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Unemployment and coronavirus: Older workers feel 'forced into retirement'

17 Aug 2020

In general unemployed people over the age of 50 are twice as likely to be out of work for 12 months or longer, compared to those younger than 50.During the pandemic, women aged over 50 have been hit hardest, with nearly 100,000 leaving the workforce entirely. Being forced into retirement like this is not something that can be predicted however, planning for a comfortable retirement is something we can help with.

Wealth inequality rises even as wage gap narrows

3 Aug 2020

London is still pulling ahead of the rest of the country in wealth, health and education, the IFS warns. The difference between wages in London and the UK at large has shrunk but, there are still big gaps in both earnings and productivity.

Shaw Gibbs Financial Adviser achieves SOLLA Later Life accreditation

28 Jul 2020

Tim Davison, Chartered Financial Adviser for Shaw Gibbs Financial Planning has achieved the SOLLA Later Life accreditation, the Highest Standard for advice in the Later Life Market. The Society of Later Life Advisers (SOLLA) helps people and their families in finding trusted accredited financial advisers who understand financial needs in later life.

Shaw Gibbs contribute to CISI Financial guides to help the public

7 May 2020

The UK’s community of Certified Financial Planner (CFPTM) professionals has come together to offer their advice pro-bono in a series of money guides for the consumer, published by the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI). The guides, which Shaw Gibbs contributed to contain tips from CISI’s CFPTM members on managing finances during the coronavirus pandemic.

COVID-19 Update for individuals - FCA confirms interest free overdrafts and credit holiday package

15 Apr 2020

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has confirmed a package of temporary measures to help people with some of the most commonly used consumer credit products. Following a short consultation the FCA will be going ahead with the proposals which will give firms the flexibility under the FCA rules to provide temporary financial relief to those facing payment difficulties during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Advice for individuals - Coronavirus scams

30 Mar 2020

It is disappointing that we have to warn people to beware of new scams which are surfacing as some try to take advantage of this pandemic in order to try and steal from those worried about their health or finances. One to watch out for is what appears to be a message from the Government offering £258 to everyone as COVID-19 RELIEVE and an apparent Council Tax web page.

COVID-19 Advice for individuals - Investments

24 Mar 2020

In the last few weeks we have seen falls in stockmarket levels which have little parallel within the last 20 years, and that includes the financial crisis. A combination of 10 years general growth in stockmarkets followed by COVID-19 and an oil price war have fuelled fear around the world. By the time those selling out of the market reacted the vast majority were already behind the curve; many will have been tempted to buy back in with each spike since, afraid that they would miss the recovery; many will then have sold again when markets continued to fall.

Management consultancy activities

8 Jul 2019

It’s a problem faced not just by doctors however, the NHS depends so much on doctors doing overtime that the impact of the Tapered Annual Allowance is hitting us all.


LC&F collapse

13 Mar 2019

Consumers conned and FCA failed to act and yet there are more firms out there marketing these sort of false promises.

Another problem of the digital age

16 Oct 2018

One in seven people have lost track of their money sitting in savings accounts or pensions - with half blaming lost passwords, a survey suggests. Some 52% of those asked who had lost track of their funds suggested it was the result of a forgotten password.

Will you ever retire?

19 Sep 2017

As life expectancy increases, the Government need to put more money into the state pension fund and individuals need to save more if we are to retire on time.

The value of the pound has slipped on Article 50 date

20 Mar 2017

This is a great example of the irrational nature of markets. Given that we have known for some time that May would trigger Article 50 by the end of March, what rational reason can there be for a sharp drop in sterling when it happens? Did currency traders think it wouldn’t and are surprised?

Unmarried woman wins pension battle

8 Feb 2017

Landmark ruling could see unmarried partners be able to claim spouse’s benefits from pension schemes. Being able to prove financial inter-dependency appears to be key here so having a joint bank account could prove very valuable indeed.

Pound hits lowest level in three months

16 Jan 2017

So the uncertainty created by Brexit continues to be “good” for UK investors as markets will no doubt continue to forge ahead as sterling’s decline benefits major companies with earnings primarily in USD.

Is your investment portfolio futureproof?

16 Dec 2016

The world is changing – the established order is under threat, one such example is the traditional auto industry. How would your investment portfolio adapt to these trends, is it futureproof?

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