Author: Durc

Investment market update: May 2021

As countries around the world began to tentatively reopen businesses and lift Covid-19 restrictions, there are strong signs of growth and recovery. However, this has been tempered with concerns around inflation and long-term growth prospects. UK In May, the Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey increased the UK’s growth forecast to 7.25% for this year…. Read more »

10 blockbuster films that are coming to the cinema this year

Cinemas are now starting to reopen after months of closure. If you’re a film fan, many cinemas are showing classic films to enjoy but new blockbusters are coming to the big screen too. Some of the most anticipated releases of 2020 and early 2021 are now scheduled for release in the coming months. Which of… Read more »

How FOMO investing could mean you make financial mistakes

Does FOMO – the fear of missing out – affect your investment decisions? It can lead to you making investment decisions that aren’t right for you and potentially mean you take more risk than is appropriate. At times, it can seem like everyone is investing in a particular company or sector. Perhaps you’ve seen a… Read more »

Guide – Your retirement choices: how to generate an income in later life

Since Pension Freedoms were introduced in 2015, retirees have had more choice when they access their pension. However, it also means you have more responsibility for generating an income later in life and it’s important to understand what your options are. Our latest guide explains the basics you need to know, including: Why it’s important… Read more »

Guide: 10 things that could increase the value of your property

Talking about homes and property values is something of a pastime in the UK. Property is probably among one of the largest assets we own, so it’s not surprising that we want the value to go up. While property prices have soared in recent years, investing in your home could push up its value even… Read more »

7 powerful investment lessons from Warren Buffett

The pandemic has led to more people taking control of their finances and investing. If you’re looking for some investing tips, the following pearls of wisdom from Warren Buffett are a great place to start. Known as a businessman and philanthropist, Warren Buffett consistently ranks on lists of the world’s richest people, with an estimated… Read more »