Market Update

Markets on the whole are a little bit better as we await the outcome of the Federal Reserve meeting and the outcome in terms of US interest rates. Barclays Barclays’ shares were trading 2% higher this morning, on the back of solid numbers which show Read more…

China’s Vicious Circle

Equity markets opened lower this morning in Europe following a fall in Chinese index at the closing bell, which damped investor confidence and highlighted what we have already thought, that without central Government intervention, then the market there remains susceptible to a sharp fall.  We Read more…

Savers withdraw £1.8bn from their pension pots

According to data compiled by the Association of British Insurers (ABI), nearly a quarter of a million payments worth £1.8 billion were made to customers from pension pots in April and May of this year, under the new pension freedom rules. With the average pension Read more…

Government overhauls dividend tax regime

Chancellor George Osborne has unveiled plans to overhaul the way dividends are taxed. In his second budget of the year, Chancellor George Osborne unveiled plans to change the amount of tax paid by people who receive dividend income. Under current rules, those who receive dividends Read more…