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Base rate rise: implications for markets and investors

Markets are now pricing in a 90% chance of a UK interest rate rise tomorrow. High expectations on this front have been disappointed before and, even if they aren’t, a

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The best-performing Junior ISAs

The best-performing fund* over the past six years is Legg Mason IF Japan Equity. It beat 2,242 other funds to the top spot, returning 342.15%* over the period. Anyone investing

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Tax implications for landlords

With the full effects unlikely to be felt for another three years, the buy-to-let landscape looks set for some big changes. Since April 2016, three major tax changes have impacted

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Investing for your children

This week, royal family fans across the world were excited to hear the news that Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, are expecting their third baby. Welcoming

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Lifetime ISAs are growing in popularity

Lifetime ISA isn’t all about buying property, but it is a dominant driver. Investing for the future is also popular. Judging by the numbers taking out a LISA in their

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Government reintroduces plan to cut dividend tax break

Around 90,000 investors using dividends to fund their retirement could be hit by a reduction in the dividend tax allowance, when new legislation comes into effect in April 2018. The

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Three long-term ideas for your pension

The state pension ‘triple lock’, which was on the Conservative party chopping block, survived the General Election after Theresa May was forced to abandon her plans in order to form

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Landlords call on Government to reverse tax changes

The tax changes, announced in the 2015 Summer Budget by then Chancellor George Osborne, are being phased in over three years from April 2017 and mean higher-rate taxpayers can no

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Limited company buy-to-lets now surpassing individual

More than half (51%) of buy-to-let lending by volume was to limited companies in the second quarter of 2017. What is more, nearly three quarters (73%) of buy-to-let purchases were

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UK goes 10 years without a rate rise

On that date in 2007 the Monetary Policy Committee voted to increase rates to 5.75% just as the wheels were about to come off the global economy. A decade on