Dividends riding high, but…

Dividends riding high, but…

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%,...
Reap the rewards of regular savings

Reap the rewards of regular savings

A regular savings plan is one of the most effective ways of building a nest-egg for the future. Saving regularly can be a painless way to accumulate funds, particularly if you set up a direct debit to deduct this money on pay day. Set aside £100 a month, and you will...
Stuck in frozen tax thresholds?

Stuck in frozen tax thresholds?

The erosion in the values of tax thresholds is known as ‘fiscal drag’, and is a highly-effective form of stealth tax used by Chancellors from successive governments. Fiscal drag is the result of not adjusting tax thresholds (or allowances) in line with inflation....
Which ISA is right for you?

Which ISA is right for you?

If you are looking to maximise your tax-efficient savings, there is now a range of Individual Savings Accounts (ISA) to choose from. And it makes sense to start saving from the beginning of the tax year.   You can invest up to £20,000 in the 2018/19 tax year under...