Shareholders enjoyed bumper dividend payouts in early 2019, but it’s not all plain sailing. The value of regular dividend payments has increased steadily after the financial crisis of 2008. Dividends paid out by UK-listed companies through to 2018 rose by 85%,...read more
Prioritise peace in your life: extend the Marie Kondo tidying craze from your home to your finances. Have you ever looked at a room in your home – or even at your office desk – and wondered how you accumulated so much stuff? You might well remember when you acquired...read more
The next step in changes to tax relief for landlords takes effect from 6 April 2019 If you have a mortgage on a buy to let residential property, from this April only 25% of the interest can be offset against your rental income, with the remaining 75% qualifying for a...read more
You may assume you’ll never need it, but if you experience redundancy or illness, you may become eligible for universal credit. However, if you imagined that the state would provide enough support in the event of financial difficulty due to sickness or unemployment,...read more
Understanding your personal biases can help you form investment strategies that work for you across good times and when the going gets tougher Traditional finance theory starts from the principle that markets and their investors are perfectly rational. A quick look...read more
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