year resolutions falter because they require regular attention. But a few financial fixes in early 2018 could set you up for long term peace of mind.

Time to update your life insurance? If you last purchased life insurance alongside your mortgage and the term is maturing, what are your options to ensure continued coverage for you and your family?

Investing for children – not just for Christmas Most children are eligible for a junior ISA, but there are other options available to build up funds for the youngsters in your life.


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