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Each month we bring you news and information from the financial world through the Plutus blog. This includes guidance and advice on financial issues and tax planning through our Planning Series. It considers pensions and retirement plans through our Pension Series. It brings you the latest on insurance matters through our Insurance Series. Finally, it includes ad hoc advice and information on topics that we know will be of interest to our clients. Hear about it here first, then get in touch to discuss if you have any questions or would like to know more.

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The Insurance Series: Why do you need insurance?

April 2020

This month kicks off our three-month Insurance Series where we explore certain types of long-term insurance policies.

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The Pension Series: Lifetime allowance pension advice

March 2020

In the first blog in our Pension Series we would like to cover something that has become an important topic of conversation recently: the pension lifetime allowance.

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The Planning Series: There’s time to get the most out of this year’s tax allowances

February 2020

With only a couple of months to go in this financial year, it’s a good time to take action to maximise your tax allowances for the year.

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Why Brexit shouldn’t stop you from making life financial decisions

January 2020

It’s a new year, the beginning of another decade – a fresh start. Christmas is over, the turkey long since devoured, the presents opened and perhaps already forgotten about.

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Save or invest: what should you choose?

December 2019

Do media stories about interest rates and market volatility put you off from thinking about money other than to make sure you can make ends meet?

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Pensions: what they are, why you need one and what’s available

November 2019

We recently talked about pensions for the self-employed, the difficulties associated with setting money aside for sole traders and how the government is trying to help change this.

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Mortgages: knowing which one is right for you

October 2019

Are you thinking of buying a new home or re-mortgaging? Are you bamboozled by the number and type of mortgages that are available and can’t figure out where to start?

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How can an independent financial advisor help you?

September 2019

At the beginning of the year we talked about a new year’s resolution we hear a lot about: getting your finances in order.

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How to get the most out of your investments

August 2019

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Attitude to risk: What it means and what you need to know

July 2019

Any conversation with an independent financial adviser about investments or pensions will bring up the ‘attitude to risk’ question.

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Build the right benefits package to attract and retain the best staff

June 2019

The UK’s official unemployment rate is at the lowest it has been in over forty years, according to the Office of National Statistics.

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Can the ban on pension cold calls work?

May 2019

After two years in the making a ban on cold calls regarding pensions came into force in January of this year.

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