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How to Spot (and Avoid) Pension Scams

How to Spot (and Avoid) Pension Scams

June 03 2019 | Category: Latest Trends

If you’ve spent the last few decades gathering a pension pot together for your old age, the last thing you want is to find yourself cheated out of it by a scammer. The problem is that the fraudsters are increasingly sophisticate...

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What is Equity Release?

What is Equity Release?

May 27 2019 | Category: Figures and Facts, Money advice

Your home is probably your most financially important asset. Once you’ve paid off that mortgage, however, that property represents a large amount of tied up capital. While you might be happy leaving it there, many people want to...

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How Do ISAs Work?

How Do ISAs Work?

May 20 2019 | Category: Figures and Facts, Money advice

If you are in the fortunate position to be able to save some money for the future, you may be wondering which is the best form of investment. Will you be better off investing in stocks, putting it in some form for ISA, or just lea...

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Brexit and Your Finances

Brexit and Your Finances

April 23 2019 | Category: Latest Trends

Hold your horses – it’s yet another Brexit blog. But bear with us here. In the past few weeks and months, the team at Chilvester have been asked about the impact of Brexit more times than we can count, both now and in the l...

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60% Income Tax Trap

The 60% Income Tax Trap

April 08 2019 | Category: Figures and Facts

The bit of earnings between £100,000 and £125,000 is one of the most highly taxed bits of income. Are you caught out by this effective tax rate of 60%? Not only do you pay 40% tax on this band of icome, but for every £2 earn...

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Spring Statement 2019

March 14 2019 | Category: Figures and Facts

With much of the UK's attention currently drawn to the perpetual Brexit news, you could easily have missed yesterday's Spring Statement. Perhaps reassuringly, there were no major fiscal announcements made by the Chancellor. ...

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