Category Archives: Investing

Is there a UK equivalent to Betterment and Wealthfront?

Betterment and Wealthfront – Is there a UK equivalent?

If you spend a lot of time following the financial markets or you’ve been researching ways to start investing, then you may well have come across names such as Betterment and Wealthfront. These two investment companies have become huge in the US and they are known as robo-advisors. If you have tried to invest your cash with one of these companies however and you live in the UK, you may also have realised that these companies don’t actually allow UK investments at this time, something which I imagine would have disappointed you.

Auctioneer selling famous painting at Sotheby's

A Guide to Buying Art at Auctions

Interested in attending an art exhibition? Because buying art isn’t as easy as walking into an auction and pointing to the first painting you like; to help you with your decision-making process, below are three basic aspects you should consider before sealing the deal on any piece of art.

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More Losses for Pound and a Weak Q4 Forecasted

The start of October saw even more historic lows for the British pound. However, the bad news doesn’t end there, and more losses are forecasted for the final quarter of 2016.

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Viable Alternatives to Pensioner Bonds

When Pensioner Bonds were first launched back in January of 2015, they were hailed by many as being the answer to low interest rates for those Over 65s who were eligible to apply. As it turned out, the solution was only a temporary one. While the one-year bond offered market leading rates of 2.8% at the time of launch, these rates were almost halved to a rate of just 1.45% when the one-year bonds matured earlier this year and NS&I announced that it was axing the scheme late last year.

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Are You Saving Enough for Your Child? – Infographic

We all know that putting some money away and saving for our child’s future is one of the most important and rewarding things we can do in life. While you may already have arrangements in place for this and regularly put away money for you child, we do well to ask ourselves the question from time to time ‘Am I really saving enough?’.