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Analysis , Funds , Small Caps

Investing to fund school fees

However, increasingly we are asked about investing for one very specific purpose as part of the concept of investing for children. Often the question is raised by a grandparent or

Analysis , Viewpoint

No will could leave your family with no inheritance

But having a will in place is hugely important. Even if you have a will, is it up to date and does it take into account your current wishes? If

Alternative Investments , Analysis

So much noise about crowdfunding – what is it?

As the co-founder of Seedrs, one of the world’s largest equity crowdfunding platforms and the first to gain regulatory approval anywhere in the world, it has been immensely rewarding to

Analysis , Funds , Small Caps , Tax Efficient Investing

How to start saving for university fees

The independent university guide,, estimates that students who started university in 2012 can expect to graduate with around £53,000 debt – not an amount that the average family can

Alternative Investments , Analysis

Buy-to-let: The ongoing costs

Now I shall continue my shopping list and address the property and tenant costs you need to consider before investing in buy-to-let. Insurance Normal home and buildings insurance is not

Analysis , Shares

Could you live on £86 a week?

Nobody expects to be ill enough long term not to be able to do their job, so it’s understandable that people wouldn’t know what their financial circumstances would be if


Retired? Don’t want to downsize but can’t remortgage?

Therefore, it is not hugely difficult to understand why someone might choose to take out an interest-only mortgage if it offered the opportunity to own their dream home at an


Lower your interest rate risk using fixed income

Despite Bank of England governor Mark Carney’s efforts to anchor interest rate expectations at low levels, markets are pricing in higher rates and further yield rises are ultimately inevitable. As

Alternative Investments , Analysis

What would war with Syria mean for gold?

Depending on who you believe Syria may determine the outlook for the gold and silver price. But how much of an impact will a war with Syria really have on

Analysis , Property

Shopping around is normal – it should be for annuities too

However, thirty years ago, when I was just a boy trudging 10 miles to school through the snow in bare feet (or so I tell my children), it wasn’t nearly