Generation Still Taxed

By | 10.2018|Pensions|

Numbers nearly double in the last two decades With so much choice on offer, and with frequent rule changes and distinct tax benefits to consider, finding the right vehicle for your retirement planning is essential. Add to this the number of taxpaying pensioners nearly doubling over the last two decades, and with talk of also requiring pensioners [...]

Money’s too tight to mention

By | 09.2018|Pensions|

First comes marriage, then for some couples comes divorce. But a stable marriage is one of the best paths to building and maintaining wealth. Divorce, on the other hand, is expensive. Possessions, money, financial assets and debt acquired during (and sometimes before) marriage are divided between former spouses. Putting a price tag on a divorce [...]

Cheers to being a ‘Million-Heir’

By | 08.2018|Inheritance Tax|

With estate planning, you can decide what happens to your money and possessions (even your pets) should something happen to you. But, Estate Planning is useful in other ways too - it can help you minimise any Inheritance Tax liability and ensure your wishes are carried out in the event of your death if you [...]

Are you making the most of your pension?

By | 07.2018|Pensions|

By the time we have been working for a decade or two, it is not uncommon to have accumulated multiple pension plans. There's no wrong time to start thinking about pensions consolidation, but you might find yourself thinking about it if you're starting a new job or you're nearing retirement. Consolidating your pensions means bringing [...]

Is inflation back?

By | 06.2018|Investment|

After two years when consumer prices in the UK barely rose, the annual rate of inflation has risen above the Bank Of England's (BOE) target of 2% in 2017. The combination of high inflation and limited wage growth - as well as uncertainty about the terms on which Britain will leave the European Union in [...]

All change for the new tax year!

By | 06.2018|Tax Planning|

It's important to consider the tax implications of making financial decisions. The 2018/19 tax year is now upon us and a raft of new changes have come into force. The good news is that there is little change in the overall tax burden for basic-rate taxpayers. However, there are a number of areas that have [...]

How prepared are you for a financial shock?

By | 06.2018|Protection|

Over three million working couples are classed as 'double income, no option' (DINOs), which means there are potentially financially vulnerable if one of the two loses their earnings. The typical household today looks very different from the traditional image of a working family made up of one primary breadwinner and one homemaker. Instead, nowadays many households rely on two incomes [...]

What are your retirement dreams?

By | 06.2018|Pensions, Retirement Planning|

Retirement is a time for you to do the things you've always wanted. When considering your retirement income needs, you need to consider the types of events you would like to happen once you've retired that may impact your budget. Thinking about these early could help you when you're deciding the best way to take [...]

Beware of the scammers!

By | 05.2018|Hartey News|

A recent study by Citizen’s Advice found nine out of ten people would fail to spot common warning signs of a pension scam, such as unusually high investment returns, cold calling and offers of free financial advice. It’s very important to remain vigilant when you are looking to access the money you have invested. Last year, victims of investment fraud lost on average [...]

Inheritance Tax & AIM

By | 05.2018|Inheritance Tax|

We are always seeking solutions for our clients and looking to provide products that will help them manage their assets more efficiently, with the aim of protecting and growing their wealth for the future. Preparing for Inheritance Tax (IHT) is an area that regularly impacts on our clients’ financial and legal planning. Across HWM, depending [...]