UK dividends continue to perform

UK dividends continue to perform

UK dividend yields are better than you might imagine. Dividends have been rising. UK companies paid out £94.4 billion in dividends in 2017, a 10.5% increase over the previous year. The increase for 2018 is expected to be markedly smaller, as last year’s payouts...
A new era for VCTs and EISs

A new era for VCTs and EISs

There has been a major overhaul of venture capital trusts (VCTs) and enterprise investment schemes (EISs). The changes come as a response to a government consultation paper last summer which looked at “patient capital”. This was defined by the Treasury as “long-term...
Shaky start to 2018 for stock markets

Shaky start to 2018 for stock markets

Global markets were hitting new all-time highs repeatedly in 2017 before encountering some turbulence in 2018. If you were invested in world stock markets last year, you should have enjoyed some healthy returns, although markets have experienced a much bumpier ride of...
Time to update your life insurance?

Time to update your life insurance?

Most homeowners buy some life insurance when they purchase their first home. These insurance policies are typically designed to cover the term of the mortgage. But what happens once that term is over? If you took out a life insurance policy when you first stepped onto...
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