• Lifetime ISA

    Pension nest egg

    Step forward the new Lifetime ISA!

    You can save money in a tax free environment, up to £4,000 each year, and receive a government bonus of 25% – that’s a bonus of up to £1,000 a year. You can use some or all of the money to buy your first home, or kee…

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  • Topping up a Skandia Maximum investment plan

    top up maximum investment plan

    Skandia has decided that its Maximum Investment plan (MIP) will be one of the causalities of RDR.  This means that from December 31st 2012 you will not be able to top up your plan.

    Now is your last chance to make the most of your MIP.

    Why should I to…

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  • Scottish Widows International is closing for new business

    Scottish Widdows International

    With the news earlier this week that Scottish Widows International is closing for new business, many investors will be wondering where this news leaves them?

    About 18 years ago the “global investor”, then provided by Clerical Medical International, wa…

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  • Marie Curie Fundraiser with Lymm Festival

    The open gardens was a great success yesterday, thanks to all of you for your support. We raised over £100 for Marie Curie. Also, the large, unidentified plant was a “bowles perennial wallflower”. I paid 30p for it at a plant sale and now it’s huge.

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  • Update about Prudential’s Retirement Show

    A lot of you had some searching questions for me and the other panelists, it was great to hear such interest in the way financial advice is evolving.

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  • Why will there be inflation?

    Do you remember the audi advert that talked about spending twenty million dollars developing the new A4 (I think it was that one, and wait to be corrected)?  The punchline was

    “that was when twenty million dollars was a lot of money”…

    I loved it.


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